This is my new writing blog.
My ongoing request is a complaint, like the persistent complaining of a broken record. It is simply pointing out the fact I have no cognitive impairments, just purely Friedreich’s Ataxia.
In this piece I want to give a presentation on how I see my own contribution being made from within the confines of my own situation. I am assuming that I am just like everyone else in that I have a ‘situation’ and it is primarily up to me to deal with it. But then there are aspects of my ‘situation’ that most people don’t have to deal with. Continue reading “AN URGENT AND SERIOUS CHALLENGE”
Yooralla likes to standardise all residents as customers.
Mutual obligation was a political buzz-word during Prime Minister Howard’s leadership from 1996-2007. Let me be frank, when we are talking about mutual obligation, the political definition of the term describes it as such: ‘Mutual Obligation is based on a concept that welfare assistance provided, should involve some return responsibilities for the recipient’. Continue reading “Another Hurdle I Must Get Over”
Today I received an email, part of which is copied below:
PDA needs your help!
Last year the Department of Social Services (DSS) decided to fund only population based organisations to provide consultation and advocacy services. This meant organisations like PDA that have memberships based on types of disability received no money to represent you and your specific needs in government consultation processes and disability sector forums.
This year, there is even less money available!
Without a boost to the funding available to disability representative organisations, PDA and its partners in the Disability Australia National Peaks Consortium are likely to go out of business.