Woman sitting alone and looking out a closed window covered with a sheer curtain. She is in a wheelchair with her arms resting on the arms of the wheelchair.

The quest for freedom

Against her will, Maria, a woman with disability, was placed in residential aged care by the public guardian. She was not permitted to leave except for occasional supervised outings. Management of the aged care facility submitted an application for Maria…
Man taking a selfie photo, as seen from his camera view, and smiling happily. In the background, a path can be seen which continues up the mountain he is on next to the ocean.

Building a support network

A young man with disability, Marco spent years fleeing family violence which resulted in stints of homelessness and surviving multiple suicide attempts. He finally managed to secure short-term accommodation funded through his NDIS plan, but due to a change in…
Close up of a young man positioned in front of a grey wall. He is looking off into the distance to the left, and has dark hair, beard and is wearing an olive green t-shirt

A new review

Muhammad lives with disability, having been diagnosed 10 years ago with the joint condition, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. When he applied for the NDIS due to the increasing impact of his condition, he was declined and informed he was not eligible.…
Woman sitting at a cafe table with the sun streaming in behind her, she is looking at an open laptop in front of her, she has earbuds in her ears and coffee and food can be seen on the table beside her.

The right representation

Jennifer approached PWDA for assistance after attending a PWDA Reviews and Appeals training session, where she discovered her supports had been significantly underfunded in her NDIS plan. She believed she was misrepresented at her original planning meeting and her functional…
A young person with intellectual disability smiling past the camera. They are outdoors with a friend.

A matter of communication

Asmaan, a young woman with disability, arrived in Australia 10 years ago as a refugee from Afghanistan, and was diagnosed with intellectual disability, and in desperate need of communication support. However, Asmaan only received a small NDIS package which was…
Homeless person sitting outside on a cold grey day, wearing well-worn jacket, long pants, beanie and a hoodie, trying to warm up his hands, and looking sad and alone.

New options

Oliver has a psychosocial disability and for 16 years, struggled to survive living on the Newstart allowance. Despite his best efforts to remain in stable home, and the treatment he received for his disability, he had regularly become homeless due…
Two people standing closely together outside on a partly cloudy day, the person on the left is holding a white cane and is wearing glasses, the other person is looking up at him and smiling

A safe place

Stan and Allie are both vision-impaired and had been moved from one temporary home to another, until they were finally forced to live together in an abusive environment where neither of them felt safe. After enduring a series of threats…

New Australian Disability Strategy Welcomed By Leading Disability Representative Organisations

Australia’s peak disability representative organisations have lent their support to the new Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021 – 2031 (the strategy) which was released today in Canberra by the Australian Government to coincide with the International Day Of People With Disability.…