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Benny’s cafe: a pillar of diversity and inclusion in the Caboolture Business Hub

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Jimmy is not someone who defines people with labels or assigns predetermined ideas of what others can and cannot do.   “Everyone is different. Everyone has a disability in some way. So what? Why label some people that have got this as disabled?” Jimmy said.  Jimmy and his manager Megan never thought their business would be a pillar…
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Workplace inclusion is possible – just ask ASA

Tuesday, 24 May 2022
The idea of a data analytics business almost exclusively employing neurologically diverse people may seem impossible, but that is simply not true. The Brisbane-based business,…

Misconceptions about cerebral palsy

Thursday, 5 May 2022
Complex health conditions such as cerebral palsy (CP) are widely misunderstood.   Across the globe, almost 17 million people and 34,000 people here in Australia…

Misconceptions about bipolar disorder

Wednesday, 16 March 2022
Complex mental health conditions, such as bipolar are incredibly misunderstood. Whether it is due to a general lack of understanding or believing in damaging stereotypes…

Everyone is welcome at the Cape Gateway Motel

Wednesday, 5 January 2022
The Cape Gateway Motel in Mareeba takes pride in providing warm and friendly customer service, where everyone feels welcome. Part of creating this positive environment is…

Misconceptions about people with PTSD

Monday, 7 June 2021
Over 1 million Australians have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it is still a very misunderstood mental health condition. 27th June is PTSD Awareness Day,…

Dismantling the narrow view of disability

Friday, 21 May 2021
When we hear the word disability, most people think of someone in a wheelchair. In Australia, there are over 4.4 million people that have some…

Digital accessibility benefits everyone

Monday, 10 May 2021
Every user deserves a positive digital experience on the web. While digital accessibility was once thought of as a ‘nice to have’ element of a…

How to interview job candidates with autism

Thursday, 15 April 2021
The interview process can be a stressful experience for anyone, but for candidates with autism, it can be particularly challenging. Traditional recruitment and interview processes…

Country Club just the tee for Tyler & Jack

Thursday, 14 January 2021
Finding supportive employers who create employment opportunities for people with disability is one of the core missions of EPIC Assist (EPIC). Traineeships and work experience…

Flexible work: the new normal for 2021

Monday, 11 January 2021
In 2020 we saw our world change in ways we would never expect. The coronavirus has transformed the way we live and work. Employers have…

Inclusive leadership makes powerful teams

Monday, 23 November 2020
Inclusive leadership isn’t just nice to have. It makes good business sense. Teams with inclusive leaders are more likely to be high performing, have less…

Community key driver for Madill Motor Group

Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Madill Motor Group at Noosa have always fostered a feeling of community amongst their staff. With a focus on clubs within the local community and…

Art and beer the perfect brew for Richard

Thursday, 6 August 2020
Mateship, Sustainability and Inclusiveness. Head of Production at Your Mates Brewing Company Christen McGarry explains the Your Mates vision. “We always wanted to make sure…

Brett has the Cutting Edge

Tuesday, 21 July 2020
A lot can change in six months when you’re in the right role in a supportive workplace. Just ask Brett. Brett moved to the Sunshine…

Leading a remote team through challenging times

Monday, 6 April 2020
Many leaders are suddenly finding themselves in new working relationships with their employees working remotely. Add to that the fear and uncertainty the coronavirus pandemic…

Inclusion on the Menu at Maryborough Cafe

Friday, 2 August 2019
Owner of Maryborough’s POPIN on Kent café, Deb, knows that the staff members she has employed through local disability employment service EPIC Assist are (in…

#removethebarrier

Monday, 29 July 2019
I take my hat off to Dylan Alcott who recently launched the #removethebarrier campaign – a bold challenge to business owners and corporate Australia to…

Everything’s stacking up for Brayden at IKEA

Thursday, 16 May 2019
At EPIC Assist (EPIC), we’re committed to preparing people with disability for the workforce and supporting them to reach their potential. We recently chatted to…

Jonathon finds his job satisfaction at Eagers

Monday, 11 March 2019
Throughout life, everyone finds themselves searching for job satisfaction. Some people find something that makes them proud; others work tirelessly to get there. Jonathon’s been…

Camera House snaps up the perfect employee

Monday, 4 March 2019
Time has flown by for Nick, who recently celebrated 12 months working at Camera House. Helensvale Camera House Manager, Robert, has nothing but praise for…

Sweet future ahead for lolly shop assistant

Thursday, 28 February 2019
EPIC Assist (EPIC) believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to find meaningful work. Village Roadshow Theme Parks wholeheartedly supports this concept, and over the last…

Great staff make café all the sweeter

Thursday, 27 September 2018
There’s nothing as sweet as landing a great new job, especially when it involves coating raspberries in chocolate every day. Devonport local Matt started his…

“It’s been great, a win/win.”- Irwin.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
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…

FTC Computers hires computer guru

Friday, 29 June 2018
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…

Job seekers with disability urged to dream big

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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…

Part 2: Homelessness through Roberts eyes

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
The causes of homelessness Following my last article, I would like to continue to share the experiences of Robert, an EPIC job seeker who has…

Trust and the NDIS

Monday, 26 March 2018
Aside from headline-grabbing articles about the sustainability and costs of the NDIS lies a lesser-discussed element of the scheme, providing important insight into the hearts…

Disability is not an excuse for bad behaviour

Friday, 23 March 2018
Don Burke blaming Asperger’s syndrome as his excuse for his behaviour is just that. An excuse. TV personality Burke recently appeared on national television claiming…

The importance of brave conversations

Friday, 23 March 2018
Any day is a good day to check in with family, friends or co-workers that may be experiencing mental health issues in silence. People who…

Love them and let them go

Friday, 23 March 2018
A recent screening of ABC’s Australian Story featured the captivating tale of a couple who decided to take an unorthodox approach to challenging their son’s…

How disability confident is your workplace?

Friday, 23 March 2018
The Disability Confidence Survey Report reflects a positive shift in disability awareness levels among small to medium enterprises, but concerns remain that this increased awareness is not…