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“Self-care” is exhausting (ironic, huh)

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.

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What they don’t tell you when you receive a diagnosis

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

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The value of disabled teachers in the classroom

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).

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Overcoming the fear of labelling

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.

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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.

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The Honourable Bill Shorten, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with two young people, Ebe and Kay, standing together, smiling for the camera. Ebe has bright pink hair and wears glasses. Kay has auburn hair. Both are dressed in bright professional attire.

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

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