And so this is Christmas…

What should I buy?…It is that time of the year again?That went waaaay too quick!Are you one of those people who have trouble buying for your loved one with a disability at Christmas? Or worse, having to give suggestions to grandparents and others?Here is a few tips:Purchase gifts around what skills your loved one may be learning at the time, such …

Carer Tips – Language Please…..

One of the biggest divides between disability service providers or organisations and people with a disability and their families, is the language used by professionals.Goodness, some conferences even have presentations advertised as ‘easy english’.Here are a few things that need to be investigated if we want to make the disability sector vibrant, open and easy to navigate. When you don’t …

The importance of Charity Membership

Membership is so much more. There are many upsides to membership and very few downsides. One of the big benefits is feeling a part of something bigger than yourself. If a person believes in something or is passionate about something, becoming a member is a great way to walk that passion. Becoming a member of iDareU, for example, is very exciting …

I’m a Loud & Proud Carer!!!

“It wasn’t a conscious choice to become a carer of a child with a disability. It certainly wasn’t on my list of ‘to-dos when I grow-up’, but it is the hand I was dealt.”We have a choice when we become carers, we can begrudge the lot we have been given  – or we can accept it and make the most …

Now over to YOU!!!!

This blog is going to be a little different.  One of the big goals for iDareU is to have all carers and people with disabilities empowered and standing in their own light.   Yes Yes, I know…that’s a big ask, I hear you say – but hey, we have to start small and dream big, I say.So I am inviting …

iDareU – Creating change for the better

 There is something very magical about Jan 1st. For me and every person I have ever met, this magical date gives of a sense that something new and better, is just around the corner. On New Years Eve, my favorite thing do to is to stay at home and reflect over my year just gone. On New Years day, I …

Wishing Everyone a very Merry Christmas

The thing I love most about Australia is our diversity.  I am certainly not an original Australian but I am the seventh generation. So my family settled here close to the beginning of European settlement.I find it very sad that for whatever reason our world is going backwards when it comes to tolerance of other peoples differences. It seems in …