AQA

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Emma O’Brien will offer clients her occupational therapy skills and lead an expansion of AQA services.
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25.02.21 05:45 PM - Comment(s)
History of AQA 3: The friendly organisation
From its earliest days, AQA Victoria stood out as a place where people could find supportive relationships after a life-changing event that brought severe physical challenges.
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30.06.20 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
From nurse to support worker: 'It's more of a life!'
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)
History of AQA 1: How AQA Victoria got its name
AQA Victoria began as a Melbourne office for the Sydney-based Australian Quadriplegic Association. When the parent group demanded that its Melbourne branch sever ties, founding CEO Ian Bennett cheekily adapted its branding.
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30.06.20 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
History of AQA 4: The pioneering of peer support
AQA staff with quadriplegia have always reached out to people they believe might benefit from their lived experience. Informal visits to spinal-injury wards grew into a state-wide network of trained peer-support mentors and coaches.
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30.06.20 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
History of AQA 5: From sheltered workshop to service innovator
As he steers AQA Victoria into the NDIS era, Peter Trethewey has sought to build appreciation for what people living through disabling life events can bring to to their peers and to the wider community.
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30.06.20 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
Living in the moment
Outdoor sports enthusiast Jason Ellery and his wife, Nicole Ellery, open up about married life with a young family and a spinal cord injury.
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30.06.20 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
Lessons from 20 years of support work
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 to see in new ways.
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30.06.20 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
History of AQA 2: The founding of AQA services
AQA Victoria began to deliver home-based care for people with severe disabilities in 1991 through the Qualcare respite program, one of the first such services to operate in Australia.
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30.06.20 05:48 PM - Comment(s)
Cooking with my girls
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)
Let me paint the scene
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)
I'm a wiser man today
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)
The jockey and the pressure sore
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)
How Chante aced her NDIS interview
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)