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Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers
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Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers

In the realm of disability, the voice of the caregiver can sometimes go unheard.  Add in the complexities of being a kinship or foster carer where authority for decision making passes through the Chief Executive, or The Office of the Public Guardian and if can feel very disempowering.   Every day the carer of a child...

Support Coordinators Never Give Up – Leading to Outcomes for Life
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Support Coordinators Never Give Up – Leading to Outcomes for Life

Positive change is not just a goal for people living with disability; it’s a tangible reality within the Infinity Community Solutions Ltd (ICS) NDIS Support Coordinator Team.   The key ingredients for the recent successes the team have celebrated has been tenacity, persistence, and consistent communication with and for the participants they support.   While it is...

Social Justice Driving Lifelong Outcomes
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Social Justice Driving Lifelong Outcomes

Social justice is a verb, not just a concept or an ideal. It demands action, engagement, and a commitment to dismantling the barriers that enable inequality. It requires us to actively challenge injustice, speak out against discrimination, and work towards creating a world where everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, has equal opportunities and...

Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care
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Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care

For children, speech therapy plays a crucial role in building the foundational skills needed for effective communication. These skills encompass articulation, language comprehension, and social communication—cornerstones that shape a child’s ability to express themselves and connect with the world. Early intervention is key, as addressing speech and language difficulties during formative years can significantly impact...

Building Inclusive Communities: Navigating Disability Awareness, Overcoming Discrimination, and Fostering Well-Being
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Building Inclusive Communities: Navigating Disability Awareness, Overcoming Discrimination, and Fostering Well-Being

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is a day led by the United Nations on December 3rd every year.  Australia has supported IDPwD since 1996, funding a program through the Department of Social Services to promote and raise awareness. IDPwD aims to make people more aware, understanding, and accepting of those with disabilities. This...

Accessibility and Inclusion Makes School Holidays Fun
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Accessibility and Inclusion Makes School Holidays Fun

Attending school holiday camps is a rite of passage for many children, however, when you have a disability, the right to inclusion is often challenged. Yet it shouldn’t be. Reasonable adjustments can be made for children with disability to attend camps and school excursions. With careful planning and consideration for individual support needs, school camps...

Representation at QFKC Conference
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Representation at QFKC Conference

The QFKC is the peak body for all Foster and Kinship Carers in Queensland, representing more than 6000 carers throughout the state. Each year QFKC holds a conference, bringing together like-minded people including carers, government, and non-government staff to participate in professional development, network, and collaborate in a relaxed atmosphere. This year Kummara Limited and...

Invisible Disabilities on the Rise
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Invisible Disabilities on the Rise

Have you ever seen someone park a vehicle with a visible allocated disabled parking sticker in a designated disability car space and watched as the individual got out without signs of having an apparent disability?  What was your reaction?  Did you feel upset thinking this person was taking advantage of the privilege of having a...