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I love self-care. I will gladly indulge in anything that gives me the happy brain stuff (also known as Serotonin and Dopamine), but my enjoyment of reading uninterrupted for days, or cleaning, or rewatching something I’ve seen a million times before isn’t generally perceived as “self-care”, despite its positive impact.
Diagnoses of invisible disabilities (for example, MS, ADHD, arthritis, brain injuries, diabetes, learning disabilities, chronic pain and fatigue etc.) are undeniably tricky to navigate, and can be especially difficult for parents with young children with little to no experience of the disability sector
I have done a lot of evolving in my short-long life. From the kid who was left behind, to the person teaching the class. I have a lot to say on the education system – mostly that it’s kaput – and I feel a lot of responsibility when it comes to teaching my kiddos (who, like me, are disabled).
Since I was a school kid, I have shown signs of ADD – attention deficit disorder.
Spending majority of my classes in uncontrolled daydreaming, fidgeting unconsciously with the stationaries on my desk, and missing half of my schoolwork unintentionally, I started to become frustrated about myself.
Year 12 students with disability forced to navigate fragmented support systems while completing final exams
A new report by Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA), and researchers from The University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales, young people with disability talk about the additional challenges they face as they finish school and make the transition to work or higher education.
Federal budget takes some steps toward inclusion, but more is needed to address challenges faced by children and young people with disability
While many measures are welcomed, the Federal Budget handed down on 25 October could have gone further to address the inequities faced by children and young people with disability in education, employment, social security and appropriate measures to support people at higher risk of complications during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
CYDA welcomes funding boost for Inclusion Support Program, says further support needed to make the early learning system more inclusive
CYDA welcomes the independent review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), announced by NDIS Minister Bill Shorten this week, to be co-chaired by Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM and Lisa Paul AO PSM, supported by a panel of experts in the sector.
An optimistic future for disability employment: young advocates facilitate the NDIS Jobs & Skills Forum
The NDIS Jobs and Skills Forum was held on Wednesday 17th August 2022. It was called by The Honourable Bill Shorten, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and brought together people with disability, service providers, unions, peak representative bodies and more to talk about the future of disability employment, the NDIS, and the disability workforce
CYDA CEO Mary Sayers says “Young people with disability are one of the most disadvantaged cohorts in the labour market which has been compounded by