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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 surrounds the subject. For some, it’s become a term to...

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Inclusion no laughing matter for comedy group

Friday, 5 April 2019
EPIC Assist (EPIC) recently awarded community grants to 12 not-for-profit community groups to help create communities that value and welcome people with disability. One of...

Congratulations grants recipients!

Friday, 15 March 2019
EPIC Assist's Community Grants for Round 2 have been awarded, and we are proud to be supporting the following 12 organisations, located all along east...

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...

Kevin cleans up with Disability Matters

Friday, 1 March 2019
When EPIC recently awarded a community grant to Atherton-based charity Disability Matters, we were delighted to find one of our participants was already working there!...

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...

Camp supports kids to just be kids

Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Living alongside a family member with mental illness can be tough for kids, who are often required to step up and assume responsibilities beyond their...

Bubbly Bree spreads joy around Caloundra

Monday, 4 February 2019
There are some people you meet that just have a zest for life; people whose passion and enthusiasm shines through and creates a ripple effect...

All kids welcome to stay and play at Raceview

Monday, 4 February 2019
Raceview Integrated Playgroup, run by ALARA, provides a supportive and relaxed environment for children with disability, siblings, and parents to enjoy themselves. The organisation was...

Congratulations grants recipients

Friday, 7 December 2018
EPIC Assist's Community Grants for Round 1 have been awarded, and we are proud to be supporting the following 27 organisations, located all along east...

Julie brings sparkle to EPIC!

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Superstar motivational speaker Julie Cross visited our Windsor service centre yesterday to run a session with our Regional Coordinators, Operations and State Managers, and members...

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...

“Keep trying and never give up.” – Blake

Friday, 7 September 2018
If someone told Blake he’d go from unemployed to an award-winning employee within 12 months, he wouldn’t have believed them. But that’s exactly where he’s...

“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...

EPIC Volunteers give a little and change a lot

Friday, 25 May 2018
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...

Michelle’s journey of a thousand steps

Tuesday, 1 May 2018
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...