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Changing lives


Peter’s story

When he was a teenager, Peter broke his neck in a swimming accident and became quadriplegic. Nine years later he’s now an award winning Youth Development officer and youth counsellor but is at risk of losing his job because of a lack of funding to enable him to get enough manual assistance. Incredibly he would receive almost full time assistance if he resigned and became unemployed.
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James’s story

James is a second year commerce student at Curtin University. He hopes to set up his own travel agency for people with a disability. Completing his studies has been an uphill battle – particularly accessing the personal care he needs on campus. While James fought and won the right to get this assistance for his first Diploma, he faced exactly the same problem and process when it came to his follow-up degree.
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Claire’s story

Claire has a form of Muscular Dystrophy, and has been using a wheelchair for the last ten years. With her condition deteriorating, her movement has become more limited. Recently she found herself unable to lift her arm to reach the key in the lock of her front door. While this should have been a relatively simple matter, it took 12 months before the relevant agency organised for an accessible door to be fitted. In the meantime she was forced to use a side gate without a padlock to get into her own home. While she waited for the new door, someone broke into her house while she was home.More…


Robert and Mary’s story

Robert is a young man with a physical disability. He suffered a serious brain haemorrhage at birth. He uses a wheelchair and cannot speak. He lives at home with his parents who supply all his personal care as there are no other options for him. More…


Billie’s story

Billie is 4 years old. She uses a power wheelchair for mobility and can’t move, play or participate without it. Her parents and grandparents paid for all of Billie’s mobility equipment and therapy, including an iPod to assist with speech development. Power chairs are currently only provided to children over the age of 5 which limits the ability of younger children to play, participate learn and develop.
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Changing lives

At work

The NDIS would maximise employment opportunities by ensuring people had the support and equipment they needed to work effectively. More…


For students

The NDIS would invest in people’s future by providing support or equipment to ensure they are able to complete their education and training. More…


At home

The NDIS would provide funding for home modifications, specialised equipment and support to ensure people are able to live as independently as possible in their own homes.More…


For families

The NDIS would provide comprehensive family support to allow families to get on with their lives. Most importantly, the NDIS will allow families to choose what works best for them.More…


For children

The NDIS would give kids the best start in life by ensuring they receive appropriate early intervention and support during the early years. More…

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