Jemima* is a woman in her forties with an intellectual disability and multiple health conditions. She began experiencing episodes of mental illness in her late teens. 

In celebration of International Women’s Day, IDEAS attended Be Remarkable! An evening at Kimo Estate, hosted by Local Leading Ladies, a new networking group for women in business in the Snowy Valleys and Gundagai region. Keynote speaker, Vanessa Low, wowed us with her power, passion and personal drive to succeed.

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Did you know there is a way to travel, enjoy new destinations, and not pay for accommodation?  

After many years of involvement in disability advocacy Frank Hall-Bentick approached his sisters Lesley and Annette and a number of friends to help him setup and operate a fund for people with disability. Through small grants, indigenous and non-indigenous people with a disability will have assistance to be involved with formal and informal education programs.

This story is about a mother and her son. The mother had recently and unexpectedly become the carer of her adult child. Her son lost his sight in an accident and now has a permanent and non-correctable disability.  

On Monday, the federal parliament agreed on a motion to support a royal commission into the abuse of disabled people. This is a good thing, but we still need a timeline, terms of reference and a whole lot more detail.

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Machu Picchu, the mysteriously forgotten city hidden for centuries, built by the Incans as an architectural fortress and refuge, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Poised high in Peru in the South American Andes, well known for its multitude of steps, relentless and challenging terrain, Machu Picchu is now within wheeling distance. 

Family Planning NSW will be delivering two free disability and sexuality workshops in the Canterbury Bankstown region on 13 & 14 March 2019.

Travellers with access needs are more likely to require specialist resources - to ascertain accessibility - before travelling.

Measures taken during yesterday’s Question Time to delay a vote calling for a Royal Commission into the violence and abuse of people with disability in residential care, are extraordinary and without precedent. A motion from Senator Jordon Steele-John to establish a Royal Commission inquiry into violence and abuse of people with disability within the disability sector passed the Senate in the morning and reportedly had the numbers to pass the House of Representatives too. However, the vote has been successfully delayed until Parliament sits again next week.