Kids’ sports program caters to all abilities

Gold Coast Inclusive Sports Program participants

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY A very special program on the Gold Coast is making sport inclusive by teaching fundamental sports skills to children with a range of disabilities.   The program, which is called the Gold Coast Inclusive Sports Program, … [Read more...]

Titans PDRL team takes huge strides

Titans PDRL coach Craig Wallace

HUNTER HUTCHEN The Gold Coast Titans Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) team have completed their inaugural season of exhibition games as undefeated champions.   Although there is currently no formal PDRL competition in Queensland, … [Read more...]

Quadriplegic designer promotes adaptive fashion

Carol Taylor at Brisbane Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

OLIVIA SIVA Gold Coast local Carol Taylor is the world’s first quadriplegic designer and she spends her time painting and sketching designs for other quadriplegics and people with disabilities.   Taylor made history at last week’s … [Read more...]

Music helps people with a disability

Music therapy with children

MICAELA ABOODY Music is a powerful thing. It can make your happy when you’re sad and arouse memories of particular times, places and moments that you thought you’d forgotten. But, for people living with physical and intellectual disabilities, … [Read more...]

Mental health sector struggles under NDIS

NDIS request form

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT Brisbane mental health service providers are concerned the transition to the disability-focused National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may leave some mental health workers and their clients feeling insufficiently … [Read more...]

Improving disability inclusion on the Gold Coast

SARA WECKERLE On Wednesday September 13th, the annual Gold Coast Inclusive Communities (GCIC) Expo was held at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre. The event, an initiative of non-profit organisation Benevolent Society, aimed to improve … [Read more...]

Workshop for parents striving for inclusive education

DEMI LYNCH Community Resource Unit (CRU) will be hosting 'Working Together for Inclusive Schools: Leadership, Community Campaigning and Influencing Others Leadership', a workshop for parents who have children with a disability. The … [Read more...]