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  • Safeguarding children with disability – with Dan Stubbs

    The Victorian Disability Worker Commission (VDWC) is now up and running. To learn more, ACD sat down with Commissioner Dan Stubbs. Dan has had a varied career. He’s a recovering lawyer (in his own words) and has worked in public policy, human resources management, law reform and advocacy. We asked Dan more about the VDWC.  […]

    14 October 2021

  • Raising a high-support needs teen with confidence

    As parents of a teenager with disability, we’ve gone through the highs and lows of our daughter’s development. When our 15-year-old daughter Celina was younger, things were difficult and there were lots of tears, strong emotions and high levels of stress in our family. Celina has level III – IV cerebral palsy, which means she […]

    07 September 2021

  • A mother caring for her crying son.

    A meltdown is NOT a failure

    Dealing with meltdowns has been such a regular part of my life for so long now that they cease to have the impact they did in the early days. I also look at them differently and hope to share that perspective with you. First, a little background about my journey into living with children who […]

    24 August 2021