Since Adam began his role with Devonport Chaplaincy four years ago, his passion for the community services sector has continued to grow. Adam has found great personal and professional fulfilment through helping the community. “I mentor a student in the local high school, deliver food to schools, … Read more about “This job gives me a purpose in life” – Adam
At EPIC, we’re not only focused on finding jobs for people with disability; we’re committed to ensuring our job seekers feel confident and prepared when entering the workforce. Luke has been working on his work-readiness with EPIC for a little over 12 months, and his Employment Consultant Liz … Read more about “Before I felt very anxious talking to people, but now I look forward to it” – Luke.
Beginning a new job can be a daunting time for people on the autism spectrum, and employers can struggle to provide the right support. But an Australian-first partnership between disability employment services provider EPIC Assist and Neurodiversity experts Thriving Now is looking to change … Read more about People with autism thriving thanks to new partnership
R U OK? Day is all about creating communities and safe spaces where people can openly share their struggles. It’s about encouraging human connection in a time when people feel more isolated than ever. One in five people experience mental illness over the course of their life, which means a lot of … Read more about Workplaces ideal environment for life-changing conversations
If someone told Blake he’d go from unemployed to award-winning employee within 12 months, he wouldn’t have believed them. But that’s exactly where he’s found himself, having recently received an award for excellent customer service at Bunnings. “I never thought I’d get a job like this, and now … Read more about “Keep trying and never give up.” – Blake
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