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  • Sensory Play Idea #4

    • July 2021

      1 min

    What is it?  The Sense of Smell Game involves a range of different food items/ingredients arranged into different cups or bowls and someone blindfolded, to prevent them easily picking out what they are smelling. How do you play? The individual is blindfolded and each cup or bowl is placed in front of them, and they

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  • HenderCare Foundation Grants

    • July 2021

      2 mins

    The HenderCare Foundation Remote Communities Grant and The HenderCare Foundation Disability Grant. The 2021 grant applications are now open, click here for more info. Applications open Monday 21 June 2021 and close Friday 23 July 2021 Important notes: Morialta Nominees, as Trustee for the Morialta Charitable Trust Fund (Morialta Trust), will be calling for funding

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  • Sensory Play Idea #3

    • June 2021

      1 min

    People may remember using a rainstick in music class in school, but making one at home is surprisingly easy and great for children who may live with Sensory Processing Disorder or those who just want to get crafty at home. There are a number of different recipes for these rainstick/sensory bottles that can be found

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  • Last year an article came out, written by Sayeed Mehrjerdian for IAccess about adaptive clothing and the impact it makes on the lives of those living with a disability. Sayeed described adaptive clothing as: “apparel that is specifically designed to make dressing easier for individuals with special needs including physical disabilities, spinal cord injuries, and

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  • CHSP stands for Commonwealth Home Support Programme and is a service that offers entry-level services for those who are 65 years or older (or 50 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people), providing support with tasks in and around the home. These tasks can include: Cleaning Shopping support (including shop by list

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  • The right support

    • June 2021

      3 mins

    For many NDIS participants, applying for funding is just one step in the process of accessing the supports they require – there’s also the issue of what to do with the money once it comes through. And it’s a huge concern, with a recent NDIS report finding 30 per cent of funding has gone unclaimed.

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  • South Australia Deep Creek Conservation Park Naracoorte Caves National Park Granite Island Recreation Park Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park   Victoria Dandenong Ranges National Park Mornington Peninsula National Park  Albert Park  Wilsons Promontory National Park   Western Australia  The Gap and Natural Bridge  Bluff Knoll  Cape Naturaliste Tree Top Walk | Explore Parks WA | Parks

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  • OPAN (Older Persons Advocacy Network) established a National Elder Abuse Prevention and Advocacy Framework in 2018 to assist older Australians and the broader community with better identifying types of abuse. As part part of the framework, they list different categories of abuse, these being: Financial (e.g. preventing them from accessing their own money/bank account) Physical

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  • Training for the future

    • June 2021

      3 mins

    Supporting clients with a range of complex medical issues means working in disability care goes beyond a paper qualification. Ongoing training and support from industry professionals and clinical experts is key to building a skilled workforce capable of providing the highest quality support to some of the most vulnerable members of society. “We make sure

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  • A healthy outlook

    • June 2021

      3 mins

    From dietitians to dental health professionals, podiatrists to psychologists, occupational therapists to mental health workers and more, allied health services are key to improving the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities and their capacity to participate in everyday life. But an increase in demand for allied health services married with a reduction of qualified

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