AQA
Sharon Brill found herself drawn to disability support work for its variety and autonomy ... and for the deep partnerships she formed with clients such as Greg Grigarius. Story by Ian Baker.
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30.06.20 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
Raised in rural Portugal, Rita Figueiredo moved to Melbourne at the age of 19 with her husband and son. She explains how two decades of serving AQA clients has helped her see in new ways. Story by Ian Baker.
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30.06.20 05:09 PM - Comment(s)
Outdoor sports enthusiast Jason Ellery and his wife, Nicole Ellery, open up about married life with a young family and a spinal cord injury. Story by Ian Baker.
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30.06.20 04:41 PM - Comment(s)
Nobody thought Fernanda would get multiple sclerosis. Her friends didn’t. Her children didn’t. And certainly, Fernanda didn’t. Story by Ian Baker.
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30.06.20 02:41 PM - Comment(s)
Wayne Bradshaw, a footy lover living with T4 spinal cord injury, shares his story of being a support worker for Bill, also a footy lover, who has lived with Cerebral Palsy since birth.
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30.06.20 02:19 PM - Comment(s)
When Spire team leader Naz Erdem broke out in a sweat just from sitting, he did not think straight away that he might have a pressure injury.
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30.06.20 11:35 AM - Comment(s)
Former jockey Ian Duckling built a life for himself with good humour and grit. And then at 80, he met one of his most threatening challenges. Story by Ian Baker.
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30.06.20 11:06 AM - Comment(s)
A disability support worker alerted Chante Masset to the need to prepare for her first NDIS planning meeting. Now the 20-year-old is helping others, through other carers. Story by Ian Baker.
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30.06.20 10:50 AM - Comment(s)
Story by Ian Baker

When founding CEO Ian Bennett formed AQA Victoria in 1987, he formed it to save the jobs of his colleagues.


Alongside other people with quadriplegia, Bennet had been working for the Sydney-based Australian Quadriplegic Association from an office in the Melbourne suburb of Fairfield....
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29.06.20 11:34 PM - Comment(s)
Story by Ian Baker

If a single theme has sustained AQA Victoria from its earliest days, it is the belief that a person living through a profoundly distressing change can benefit from a relationship with someone who has taken a similar journey.


Expressed at first in compassionate visits from AQA staff ...
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29.06.20 10:58 PM - Comment(s)