|Down Syndrome leads to early onset Alzheimers|
I 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 >>
I 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 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 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 >>
About 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|
I 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|
According 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|
At 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|
Its 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 >>
Recently 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|
I 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|
Jen 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 >>