We all need time with our mob

Have you ever noticed how sometimes, out of the blue, we feel a need to contact someone – a family member or an old friend; attend an activity or an event, which simply makes us feel good for no reason other than it just does? Humans are known to be creatures of a pack and so by nature, we don’t …

Why should I pay?

This is a question I hear many times when we do our workshops. People want to know why they have to pay for the workshop and during the workshop they want to know why, with the NDIS, they will have to pay for everything. This is a direct result of the Government creating a welfare mentality within the disability sector …

Businesses: get disability friendly!

Yesterday in Carlton (Melbourne) seemed to be one of those bazaar days when Chloe was invisible to everyone else except me! We decided to visit one of our favourite and very well known food places in Carlton. Miss Chloe had completed her lovely lunch and decided she wanted an ice-cream. There were a couple of people at the counter waiting …

Community Inclusion – The Norm

iDareU recently hosted a Community Fair. People with disabilities sold things they created alongside small businesses in the community and iDareU selling lots of amazing, pre-loved things. We made a decision to not use the word ‘inclusion’ anywhere in the advertising. “WHY?” – I hear you ask. Inclusion needs to STOP being an announcement and needs to become so common and …

The wind beneath my wings

I have recently been presenting workshops for Carers of people with disabilities. These interactive workshops are very casual, yet it amazes me that a large group of people can sit in a room and listen to someone speak for a couple of hours, then get up and leave without connecting with anyone else! However, when you ask people to introduce …

Many disabilities DON’T have a wheelchair

There seems to be this very strange practice creeping into society at the moment. It is also very disturbing! People with disabilities are coming back to their cars to find rude notes attached to the windscreen.They have been parked in a disability spot, they have a disability permit to park there and yet people are taking it upon themselves to …

Let them Flap till they Soar

iDareU recently hosted a workshop to assist carers of loved ones with a disability to become ‘naturally’ involved in their local community. I decided to eliminate all the ‘YEAH BUTS’ and other excuses why this can’t be done at the beginning of the session. There wasn’t one valid reason for not being involved in the local community. The most interesting …