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The right fit

Casey, a woman with intellectual disability and a history of ‘challenging behaviours,’ was unhappy with the service of her supported accommodation provider. After a year of trying to find some way of changing providers without any success, Casey contacted PWDA.…
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…
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…
Person, smiling slightly, sitting in a motorised wheelchair on a gently sloping ramp and alongside a long high railing to his left, through which palm trees and water off in the distance can be seen.

A better financial future

After a series of financial mishaps, Rob, who uses a wheelchair, had accrued a significant Centrelink debt and despite his best efforts, was struggling to pay them off at the same time as affording day-to-day living expenses. With little hope…

MEDIA RELEASE: Expensive, isolating, lonely: new survey reveals experiences of people with disability during COVID-19

A new survey, released today by peak disability rights organisation, People with Disability Australia (PWDA), reveals how difficult COVID-19 has been for many people with disability across Australia. “Over 90% of people with disability said they had faced increased expenses…