Business Benefit in Hiring Persons With Disability

Around one in every five people in the Australian community has some form of disability (404,900 ABS 2012). It is from this community that organisations draw their existing and potential employees, clients, shareholders, business partners and service providers. Our community is also ageing; it is estimated that four in 10 …

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Mental Health In Kenya

The Reason to Hope Program (RTH) was brought together by love and concern for those in the community struggling to achieve psychosocial wellness. Society’s continued scuffle for resources has created increasingly individualistic individuals who feel that their prospects are few. The Program Aims to: i. Reduce self, family and community …

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What do you do with your old wheelchairs?

Neither electric wheelchairs, nor manual ones, have been designed to last forever. When your wheelchair is no longer being used, it can quickly become nothing more than bulky household waste. It’s taken to your local rubbish tip, never to be seen again. All that scrap metal and fabric, wasting away …

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Substances Use among Specific Disability Populations

Substance abuse can be found among all groups of people. When it comes to physically disabled individuals, there may be special circumstances around their abuse of a drug related to their disability, especially if chronic pain is involved. These circumstances require special consideration from anyone looking to treat one of …

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Top 10 Extraordinary People With Disabilities

It is a great achievement for any man to perform extraordinary acts – but it is even more so when this is done despite a terrible disability. This list looks at 10 people who have made a major mark on society through their actions or through succeeding against all odds. …

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Pakistan set to execute ‘mentally ill man’

A human rights group has urged Pakistan’s government not to execute a mentally ill man, according to local reports. Imdad Ali, who is around 50-years-old, was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of a religious teacher. But not to let the execution take place because he has been …

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Deaf Actor- The story of Anthony Neilson

When you meet the playwright and director Anthony Neilson, he tells you all the reasons you should not work with him. He is quite emphatic when he tells you that he inspires a searing loathing from actors who are subjected to his rehearsal process. Anthony takes a group of actors …

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