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This article explains financial abuse, where to get help, and the supports available. It provides information on the Financial Independence Hub, eligibility, and resources to support you.

A boy with disability learns how to repair a bicycle

We know you love our regular school holiday features on what is on for kids with disability. This edition has:

  • Returning favourites
  • Some new enjoyable finds
  • Entertaining options
  • And includes some ideas for budget-friendly alternatives.

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The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was tabled in Parliament today after two years of investigations into the quality of care provided in the aged care system in Australia. 

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A recipe is always fun when you can use it as sensory play. In this recipe, we promise you mess, fun, and healthy bites to snack on.

There are endless variations to bliss ball recipes and what you can include. We give you a simple one to try.

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The Disability Royal Commission is holding Public hearing 11: The experiences of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system. The hearing will be live-streamed from Tuesday 16 February – Thursday 25 February 2021.

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Simplify life and your food budget with a little planning. A common cause of stress in a typical home is: what to eat. Routines can help take the chaos away AND stop last-minute panic or fast-food purchases. It will stop those dreaded moments standing in front of a fridge wondering what you can make into a meal. Making the most of your budget comes from knowing the regular meals you and your family love AND that you find easy to make, so you no longer impulse shop. Plus we have a meal planning template for you to use.

A young girl with down syndrome rests her head against an adult, the girl is eating an orange..

That 3.30 pm hunger attack has been on our minds this week as we stock the pantries to fill growing bellies. Those voracious appetites of our students have returned! Where to start? We have some tummy-fillers that will make your mouth water. From teenagers to toddlers, we hope you find something here to stave off the hunger pangs.

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The excitement of moving into new ‘digs’ may be short-lived when there are the costs to consider.

 

 

 

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As the new school year begins and extracurricular activities such as sport and art classes are offered, make sure you apply for the different vouchers, rebates and grants offered by the various Governments. NSW has the Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers, and other states and territories offer similar incentives. 

 

A young man reaches his arms down to the road, his legs are wide  as he stretches before a run. He has a prosthetic leg.

Regular health checks can help identify early signs of health issues. The earlier a problem is discovered, the earlier treatment can begin. Men's health week runs from June 14 - 20, so it's a great time to schedule those regular health checks.