Archive for the Stories Category

Tom’s Story

Tom’s Story

Tom’s Story Tom was advised to sell his car by the NSW Trustee and Guardian (TAG), because it was an expensive gas guzzler. After this was done a replacement was needed that was more cost effective to run. Tom felt quite disempowered without a car as many

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Glenn’s Story

Glenn’s Story

Glenn’s Story Glenn had submitted an Internal review with NDIA because he knew immediately after his new NDIS plan arrived that his funds would not last the year. This situation caused massive stress for Glenn and his family. He was concerned that he would have to sack

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Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s Story Michelle and her adult son were living in public housing near Bankstown in NSW. However, there were a huge number of issues with the property. Michelle had been asking to have these problems rectified for an astonishing eight years with no result until she contacted

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Asha’s Story

Asha’s Story

Asha’s Story Ms. Asha Prasad receives round the clock care as the result of a stroke and was renting privately in a high rise building on a 12 month lease. The issues for Ms Prasad were many and revolved around the numerous problems with the building. These

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Ya’el’s Story

Ya’el’s Story

Ya’el’s Story Ya’el Frisch, a Policy and Research Officer from Sydney who lives with cerebral palsy, explains the crucial role of advocacy in her life for her and her family.  I’m extremely fortunate to have grown-up in a family who were well connected with disability advocacy organisations.

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Shooshi’s Story

Shooshi’s Story

Shooshi’s Story Hear how Shooshi from Wollongong called on disability information and advocacy services in her family’s time of need. My name is Shoshana (Shooshi) Dreyfus and I am a mother of three young men, one of whom has a severe intellectual disability as a result of

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Emma’s Story

Emma’s Story

Emma’s Story A testimony to the importance of information and advocacy services, as experienced by Emma in Gosford.   “I just wanted to let you know the impact of having undertaken your two day workshop at Gosford has made on my life. Two years ago when I

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A Journey of Two Students with Hidden Disabilities

A Journey of Two Students with Hidden Disabilities

A Journey of Two Students with Hidden Disabilities A journey of two students with hidden disabilities and their family, from the Mid North Coast in the NSW Education System I have two children with hidden disabilities diagnosed by medical professionals.  Between them they are on the Autism

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Advocacy and the NDIS

Advocacy and the NDIS

Advocacy and the NDIS For the purposes of confidentiality we’ve changed the names of anyone mentioned in the original story. Ben, who is a wheelchair user due to his degenerative neurological condition, applied and received approval for a motorised wheelchair. However, after waiting for three months, Ben

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Keith’s Story

Keith’s Story

Keith’s Story Keith is a 62-year-old man with a physical disability who is sought assistance from Disability Advocacy (DA) to revoke a financial management order that was put in place in 2011. The Mental health worker who made the application for the order allegedly obtained the wrong

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