Fighting Chance

October 2014

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Avenue Christmas cards

The spirit of Christmas is currently alive and well at Fighting Chance. Our Avenue team have been hard at work getting ready to bring it in. Christmas cards have been made by our card designer Ashleigh Powell, a Fighting Chance intern, and go through an editing process and get printed as well as get packaged… Read More »

NDIS

Frequently asked questions about the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a fundamental and overwhelmingly positive change to the way support in the disability sector is funded and delivered. Fighting Chance applauds the bipartisan support to this social reform that will provide long-term support and security Australians with a disability, their families and care givers. Every Australian deserves the peace… Read More »

Graduation

The End of School Abyss

So many people struggle to know what to do with their lives when they finish school. It is hard to make decisions about post school learning and career paths. Everyone faces the expectations of society, family and peers. But what about if you were facing the opposite? What if no one had any expectations for… Read More »

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The One-Size-Fits-All Disability System

Individuals in a One-Size-Fits-All Disability System – By Jo Berry Navigating the disability and home care system can be a nightmare. You constantly get faced with waiting lists, limited hours of allotted care, hefty and invasive assessments, shifting between agencies, and the day to day issues with carers and rosters. As someone who has a… Read More »

What is beauty?

It’s the age-old debate of what defines beauty, in a society where looks determine everything, where do you think people with disabilities rate in this? Why are they often pitied and looked down upon? Well’s that’s what Shelly Baer is questioning. At 3, Shelly was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but she didn’t start suffering… Read More »

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Tour de Chance 2015

Following the success of earlier this year when 18 riders raised over $300,000, the Tour de Chance is returning in 2015 with 24 riders and a goal to raise $400,000. From Saturday 28 February to Sunday 8 March, riders will cycle 1,100km over nine days from Brisbane to Sydney. Money raised will allow Fighting Chance… Read More »