Empowering. Connecting.Making change.

Empowering. Connecting.Making change.

Sexuality not something to be ashamed about

Sexuality not something to be ashamed about

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

People with intellectual disabilities often face the stigma of being asexual ‘innocents’ WARNING: This story […]

By: Nyen Biong
Let’s change the way we determine quality of life

Let’s change the way we determine quality of life

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

Choice Life Passion Client Liaison officer Nigel Webb Photo: Queenslanders with a Disability Network   […]

By: Meg Bolton
One armed axe man reinventing woodchopping

One armed axe man reinventing woodchopping

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

Caption: Nick Fredriksen on his family farm at Kilcoy in South East Queensland. Photo: Maddelin […]

By: Maddelin McCosker
The School of the Road – Families that play together, stay together

The School of the Road – Families that play together, stay together

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

Patch and Trav at the Murray River Photo: School of the Road When you think about […]

By: Kate Rasmussen
Nothing About Us Without Us: Our Democratic Deficit

Nothing About Us Without Us: Our Democratic Deficit

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

*listen to podcast of interview below Graeme Innes hasn’t had the right to a secret […]

By: Marnie Cruickshank
Gold Coast businesses get ready for the NDIS

Gold Coast businesses get ready for the NDIS

2 Nov , 2017   Uncategorized

BY MICHAEL HARRIS Assistant Director Jayson Harrahan makes the opening remarks at the NDIS Provider Readiness […]

By: Michael Harris
Touch Football is for everyone, no exceptions

Touch Football is for everyone, no exceptions

2 Nov , 2017   Uncategorized

Touch Football Specialised in action Photo: Madison Spedding Ex-Australian Touch Footballer Graeme Clancy wanted to […]

By: Madi Spedding
It was a bond like no other

It was a bond like no other

2 Nov , 2017   Uncategorized

This uniquely touching tale of sisterly bond is a celebration of the NDIS, and just […]

By: Georgia Bishop
Identify the individual, not their Asperger’s

Identify the individual, not their Asperger’s

2 Nov , 2017   Uncategorized

When a person is diagnosed with Autism, or Asperger’s it becomes difficult for them to […]

By: Shaan Patterson
Self-driving cars – selfless or selfish?

Self-driving cars – selfless or selfish?

29 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

Getting into a vehicle is a simple routine taken for granted by many Australians. But […]

By: Ashlee Stenner
A place for disability sport in mainstream media

A place for disability sport in mainstream media

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

  Everyday hundreds of men and women are breaking sporting records in stadiums, on fields […]

By: Matthew Hepworth
Uber causing anger throughout disabled community

Uber causing anger throughout disabled community

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

Brisbane has the largest percentage of taxis that are wheelchair accessible, while Uber largely disregards […]

By: Jackson Paine
AFL program giving everyone opportunity to play

AFL program giving everyone opportunity to play

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

The Noosa Tigers AFL club is giving people of all ages and disabilities the opportunity […]

By: Kristina Hestdahl
New app that allows people to control their NDIS support has launched

New app that allows people to control their NDIS support has launched

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized,Video Features

An innovative new self-management app that helps people with disability create customised plans for the […]

By: Billie Maher
One Voice Choir is a “big book of Australia”

One Voice Choir is a “big book of Australia”

20 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

“I’ve been here for three years and I’ve loved every minute of it. I love […]

By: Samuel Burnett
Importance of disability sports

Importance of disability sports

6 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

The benefits of sports are endless; they provide good blood circulation, strong muscles, better coordination […]

By: Olivia Weckerle
Lane 4 making strides towards disability employment

Lane 4 making strides towards disability employment

4 Sep , 2017   Video Features

Most Australians would know there is an unemployment problem in Australia. But what they wouldn’t […]

By: Carla Westwood
Disability issues are a hot topic

Disability issues are a hot topic

2 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

Hot Topics group members. Photo By Michael Harris The Gold Coast Hot Topics disability support […]

By: Michael Harris
Falling through the cracks is an NDIS focus

Falling through the cracks is an NDIS focus

2 Sep , 2017   Uncategorized

By MICHAEL HARRIS. Getting on the grid team. Photo from NDIS  Paul Gabbert Project Officer for […]

By: Michael Harris
Art from the Margins – Changing Lives One Painting at a Time

Art from the Margins – Changing Lives One Painting at a Time

29 Aug , 2017   Uncategorized

Artist Michael Tichowistch says discovering art helped him find his self-esteem. Photo: Lilly McKenzie Wesley […]

By: Lilly McKenzie
Football players show their best working in disability

Football players show their best working in disability

29 Aug , 2017   Uncategorized

Capras player Junior Kirisome and Endeavour Foundation client Isabelle kick off at a group activity. […]

By: Sarah Friend
Disability Action Week: Sporting Wheelies encourage inclusiveness

Disability Action Week: Sporting Wheelies encourage inclusiveness

28 Aug , 2017   Uncategorized

Celebrating disability sports during Disability Action Week Photo: Imogen McDonald One in five Queenslanders live […]

By: Imogen McDonald
Mental Illness – the Invisible Disability

Mental Illness – the Invisible Disability

27 Aug , 2017   Uncategorized

Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Photo: Michael Zimmer Many people suffering from a mental illness are […]

By: Tomas Kuru
Labor Enabled – The Queensland Political Movement for People with Disabilities

Labor Enabled – The Queensland Political Movement for People with Disabilities

25 Aug , 2017   Uncategorized

Founder Brad Sparrow with Ali France. Photo: Angus Kennedy The decision-making tables of Australia are […]

By: Angus Kennedy
From injury to Back2Work

From injury to Back2Work

16 Aug , 2017   Uncategorized

A Hopkins Centre research team are piloting Queensland’s first early intervention vocational rehabilitation program for […]

By: Lina Frunk
The 2017 AFL inclusion carnival underway

The 2017 AFL inclusion carnival underway

9 Aug , 2017   Video Features

The AFL is leading the way for inclusion sport with its all abilities program that […]

By: tristan evert
Pararoos Aiming for More Than Just Gold

Pararoos Aiming for More Than Just Gold

2 Aug , 2017   Uncategorized

In a couple of weeks’ time, Australia will be competing on the world stage in […]

By: Jacob Irvine
Housing – The time to go for gold is now

Housing – The time to go for gold is now

6 Jul , 2017   Partner Contributions

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is pleased to announce the official launch of our housing […]

By: Queenslanders with Disability Network
Bond takes Fierce 4 honours

Bond takes Fierce 4 honours

6 Jul , 2017   Partner Contributions

Suncorp Queensland Cyclones captain, Chris Bond, was voted tournament MVP and a member of the All Star 4 after a torrid round of Fierce 4 Rugby action.

By: Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association

Racin’ for Jaysen

6 Jul , 2017   Video Features

Phillip Weightman has endured Australia’s toughest endurance race bringing attention to his best mate’s hardship.

By: Cameron Weightman

Giving the Gift of Independence

6 Jul , 2017   Video Features

The Surfers Sunrise – Rotary Wheelchair Project has built and delivered 80,000 wheelchairs to over 30 developing nations, for free.

By: Cameron Weightman
QDN Gold Coast local support group view driverless car

QDN Gold Coast local support group view driverless car

4 Jul , 2017   Partner Contributions

The Queenslanders with Disability Network Gold Coast Local Support Group invited an engineer who owns a nearly driverless car to talk to the group about the development of driverless cars.

By: Queenslanders with Disability Network
Don’t let anything hold you back – Katie’s story

Don’t let anything hold you back – Katie’s story

23 Jun , 2017   Partner Contributions

Katie is bubbly caring, loving and family orientated. She loves reading and colouring and wants to make the world a better place for people with disabilities.

By: Endeavour Foundation
Improving your communication with people with a disability

Improving your communication with people with a disability

23 Jun , 2017   Partner Contributions

Dean is a young man aged 22. He has autism, a moderate intellectual disability and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dean has demonstrated challenging behaviours for most of his life, sometimes resulting in a risk of harm to others.

By: Endeavour Foundation
Back to an inclusive future through State Network connections

Back to an inclusive future through State Network connections

23 Jun , 2017   Partner Contributions

That the future says back to us: Of course it’s inclusive, why would it not be?!

By: Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association
Human Rights Act for Qld

Human Rights Act for Qld

23 Jun , 2017   Partner Contributions

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s commitment to introducing a Human Rights Act in Queensland is a significant step towards achieving individual dignity and equal opportunity for all Queenslanders.

By: Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland
Debbie’s story – My NDIS planning

Debbie’s story – My NDIS planning

23 Jun , 2017   Partner Contributions

Debbie Brooks from Port Stephens, NSW, is mum to Peter Pattison, 27, and also cares for another person with a disability in a Host Care situation.She explains how the planning process has been for her so far.

By: Endeavour Foundation
21 tips for promoting independence in adults with a disability

21 tips for promoting independence in adults with a disability

23 Jun , 2017   Video Features

Have you ever considered how to increase the independence of your loved one? Increased independence provides a greater sense of wellbeing and choice, as well as lightening the load for carers. Here are some tips to start.

By: Endeavour Foundation

About the Open Doors Project

Project Open Doors is an initiative of Griffith University’s Journalism Program to effect change in the way people living with disabilities, their families, carers and support workers are represented in the media, and to develop a body of media reporting about issues affecting the disability sector in conjunction with people living with disability.