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Co-ops Can Help Deliver on ‘Great Promise’ of NDIS

June 24, 2016, 4:19 p.m.

The cooperative business model has the power to support and protect both service providers and consumers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to the sector’s peak body.


NDIS stimulates small business with radical new approach

June 23, 2016, 2:54 p.m.

Just as the internet has forever changed shopping, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has swept into the disability service industry and almost everyone is starting from scratch, giving start-ups and small businesses a hand up.


3D printing lets people with disability take control

June 23, 2016, 2:44 p.m.

A young man with cerebral palsy customises his apps with only neck movements, a woman who can move just one finger uses a personalised joystick to control her wheelchair, and a man with a customised bionic eye sees better.


Nominations Open for 2016 National Disability Awards

June 21, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

The National Disability Awards, which recognise the outstanding achievements of those who have improved the lives of Australians with disability, are open for nomination.


UK: Why We Need to Mind the Disability Gap

June 17, 2016, 4:24 p.m.

Each week John* and his four colleagues meet with their manager to discuss workloads, responsibilities, and to decide exactly who does what task. This approach seeks to blend each individual’s strengths and weaknesses across the whole team.


Why you should hire someone with an intellectual disability

June 17, 2016, 11:15 a.m.

Even when work is an agonising slog, having a job – any job – is a blessing. Aside from the remunerative benefits that ensue, employment boosts self-esteem, expands social networks and enhances well-being.


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