montage of people with varying disabilities

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Paraquad SA - The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of SA has a history of providing services to people living with disability in South Australia for over 50 years and is the peak community body supporting people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to live their potential.

SA Writers Center Inc - aims to foster, develop and promote writers and writing. The Centre, which has over 1200 members, was the first of its kind in Australia and continues to act as a resource for people of all ages and experiences, assisting both new and established writers on every aspect of craft and publishing.

Disability Recreation & Sports SA - began in South Australia (as Wheelchair Sports SA), over 45 years ago to provide opportunities for people with a physical disability to access sport.

The Marion Writers Group are located at the Marion Cultural Centre, Diagonal Rd Marion, and meet on Wednesdays at 10:00am.  The group genre includes general, science fiction and fantasy.  More information can be found on the SA Writers Centre site.

The Whyalla Writers Group are located at the Whyalla City Library, and meet on Thursdays between the hours of 6pm and 8pm.  All genres of writing are welcome.  More information can be found on the SA Writers Centre site.

The Christian Professional Writers are a spiritual support group for professional writers who are Christian and published in the general market.  More information can be found on the Omega Writers site.

Natalie Oliveri Music Therapy (NOMT) is a music therapy service provider based in Adelaide, South Australia.

The Lifetime Support Authority is a statutory authority that administers the Lifetime Support Scheme. Through the scheme, they provide treatment, care and support to people who have sustained very serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident.

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion helps people who may be struggling financially, at risk of harm, or isolated. Being included in our community is a fundamental thing we all need to build a better life. Communities have a huge impact on our daily lives, influencing our access to services and opportunities, our health, safety and well being.

In South Australia, the Vision Australia Radio service can be found on 1197AM and RPH Adelaide on the digital band.  5RPH programs are designed to provide South Australia’s print handicapped population with the same access to information that the rest of the population takes for granted.

Messenger Newspapers publishes 11 suburban weekly newspaper covering the Adelaide metropolitan area. Over 700,000 people read the newspapers  every week.  This book project was featured in the Northern and North Eastern Messengers, and can be viewed here.

SACARE is a South Australian, family owned and administered business that provides housing and care services for people with disability.  Their philosophy is that every individual should have access to services and accommodation that can help them achieve their personal goals and live a life of independence that suits them.

Kelly Vincent is the Dignity Party representative in South Australian Parliament.  She is the youngest woman ever elected to an Australian parliament and the first Australian to be elected on the platform of disability rights.

Access2Arts believes in equality. They work creatively to remove barriers. And explore, innovate experiment and take risks to develop global, national and local partnerships in order to expand best practice in arts and disability. Access2Arts talks, engages, and shows; in doing so they develop artists; audiences; organisations and themselves.

Independent Living Centre (Tas) is a charitable non-profit community organisation that provides advice and information about assistive technology.  They employ health professionals including occupational therapists and a speech pathologist. Their services read all parts of Tasmania including the Bass Strait Islands.

The NSW Writers’ Centre exists to promote writing-based culture and the rights and interests of writers in NSW.  Their mission is to make a difference to writers. The NSW Writers’ Centre brings aspirational, emerging, developing and established writers together as a community through the provision of a suite of writing programs and services that support, develop and promote a writing culture.

The Barossa Writers are a small, friendly group of writers who meet each month to share, discuss and practice writing in a supportive environment.  Members write in many different genres. Some are published authors, some have won awards and others write simply for enjoyment.

The NT Writers Centre encourages vibrant literary activity in the Northern Territory, developing and supporting writers in all genres at all stages of their careers. They value quality NT writing as a unique component of Australia’s literary wealth and recognise Indigenous writers and storytellers as a core component of this.

Byron Writers Festival is the central hub to the Northern Rivers’ active, vibrant literary culture of reading and writing. Their primary purpose is to create and deliver programs that involve and enrich professional, amateur and aspiring writers (and readers) of all ages. Their mission is to promote literature (particularly Australian), enhance the skills of writers, and foster a culture of reading and writing among all age groups in the Northern Rivers and beyond.

The Society of Women Writers was founded in Sydney as a State body in 1925 to welcome women delegates and wives of delegates to the Imperial Press Conference held in Sydney that year. In 1970 Margaret Hazzard and a group of women writers in Melbourne formed the Victorian Branch of the Society of Women Writers, which became an incorporated not-for-profit society in 2000.

The KSP Writers' Centre, affectionately known as KSP or Katharine's Place, is located in the former home of celebrated Australian writer, Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969), author of Coonardoo, Working Bullocks and The Goldfields Trilogy. It is also maintained as a community space open all year round for visitors to be inspired by a walk through the gardens.

Cara is one of South Australia's largest disability-services providers. They work with more than 650 children and adults with disability, and employ more than 730 staff members. They operate all over South Australia including in Adelaide, Mt Barker, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln, as well as supporting people with disabilities in surrounding areas.

Lane Slagle, founder of Starfish Education, is a consultant specializing in STEM education, technology integration and curriculum development. Ms. Slagle leverages over a decade of experience as a classroom teacher to work closely with teachers to integrate best-practice and implement rigor in instruction.

Prostek is South Australia’s largest, private Clinical Orthotic and Prosthetic service provider. Their Prosthetists & Orthotists have professional qualifications, are AOPA (Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association) members and participate in continuing professional development.

se.care are a specialist provider of Disability and Aged Care Support. Quality, professionalism and attention to detail is their priority. Equally important is having fun and making new friends. Se.care specialise in short term care options for residents and visitors to Kingston SE and the Limestone Coast.

Adelaide Unicare manages the activities and operations of primary health care medical practices to provide quality patient care. In addition they undertake undergraduate and postgraduate training of medical, nursing and allied health students who are placed at the Practices by the University of Adelaide as well as facilitating research into General Practice.

Caring Clothing designs and manufactures fashionable adaptive clothing and footwear and also stocks a variety of brands handpicked to give you the best choice possible. They make dressing easier, safer and more dignified for the aged and people with disabilities.

Dignity Party is a South Australian body, dedicated to electing representatives to the parliament to further the work of creating awareness and enshrining greater equity into law.  They use the colour purple, uniting the “wisdom” of blue and the “love” of red to justice.  Dignity Party speaks up for marginalised South Australians.  Various contributors to the book project are members of Dignity Party, and running for upper or lower house seats in the South Australian elections in March 2018.

The Immersion Therapy™ service is becoming recognised across Australia and Internationally as a world first way in which people with injury or disability can have access to movement and benefits like never before.  It offers complete weightlessness with freedom of movement; stimulation of muscles otherwise rarely used; mental stimulation; rewarding feeling of accomplishment; connection to community by joining the disability recreation and sports membership group.  And more.