Donny has come a long way since teaming up with EPIC’s Upper Mount Gravatt team over 90 weeks ago. After being out of work for a couple of years, Donny was ready to find support and get back in the workforce. “I have depression, anxiety, sleep apnoea and Graves’ disease. I was out of work 2013 … Read more about “I have a long road to journey due to my illnesses, but I know I am not alone.” – Donny.
A young web designer on the autism spectrum is expanding his skillset, thanks to regular work experience with leading Canterbury digital agency Chromatix. Shen has been a member of the Chromatix team for around two years, and director Irwin says it’s been a joy to watch him progress. “Shen started … Read more about “It’s been great, a win/win.”- Irwin.
Art is a powerful medium for people with disability. It brings creativity, a sense of community and is a powerful way to share life experiences. For Redcliffe local Donna Hawkins, art has brought a sense of wellbeing through a long and arduous journey to health. Donna is a survivor. She has had … Read more about Finding meaning through creativity
Now And Not Yet Café is an iconic part of the community in Warrandyte, Victoria. As a social enterprise, the café’s profits go back into local group initiatives, housing and employment opportunities. The Café is unlike most due to the passion and leadership of owner Derek Bradshaw, who embraces a … Read more about “It feels amazing to have a job.” – Emily
FTC computers began hiring last year for a computer guru who was also skilled in accounting and administration. Owner Steve, having no luck with traditional pathways, found the perfect candidate when he was contacted by Business Development Manager Roy from EPIC Assist. Roy had been working with … Read more about FTC Computers hires computer guru
They have carried the culture, language, and traditions of their communities for tens of thousands of years, and today they continue to advocate for their peoples’ rights. That’s why women are in the spotlight this NAIDOC Week (8 – 15 July 2018), a time we celebrate the achievements and culture … Read more about Because of her, we can! NAIDOC Week celebrates the essential contributions of women
ABC’s popular Q&A program last night hosted a disability special, providing people with disability and their advocates a valuable platform to share their experiences. The panel, which included the likes of wheelchair athlete Dylan Alcott, actor and dancer Kiruna Stamell, and former Disability … Read more about Job seekers with disability urged to dream big
Hiring people with disability at Crepe Café Aspley has been a game-changer both personally and professionally for owner Emma. In the three years she has been connected with EPIC, Emma has provided employment opportunities for six people with disability. She has had her ideas of disability … Read more about “People with a disability can do a lot more than what society labels them with,” Emma.