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#HowDoYouSeeMe  | What a wonderful video campaign for World Down Syndrome Day. Make sure you check it out ➔ 
Voiced by a 19-year-old college student with Down Syndrome, the video asks #HowDoYouSeeMe?
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Today is International Women's Day :) We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful women who make Independence Australia a very special place, from our clients to our support workers and everyone else - thank you! #IWD2016 #PledgeForParity
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Here's the 2016 Victorian All Abilities State Team who were presented with their squad dresses on the weekend - congratulations ladies!
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The Robert Rose Foundation are holding their annual Racing for the Roses fundraiser on Sunday 20 March. The Robert Rose Foundation has supported our work over many years with a particular emphasis on funding our psychology and counselling services. Make sure you visit their Facebook page for ticket information ➔
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If you live in the Williamstown area make sure you head down to the beach at the end of the month for the Come'n'Try Beach Access Weekend. The Lasher Sport Beach Wheelchair and Mobi-Mat Beach Matting, which extends to the waterline, will be available for people to try out! #Accessibility  
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This week #SpinChat  speaker Julie is meeting with high school students to explain more about #SpinalCord  injuries. Julie knows all too well how dangerous behaviour can result in a life changing injury. This is her story...
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What a hero - fantastic work Aaron (check out the video)! Captain Independence met Aaron last year and presented him with some crutches to help in his journey to walk without a frame ➔ https://goo.gl/JGy1DZ.

We're thrilled to see the amazing progress Aaron's made in just a few months, keep up the good work! #aaronsfirststeps  
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Nominations are open for the Victorian Disability Awards. There are so many wonderful people making a positive difference to the lives of people with a disability.

Help celebrate excellence and nominate someone today ➔ www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disabilityawards
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What a great line-up of speakers for tomorrow's TEDxSouthBank event - including Drisana Levitzke-Gray and good friend Tim McCallum! Wish we could make it to Brisbane - we'll enjoy the live stream here instead ➔ http://tedxsouthbank.com.au/viewing-parties/ (Photo: TEDxSouthBank)
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We've taken a look at the latest #NDIS  quarterly report and summarised it's progress in Victoria for you ➔
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How great is this? "We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability." Check out the video here ➔ https://goo.gl/Gnm0SB
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We just had to share this fantastic news...

Lynne, one of our Geelong based clients and a #NDIS  participant was listed as a finalist in the Leadership and Advocacy category of the Geelong Disability Awards.

Congratulations Lynne, it's great to see this recognition for your achievements in the industry!
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Providing choices for people living with a disability or other personal need, supporting them to regain and retain their independence.
Introduction

Originally called the Paraplegic Association of Victoria, the organisation was formed in 1957 by a group of paraplegic and quadriplegic clients at the Austin Hospital. The group was primarily concerned about the general welfare of people living with spinal cord injury and the support services they would need on discharge from hospital. At that time, although most paraplegic and quadriplegic people shared the dream to once again live independently, their future was destined to be short, and ultimately in hospitals and institutions.

The organisation began establishing services and rehabilitation programmers that enabled paraplegics and quadriplegics to have the opportunity to return to their homes and take up their lives in the community.

Over the years, the organisation has regularly reviewed and expanded its services, changed its name and direction, and extended its market to ensure that the needs of our clients are consistently front of mind and addressed.

In recent years our client range has broadened to include people with varying disabilities and levels of ability including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and stroke. As such it became obvious that our name has had to change to better reflect this broader focus, and so in 2008, we became Independence Australia.

Our name and focus is clear as we move into the future.

We are about supporting all people with physical needs and older people to achieve their best possible quality of life and their dream of independence.

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