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Road To Paris 2024: The 2-times Paralympic champion Susan Seipel talks about her goals for the next Paralympic Games in Paris 2024

I have represented Australia in the sport of Para-canoe at two Paralympic Games and achieved a bronze medal in Rio 2016 and a silver medal in Tokyo 2020. My current goal is to compete at the next Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 (August 28th to September 8th). Each Paralympic experience has been unique and begins […]

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Susan Seipel para-canoe champion
Social Media and Disability Activism

Social Media And Disability Activism

There are both positive and negative aspects to using social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. A few of the problems reported include bullying, hacking, promoting risk-taking behaviours, and unrealistic expectations/pressures from comparisons, all of which can be detrimental to mental health. However, in this article I want to highlight some of the […]

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Getting Out There Again as a Wheelchair User

After recently spending some time in the hospital supporting new patients, a common question was about ‘attending events and functions with mates and family’ and whether it was possible. The answer is yes, you can! Booking these events are a little different, more detailed and time-consuming. The reality is you need prior preparation. Preparation and […]

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About Inclusion

Thinking about Inclusion

“Inclusion isn’t a word that is commonly used by the general community. However, the word is used quite commonly by people that are fighting for themselves or others for the very right… to be Included” I have never really known anything else but to be included and accepted in my various communities throughout my life. […]

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Aged Care And Day Care. A Perfect Match?

What do 4-year-olds and 80-year-olds have in common? Considerably more than you might think, including (but not limited to) painting, dancing, reading, walking, singing, cooking and story-telling! These are just some of the potential activities incorporated into intergenerational care programs, in which Aged Care and Day Care are combined, and the residents/attendees of each group intermingle […]

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