Dinesh Palipana was one of the best interns to have ever graduated from the Griffith School of Medicine, excelling in his chosen field of study despite having the additional challenge of being quadriplegic.
Connor Guillet has a new best mate. Her name is Ellie, a foster dog. This kind of story plays out on a regular basis all over the world, but Connor and Ellie share a special bond – they communicate through sign language.
There’s a new social media platform in town and it aims to facilitate connections between disabled people. “My Disability Matters” was created by Tasmanian man Dale Reardon, who was increasingly frustrated by the accessibility issues he encountered with mainstream social media platforms like
Hollywood and the mainstream media in general is notorious for their negative, dismissive or inaccurate portrayals of people with disabilities. In some cases they seem to get it right, and are able to portray the nuances of disability without being patronising or stereotypical. Here are ten
31 year old Noelia Garella was rejected for preschool as a child and labeled a “monster” – all because she has Down Syndrome. In a surprise twist decades later she defied societal taboos around disability to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a teacher. Based in her Argentinian hometown of
It’s fashionable to complain about how awful 2016 was but there were a lot of good news stories that flew under the radar this year, and it always pays to remind ourselves that we are capable of wonderful acts of strength, kindness, generosity and warmth. Heart warming, inspiring and life-