How I never let my disability stop me from getting a job

After I completed high school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do so I started the Transition to Work program run by Northcott. During the three years I took part in this program, I learnt many work related skills like how to write a resume and cover letters, interviewing techniques and how to catch Read more...

10 things often said to one woman with disability

When you have a disability people sometimes say things to you that they wouldn’t say to other members of the community. Some of the things they say are strange, sometimes I understand where they are coming from and sometimes I can even laugh about them. Here is a list of 10 things people often say Read more...

Disability won’t stop Dinesh from becoming a Doctor

I started medical school after finishing a degree in law. That prompted a lot of people to ask me why I went on to study something completely different. The truth is I didn’t always want to be a doctor but a career in medicine really resonated with me after spending a couple of years reflecting Read more...

Jess’ journey: From school yard to Oxford Street

I have Neurofibromatosis, depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This has meant I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs in life and these are some I’d like to tell you about. Firstly school, where I had teachers tell me I wasn’t worth teaching because they didn’t understand me or the disabilities I Read more...

Dear Northcott…

A few years ago our family hit a brick wall. To us, life was perfect and we never questioned why our daughter, Jazelle couldn’t sit up, crawl, walk, talk or eat solid foods. Read more...

Accessible bathrooms are called that for a reason

Does anyone else feel like there are a growing number of people that think accessible bathrooms are there for them to use at their own leisure? I do and this concerns me. These bigger and generally cleaner bathrooms are not for you to use just because you want to pee in peace. They actually serve Read more...

Your stories are welcome here

Who doesn’t love a good story? Especially one written by someone who really knows what they’re talking about? The new blog section of our website is all about giving the people we work with a chance to share their stories with the wider community. Here you’ll be able to hear firsthand from people with disability about the Read more...

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