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Inform issue 27 – Autumn 2019

In this issue of Inform we celebrate the art of movement and the personal significance it holds for everyone. We also chat to Ryan, a wheelchair user who offers his advice on how to plan the night out.


18 Inform Online Highlights from Inform Online Learn Fabulous foods to fight cold and flu These days cold and flu season kicks off at the start of winter and hangs around like an unwanted guest well into spring. But getting sick is not a given. Boosting your diet with nutritious food can do wonders for your immune... Listen Are you getting enough sleep? Living with a chronic health condition or physical disability can be stressful, both physically and emotionally, and therefore disruptive to your sleep patterns. The amount and quality of sleep you’re getting contributes to your... NDIS 101: Managing your funding Navigating the NDIS can be daunting, especially if the NDIS marks the first time you or your loved one are accessing supports and services. The Inform Online NDIS 101 series aims to take some of the confusion out of... EPISODE 04: WISE Employment Karen Walker from WISE Employment, a not-for-profit organisation and one of Australia’s leading disability employment services providers, discusses disability employment services. EPISODE 03: Owning your future Jarad McLoughlin offers his advice for other people with disabilities who might be experiencing some stigmatisation and ableism at work. EPISODE 02: Starting your own business Robbie Peime offers his advice for other people with disabilities who might be at a cross-roads in their career.

Advice 19 Hitting the town We’ve all done it: made up an excuse or convinced ourselves of a reason not to go out. Maybe it was a colleague’s party, a drink with old schoolmates or coffee with Aunt Mavis. And maybe you’ve come up with creative reasons, telling yourself ‘it might rain’, ‘they won’t notice if I skip it’, and the perennial classic: ‘I’ll go next time’. It’s a habit worth breaking. For one, memorable experiences don’t just knock at your front door. But more than that, getting out can encourage other people to venture out too. And this can only be good. Being visible in our communities does more for disability awareness than you might think. Story: Ryan Smith