Symbol for Autism ribbon

Autism is an invisible disability that affects how people make sense of the world around them, and the communications and interactions they have. IDEAS have put together five facts about Autism, to help spread awareness.

Smoke billows over a dry grassy hill

As the bushfire disaster continues to ravage NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia into 2020, and the death toll continues to rise, we all need to have a bushfire survival plan in place.

An Image of a young man with disability, holding a tennis racquet and ball.

Summer and sports in Australia are always hand in hand, cricket, surfing, swimming, and of course Tennis. Tennis is a sport for everyone, you can begin at any age. As well as being a social way to meet people and spend time with friends it is a non-impact sport and has many health benefits like being good for bone health

An image of a light rail tram

Canberra’s first Light Rail route is now open. The service travels from Gungahlin Place to Allinga Street via EPIC and Dickson Interchange.

Image of a young woman with a disability on a yoga mat doing stretches

Pilates was originally started to help injured athletes and dancers return to exercise and fitness. It is suitable for all ages as it is low impact and muscles are worked gently. Pilates is about concentrating, muscle control, developing core strength and postural alignment.

A smoke-covered sun with a tree in the foreground

It is well and truly summer with a blast of hot weather set to hit later this week. As NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian declares another State of Emergency, NSW Health have issued a reminder for people to take precautions as the prolonged heat and poor air quality from the current bushfires pose increased risks of illness and distress.

Image of First Aid Kit, Water Bottles, Batteries, radio and torch

With the emergencies currently facing much of New South Wales, the need to be prepared is again highlighted. In the event you need to evacuate in a hurry, or you may be without power and clean water, a little planning now will spare you precious time.

A young boy putting a Christmas hat on his grandfather's head.

In the first part of Dawn’s Story, Dawn was diagnosed with Dementia and has taken up residence in an aged care facility.  When Bill her husband visits, there has been talk of how Christmas will be celebrated. Joyce, her favourite tea lady and friend has offered the family some tips for celebrating a dementia-friendly Christmas and holiday period.

elderly woman in a hospital bed having a medical exam

This week, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety examined the interfaces between the aged care and the healthcare system, including both Commonwealth and state or territory programs.

Community Engagement Conversations

Season’s Greetings from the Community Engagement Team. It has been a while since I last wrote something for the eNews. I went on annual leave, blinked and now find myself knee deep in December, with only 18 more sleeps till Santa comes… yay!