Can-Do-Ability: Answers and Solutions from my personal experiences of living with a disability


Hi, my name is Martha. I work for NOVA Employment, which is an Australian Government funded organisation that helps people with disabilities find employment. Iím in a wheelchair & I like to aim high and achieve my goals. I also want to help others with disabilities conquer their dreams by sharing my experiences and giving people a voice to share their hurdles and wins.

Feel free to comment on anything I have written or ask me a question & I will try my best to help you out!

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Down Syndrome leads to early onset Alzheimers
Can-Do-Ability: Down Syndrome leads to early onset AlzheimersI recently read an article that has made me so sad. Apparently people who have Down Syndrome face the onset of Alzheimerís at about the age of 50.

Not only is it a challenge for a person with Down ... More >>

Nodding Syndrome
Can-Do-Ability: Nodding SyndromeI recently heard about this really devastating syndrome on the radio and it made me very sad that in Uganda, Nodding Syndrome has taken hold of young children and ruined their lives.

What starts ... More >>

Outsider Art
Can-Do-Ability: Outsider ArtOutsider Art is a phrase that has be coined to encapsulate those artists who have produced art without any formal training. The producers of this art are normally people with a disability who have used ... More >>
Movember Foundation
Can-Do-Ability: Movember FoundationMovember started back in 2003 by 40 men in Melbourne. Movember is now a global phenomenon. Raising money and awareness in the area of menís health!

Movember gets people talking about menís health. ... More >>

The Elbee
Can-Do-Ability: The ElbeeAbout 15 to 20 years ago Australia had a bike for people in wheelchairs to use. It was called the Nippi and you did not need a licence to drive it!!

The Nippi also had a tendency of tipping ... More >>

No drivers licence no Optus mobile phone if you are blind
Can-Do-Ability: No drivers licence no Optus mobile phone if you are blindI have often had a lot of trouble in getting a mobile phone plan because I do no have a drivers licence or a credit rating. I often have to get plans in my husbandís name and before that my dadís name.

It ... More >>

Disabled TV Characters
Can-Do-Ability: Disabled TV CharactersAccording to a TV analysis, there are more characters playing ongoing disability roles on TV this year. Although this is good news, not all the actors have a disability.

I know that at the end ... More >>

Sons and Mothers
Can-Do-Ability: Sons and MothersAt the end of September I was privileged enough to see a theatre performance at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre called Sons & Mothers that was performed by Performing Lines.

Sons & Mothers ... More >>

Disability Hate Crime in Northern Ireland
Can-Do-Ability: Disability Hate Crime in Northern IrelandIts hard to believe that in this day and age where one in five people have a disability that disability hate crime exists at all.

People with a disability are usually to scared to report this in ... More >>

Car Modifications
Can-Do-Ability: Car ModificationsRecently my husband and I have been researching the idea of buying a car and having it converted so that it can take my electric wheelchair.

We have figured out that the best car would be a KIA Grand ... More >>

900 Alternative Learning Programs
Can-Do-Ability: 900 Alternative Learning ProgramsI was listening to the radio while I was out and about and I heard an interview on the topic of alternative learning.

I am a big advocate of online learning as well as other alternative ideas. As ... More >>

Its in the Genes
Can-Do-Ability: Its in the GenesJen Bricker was adopted out when she was born as she had no legs. Her adoptive parents raised her well. They told her there was no such word as ďcanítĒ!

Jen grew up independent and strong and took ... More >>

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