EPIC Assist (EPIC) recently awarded community grants to 12 not-for-profit community groups to help create communities that value and welcome people with disability. One of the successful recipients was Larry Laughs Loud, a Lismore-based comedy club. Led by Vanessa Mitchell, the club was created … Read more about Inclusion no laughing matter for comedy group
Everyone deserves the opportunity to feel empowered and confident. Girl Guides supports girls and young women to do just this, and EPIC Assist (EPIC) is proud to be supporting their inclusive program in Cairns with a Community Grant. Girl Guides is an amazing program that empowers girls to try … Read more about EPIC grant guides girls to express themselves
We’re celebrating World Autism Awareness Month throughout April! Every day at EPIC Assist (EPIC), we support people with autism that are working hard to get prepared for the workforce. 1 in 5 of our job seekers is on the autism spectrum, and we love being part of their journey in overcoming … Read more about 1 in 70 Australians has autism, and only 40% are employed
Like a lot of people with disability, Emily has faced hardships throughout her life and battled with bullying and low self-esteem. After struggling to find a suitable traineeship, Emily connected with EPIC Assist (EPIC) and she hasn’t looked back since. For the past eight months, she’s been … Read more about “I couldn’t be happier.” How Emily is taking charge of her life at Target
The right tools at work can make all the difference in helping people with disability reach their best at work. Understanding how to support your employees with disability is an important step towards optimising your organisation’s productivity and achieving positive workplace mental … Read more about What are reasonable adjustments in the workplace?
We recently spoke with Jono, one of our former job seekers, who shared his experience managing his money. As Jono has found out, life is much easier when you know how to budget. How you spend your money can have a profound impact on your future. “When you’re making money, you also have to learn … Read more about Jono shares his experience managing his money
We were thrilled to recently receive an update from one of our former job seekers, Peter. EPIC helped Peter secure a great job in the IT department at the Australian Taxation Office, which you can read about here. Peter is on the autism spectrum, and his success at work is due in part to the … Read more about “My noise-cancelling headphones have been transformational”
Our job seeker Steph has been working with EPIC Assist for almost a year. It's not been all smooth sailing, but Steph has come a long way and is feeling more positive about her future. Steph was involved in our annual art exhibition, A World of Difference, last year. She sold her artwork entitled A … Read more about “Being on the Autism Spectrum has affected my whole life in a variety of ways.” – Steph