It’s not every day you hear about an employee who has worked their entire career at one company. EPIC participant Paul began his career at Uniline Australia in 1979, and today celebrated his retirement after 42 years at the company. Paul, who has Asperger’s, joined the Uniline team in Yatala, … Read more about Paul celebrates his 42-year career at Uniline Australia
This October we are celebrating ADHD Awareness Month. With over 800,000 Australians living with ADHD, it is the most common neurodevelopmental condition yet still very misunderstood and misdiagnosed. In recognition of this month, our EPIC Assist Employment Consultant Rachael has shared her story … Read more about Rachael: ADHD is my strength, not a barrier
Tuning in to the world around us, as well as ourselves, provides a sense of clarity that is often lost in our busy lives. Practising mindfulness (the act of being fully present in the moment without judgement) allows us to acknowledge our feelings, reflect on how they impact us, and decide how to … Read more about Tune in to Mental Health this October
Hiring someone with a disability for the first time can be daunting. At EPIC Assist (EPIC) we encounter many employers wanting to employ someone with a disability but are yet to make their first hire. We find that employers are holding back from hiring people with disability because they do not know … Read more about Answering questions about hiring someone with a disability
It started as a small shindig tacked onto the back of the Olympic Games for military veterans that use wheelchairs. Today, it’s the biggest international stage for people with disability. The Tokyo Paralympics captured the hearts and minds of Australians across the country. We all cheered when … Read more about What the Paralympics are teaching employers about inclusion and accessibility
Genuine conversations with our friends, family and colleagues are a vital step in combatting suicide and mental health issues. R U OK? Day is an important reminder for everyone to have an honest discussion about how we are feeling. Asking someone you are worried about if they are okay can … Read more about Different ways to say R U OK?
At EPIC Assist (EPIC), we believe everyone has the right to meaningful employment. This starts with education for students with disability to create an easier transition to employment following school. EPIC is pleased to announce the launch of a new fundraising platform to further support our … Read more about EPIC launches new donations platform to raise funds for students with disability
As the Owner of Grafton Sunset Caravan Park, Malcolm Nott prides himself on creating a family environment. Part of creating that environment is having the attitude that everyone deserves a fair go. One way that Malcolm puts this attitude into practice is working with Disability Employment Service … Read more about “Everyone deserves a fair go”: attitude put into practice at Grafton Sunset Caravan Park