We were thrilled to be featured in two recent news articles in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper in the last month. Both of these articles share the stories of those who live with invisible disabilities who have bravely shared their stories of navigating transport, the workplace, and car parks that are often places of abuse and … Continue reading ‘Invisible’ disabilities campaign calls on community to ‘think outside the chair’
We are so excited that people have shown so much interest in Think Outside the Chair initiative and everything that we are doing. On Facebook and Instagram we have seen hundreds of personal messages and comments on posts and shares about where they can get our logo bumper car sticker from. AND WE HAVE AN … Continue reading BUMPER STICKER ANNOUNCEMENT
Yesterday, December 6, 2018 was the LAUNCH of #ThinkOutsideTheChair, held at Gosford Imperial Centre, one of the campaign partners. The event ran from 8:30am–9:45am and was a great success. Among those who attended were Chris Holstein and Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch. Speakers at the event were Deb Warwick, Centre Manager at Gosford Imperial Centre, Monique … Continue reading Launch Day at Imperial Shopping Centre Gosford
Marni Walkerden, the brains behind #thinkoutsidethechair was interviewed on Breakfast with Scott Levi at ABC Central Coast this morning. Have a listen!
We are reposting this ABC article on our website because we want to celebrate journalists who report on exactly the issues we are concerned about. Thanks to these stories being told, this conversation is making waves not only across the coast but beyond. Original text shared from ABC Riverland here.
Is this really true? Do people really abuse fellow community members for using disabled parking spots and toilets? Sadly, the resounding answer is YES. It happens every day to thousands of Australians and others across the globe. In fact, this has become such an issue that organisations are collaborating to raise collective voices and to … Continue reading Abuse Hurled at People with Invisible Disabilites
Thanks to our friends at Blue Badge Insurance and other partners, we have pulled together some staggering information to help us better understand what those in our community who are being harassed because of their invisible disability. It's through awareness and community engagement that we will make a difference. We invite you to take a … Continue reading Blue Badge