Navigating the seas of university with disability

“Students with disabilities are often forgotten by the lifeguards of our academic institutions because we are perceived as being unable to swim, when in fact, many of us are drowning in our attempts to brave the waters.” Unlike the familiar comfort of curling up by the fire with a good book, the thought of diving Read more...

Get ready, get set and go to these NDIS events

Everyone is getting excited about the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in New South Wales and a range of free workshops are being held to get people with disability, families and carers ready for the change that’s coming. To help keep you in the loop about free events happening near you we’ve put Read more...

Reconciliation remains front and centre on the agenda at Northcott

National Reconciliation Week is coming up from 27 May-3 June and that’s also when Northcott will take its next steps on the journey to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. On Monday 30 May Northcott’s Chief Executive Officer Kerry Stubbs will launch the organisation’s second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), also known as a Stretch RAP. Read more...

My wheelchair will never hold me back again

Growing up is never a simple task. Growing up in a wheelchair, I daresay, is even harder. I think that I, a 19-year-old, may be able to shed some light as to why I believe growing up disabled is a very hard thing to do but something that has made me who I am today. Read more...

Autism is no barrier to scoring NRL traineeship

Patrick Muscat is 20 years old and went straight from Year 12 to Northcott’s two-year Transition to Work program in Casula in 2014. He has autism spectrum disorder and anxiety. When Patrick came to Northcott, he had no idea what he wanted to do. We supported him to learn new life and work skills and Read more...

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