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Youth led program for more inclusive schools
School is an important time in all of our lives. It’s when we explore what we like to do, learn social skills and begin to develop our identity. But school isn’t all self-discovery and excitement; students face pressure academically and socially. These things are challenging for everyone, but if a school doesn’t support its students to be fully included, it’s even harder.
Peer Networks are Great!
Are you part of a peer network? A peer network is a group of people who come together as equals for a common goal.
Learn to become your own storyteller.
Purple Orange is running its first workshop in audio storytelling – for free! Over the course of 8 weeks, you will learn how to interview, record, write for radio, structure your story and edit it all together. You must live with disability to be eligible for this workshop. Don't wait - apply today! For this first course we can only accept 5 participants.
Claiming your right to risk when you live with disability
When Ellen Fraser-Barbour was 19, she decided to travel on her own to India. Everyone told her it was a bad idea. "You are crazy," they said. "You are deaf. You are blind! You can't travel on your own!" But Ellen decided that was their anxiety. It wasn't her anxiety. So she persevered with her plan.
Voice. Treaty. Truth. Working Together for a Shared Future.
At Purple Orange, our aim is to create a world where all people who live with disability get a fair go in life. That won’t happen unless Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are listened to, respected, included and given choice and control over how they live their lives, as their community also includes people who live with disability.
Breaking Down Barriers One Snap at a Time
Headshot Day was organised by Belle Owen and Lisa Gascoigne of Y Connect. Belle explained about the work they do, and why they organised Headshot day.
Listen to the podcast: Let's Talk About Straws!
We know something needs to be done about plastic waste, which is why campaigns to ban the straw are gaining momentum. But could banning the straw create another problem with dire consequences for many?
SA’s first Disability Inclusion Plan – have your say!
The consultation period for the South Australian Government’s first Disability Inclusion Plan has now opened.
Have your say by Thursday 28 March 2019
The Commonwealth Government has announced plans to commence a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Let's Talk About Employment
Throughout January 2019, we collected employment stories from people living with disability. We found a diverse range of experiences, with some common themes.
Have your say on the South Australian Government's online accessibility
The State Government is looking for feedback to become more accessible and inclusive online.
Our Voice Annual General Meeting
People living with learning or intellectual disability, their families and other interested people are welcome to attend.
We are seeking an Independent Evaluator
Invitation to tender for an independent evaluation of Purple Orange's Inclusive School Communities Project
Tell us about your experience with the NDIS
JFA Purple Orange is excited to invite NDIS Participants (or someone responding on behalf of an NDIS participant) to take part in a survey about their experience. Fi
A Celebration and Conference for people who live with disability
December 6th will be the first of what will become an annual conference and celebration for and by people living with disability in South Australia. If you live with disability, we would love you to join us.
Free Workshop: Influence the future of accessible housing
How accessible should all new homes be? There is an important discussion happening right now in Australia about this issue. Get involved and help shape a more accessible future!
Information Kit for NDIS Stakeholders
There is an information kit for NIDS stakeholders about the new Commonwealth government agency called the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission).
New Website & Logo Marks Commitment to Storytelling
Storytelling has the power to build community, inspire action, and change the way we view the world. That's why we're dedicated to sharing stories of the people our organisation exists for.
Teaming up with Our Voice SA
We are thrilled to be assisting Our Voice SA, a self-advocacy organisation for people living with intellectual disability, on an important project about engaging with the NDIS and connecting with community.
New Project Empowers Women Living With Disability
In 2018 the YWCA Adelaide are launching Y Connect that seeks to empower young women living with disability to identify and progress their goals for employment or career development.