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

Can-Do-Ability

Hi, my name is Martha. I work for NOVA Employment, which is an Australian Government funded organisation that helps people with disabilities find employment. I’m 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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Carers targeted by the Liberals
Can-Do-Ability: Carers targeted by the LiberalsCarers are now being targeted so that the Liberals can get their precious budget in the black.

Carers do a lot of work caring for the sick, elderly and disabled. They save the government a huge ... More >>

Rooty Hill RSL Fire Alarm Evacuation
Can-Do-Ability: Rooty Hill RSL Fire Alarm EvacuationA couple of weeks ago I was at a NOVA Dinner at Novatel Rooty Hill on the first floor. We were having a pleasant time. Food was being eaten, drinks were had, presentations had taken place and we were ... More >>
Turia Pitt Update
Can-Do-Ability: Turia Pitt UpdateAbout 18 months ago I wrote about how Turia Pitt was burnt savagely in a bushfire while she was in a race. Turia Pitt was in the fight of her life to recover and she has done that and more.

Turia ... More >>

At Home Grants
Can-Do-Ability: At Home GrantsI recently found an ad for ‘young care at home grants’ that is sponsored by GIO. If you are aged between 18 – 65 and have high care needs and could be at risk of having to live in a nursing home then ... More >>
Dyspraxia is no longer a Paralympics Swimming Category
Can-Do-Ability: Dyspraxia is no longer a Paralympics Swimming CategoryIn the world of Paralympics swimming, Dyspraxia (lack of co-ordination, spatial awareness, learning disability), commonly found in people with Aspergers is no longer seen as a swimming disability category. ... More >>
Rewiring Your Brain to Learn
Can-Do-Ability: Rewiring Your Brain to LearnThere is a school in Canada, started by Barbara Arrowsmith, that is helping children rewire their brains so they can, read, write, do mathematics and be able to learn.

There are a large number of ... More >>

Awesome Lizzie Fights the Bullies
Can-Do-Ability: Awesome Lizzie Fights the BulliesLizzie Velasquez is one, awesome, inspirational woman! Lizzie has been bullied all he life because of a rare syndrome where she does not have any fat and Lizzie has also lost sight in one eye.

Lizzie ... More >>

Disabled Asian Female
Can-Do-Ability: Disabled Asian FemaleToday I came across this eloquently, beautiful story, written by, Nafisa Khanbhai, a Disabled Asian Female who shares her hopes and shattered dreams of living in Mombasa, Kenya.

Nafisa Khanbhai, ... More >>

Thank you NAB for your generous sponsorship
It's my pleasure to announce that the National Australia Bank (www.nab.com.au) have generously offered to sponsor the 'most online votes' section of NOVA's focusonability short film competition. Quick ... More >>
Toni Braxton has issues with having an Autistic son
Can-Do-Ability: Toni Braxton has issues with having an Autistic son

I was shocked to see that Toni Braxton feels that one of her sons is a punishment because he has Autism.

To think that God punished her for having an abortion earlier on is ludicrous.

To ... More >>

Autism does not make you crazy or unsafe
Can-Do-Ability: Autism does not make you crazy or unsafeThere has been a lot of media exposure over the shooting spree Elliot Rodger brought about and the shooting of eight people including himself. Although this story focuses on gun laws in the US,More >>
Accessible Yellow Taxis
Can-Do-Ability: Accessible Yellow TaxisI had no idea that the Yellow New York taxis only had a very small percentage of wheelchair accessible taxis!

It is only by adding a surcharge of 30 cents that half the taxis’ fleet will become wheelchair ... More >>

 
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