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.
The success of Petite Waffles was revolutionised when they began hiring people with disability, says manager Eli. Petite Waffles began working with EPIC six years ago, first bringing Peter aboard before hiring an additional three people with disability. Eli is passionate about the change brought … Read more about “Peter is Petite Waffles, he brings such an amazing atmosphere to this company.” – Eli.
The causes of homelessness Following from my last article, I would like to continue to share the experiences of Robert, an EPIC job seeker who has experienced the lasting effects of homelessness. This morning I had the pleasure of hearing the QLD CEO of St Vincent De Paul, Peter Maher speak on … Read more about Part 2: Homelessness through Roberts eyes
National Volunteer Week (21 – 27 May) is a great opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the generous contribution of Australia’s volunteers. This year’s theme: Give a little. Change a lot, represents the millions of volunteers who make a profound impact on their communities, just by giving a … Read more about EPIC Volunteers give a little and change a lot
Housing issues In a recent article, I mentioned that in the lead up to the CEO Sleepout I will be sharing the stories from our EPIC job seekers who have experienced homelessness. To better understand the issue of homelessness, it’s essential that we hear real accounts of homelessness from real … Read more about Part 1: Homelessness through Robert’s eyes
There was a time not too long ago when autism diagnoses were far less common than they are today. Nowadays, almost everyone knows someone on the autism spectrum. We can’t be sure whether autism is actually on the rise, but we do know that autism diagnoses have skyrocketed, with 1 in 100 Australian … Read more about It’s not about changing a person with autism
9 years ago, Michelle Owens' life was turned upside down when she sustained an acquired brain injury from a car accident. Previously, Michelle worked as a GP in the Logan area. Following the accident, Michelle had to re-learn how to walk, speak, swallow and recognise her children. Despite having … Read more about Michelle’s journey of a thousand steps