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International Day of People with Disability: an EPIC year in review

Wednesday, 23 November 2022
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally on December 3. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements...

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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...

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...

Cruising for charity

Friday, 23 March 2018
Storm clouds and rain did little to dampen the crowd’s spirits for the annual joint Charity Cruise of the XR6 & XR8 Club of Queensland...

Our CEO puts homelessness on the agenda

Friday, 23 March 2018
This June, 290 CEOs from organisations across Australia will be sleeping under the stars to raise awareness and vital funds for the many Australians who...

AccessAbility Day 2017

Friday, 23 March 2018
We were proud to participate in AccessAbility Day, a new Australian Government initiative connecting employers and people with disability. This pilot project took place in December...

Film fundraiser success for Bundaberg Special School

Friday, 23 March 2018
Our Bundaberg office hosted a film fundraiser event at Moncrieff Entertainment Centre last week, to raise funds for Bundaberg Special School. Guests were treated to refreshments upon arrival...

Time to celebrate our 2017 graduates

Friday, 23 March 2018
EPIC Education Assist has much to celebrate, with two graduation ceremonies held in the past weeks for students who have completed their qualifications. School Attending...

Horticulture trainees at home on the farm

Friday, 23 March 2018
Over the past year, Second Nature Organics in Narangba, affectionately known as ‘The Farm,’ have welcomed a number of valuable team members, all of whom...

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...

Suicide in Australia: how you can help

Friday, 23 March 2018
Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australians aged between 15 and 44 (ABS, Causes of Death, 2015). Latest studies show that these statistics...