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...

Spinal Muscular Atrophy isn’t stopping me from succeeding

Throughout my life I have continually endeavoured to achieve anything I set my mind on, regardless of any limiting factors or obstacles I encounter during my journey. When I was 18 months old I was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Type II, a severe and life threatening neurological condition affecting the motor neurons. As Read more...

A mum who has a son with disability shares her thoughts about the NDIS

Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to make a positive difference in the lives of many people with disability as it begins to fully roll out from 1 July.  But it’s not only people who have disability that will benefit from the NDIS. Families and carers of people with disability will benefit too. Stephanie Clough is Read more...

Meet Australia’s new Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Alastair McEwin, a prominent advocate for the rights of people with disability, has been appointed our new full-time Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Mr McEwin is known to many in the disability sector as President and Chairperson of the Deaf Society of New South Wales, and also Chair of the NSW Disability Council. He is also the Executive Director of Community Read more...

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