Opinion pieces

Autism misconceptions: myths vs facts

Wednesday, 3 April 2024
It is estimated that one in thirty-six children have autism spectrum disorder, and yet there is a concerningly large amount of misinformation and misunderstanding that...

Ethan: my first year at EPIC and my career

Thursday, 25 January 2024
What now? That was probably one of the most terrifying questions you could have asked a 21-year-old me. I had just finished my study, submitted...

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...

#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...

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...

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...