World Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. The term ‘autism’ encompasses a wide range of symptoms and characteristics that a person may present with. It is due to this variety of presentations that it is officially known as ‘autism spectrum disorder’. Individuals on the autism spectrum may vary from having better-than-average intelligence to having an

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Season’s Greetings

Thank you to all our customers, supporters, staff and suppliers for a great 2018. Most of our offices will be closed until Monday, 7th January but the Customer Connections team will be back on deck from 2nd January, 2019. We’d like to wish you all a safe, healthy and happy time over the Christmas/New Year

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R U OK Day

Have you ever felt that someone you know or care about is behaving differently? Maybe they seem a little off or out of sorts, a bit cranky or withdrawn. If you have noticed this, what can you do? It can be as simple as starting a conversation and commenting on that change you have seen.

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Spotlight on Men’s Health

‘Making healthy connections’ was the theme of Men’s Health Week 2018 (11-17 June). Its focus is on improving men’s health outcomes, creating a healthy environment that supports men, and awareness of services to achieve good health. Statistics indicate that on average males suffer from more illnesses, have more accidents and are likely to die earlier than

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Purple Day raises awareness of Epilepsy

March 26 is Purple Day, dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness Epilepsy is a condition of the brain, not a mental illness, characterised by recurrent seizures. There are currently 40 different types of seizures, ranging from loss of consciousness, convulsions, to staring blankly ahead. However, most of the general public only think of one type of

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21 March is World Down Syndrome Day

In Australia, there are more than 13,000 people living with Down Syndrome, doing some pretty amazing things. People with Down Syndrome are born with 47 chromosomes in their cells, instead of the more typical 46. The presence of the additional chromosome, Trisomy 21, can lead to people sharing some commonalities; including physical growth delays, characteristic

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