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Back in the saddle after injury

Rethinking disability sometimes requires a creative approach. Let’s explore how assistive technology allowed Ray to stay working on the farm. Ray is a 59 year old horse trainer and cattle …

Congratulations! You’re in charge

What recommendations and changes would you implement to support the following clients back to work? Meet Lamnu Lamnu is 29 years of age. She has permanent physical restrictions to her …

Further study opportunities

We hope you’ve enjoyed rethinking disability and exploring ways we can increase participation in our workforce and wider community. Are you interested in studying further? Then the courses offered by …

Case study: Simon

Consider Simon’s story and reflect on how his workplace trauma has since impacted on other life domains. Simon is a 45 year old man with three children. He was recently …

Life beyond work

We all know there’s more to life than work, which is why Rehabilitation Counsellors consider the range of ‘life domains’ when assessing people’s needs. Life domains refer to the environments …

Physical, mental and social benefits of working

Apart from the financial stress of limited income and being financially dependent on others, unemployment is linked to a number of personal and social stressors. These include: reduced self-esteem loss …

Work environments matter

Flexible, inclusive workplaces are winning. Let’s see why. The work environment established by management can either make or break employment opportunities for people, regardless of whether they have a disability …

What about technology?

Assistive technology has come a long way and opens up opportunities for workplace inclusion and better productivity. People with disabilities have a right to access workplaces where they possess the …

Work as a Human Right

Although work can feel like the ‘daily grind’, it’s also the key to social and financial independence. Work should not be an exclusive privilege. Everyone has the right to work, …

Welcome back to the course

Welcome back to the final week of the course. We’re so pleased you could join us as we continue to rethink disability in society today. This week we explore the …

Is your work your identity?

Ever been at a party and been asked ‘what do you do?’ Have you ever noticed when meeting new people, often one of their first questions is ‘what do you …

The week in review

Let’s re-cap on week one and look forward to what’s ahead when we meet again. Thanks for joining us in week one. We hope you have enjoyed exploring different perspectives …

Further study opportunities

We hope you’re enjoying rethinking disability. If you are interested in studying further, then the courses offered at Griffith University might be just what you are looking for. There are …

The Social Model Alternative

The origins of the Social Model lie in the ‘experience’ of people with disabilities and their struggle against institutional control. Mike Oliver (1990; 1991; 1996) insists that disability is wholly …

A brief journey through history

We can’t look at the history of disability and rehabilitation without looking at the history of treatment of people with disabilities. Watch the video above which describes a brief history …