Night Ninjas are springing to action in the Redland community and tackling the challenges of homelessness and hardship head-on with an EPIC Community Grant. As a part of their unique support program, Night Ninjas are paving the way towards inclusivity goals and helping people with disability conquer … Read more about Night Ninjas tackle stigma with EPIC Community Grant
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 Brayden, a young man on the autism spectrum who has been studying Retail. Over the last six months, Brayden has been completing the … Read more about Everything’s stacking up for Brayden at IKEA
It’s a common misconception that people with disability won’t be able to play sport or be part of a team. Noosa Australian Football Club are confronting this stereotype one football match at a time – and EPIC is proud to be cheering them on with a community grant. We were impressed to learn of … Read more about Noosa Tigers smash stereotypes one match at a time
This National Volunteer Week EPIC is celebrating the generous contributions of volunteers who are making the world a more inclusive and accepting place for people with disability. National Volunteer Week (20-26 May 2019) is a great opportunity to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who … Read more about It’s National Volunteer Week – how are you making a world of difference?
Gold Coast Green Living are focused on creating vibrant, accessible public gardens for the whole community. Their latest endeavour, called ‘Ediblescapes’, incorporates herbs, spiral gardens, and large, braille signage. Project Coordinator Jorge Cantellano says that the landscape is the perfect hub … Read more about Green Living nurturing inclusion with sensory garden
Did you know that in Australia 1 in 5 people have disability? And that people with disability are twice as likely to be unemployed than a person without disability? The reality is that people with disability have just as much to contribute to a workplace and the economy as anyone else – and … Read more about Busting myths about disability
For almost 100 years, Hervey Bay Baptist Church (HBBC) has been transforming lives and spreading hope within the local community. As a part of their dedication to inclusion and diversity, they hold Auslan translated services every Sunday, and they have now further extended their reach even … Read more about Hervey Bay church welcomes the community with their new counselling room
Isabella was submitting hundreds of job applications and getting nowhere before she made the decision to connect with EPIC. As a blind woman with a guide dog, Isabella believes she often represents ‘the great unknown’ to employers. “There is definitely a stigma around hiring people with … Read more about Isabella breaks down perceived barriers of blindness