What Do We Do?
We’re an NFP organisation, one with personality and a casual wardrobe working to create a more inclusive and empowering society for people with disabilities, by:
changing perceptions and breaking down stereotypes around disability; and
providing financial assistance to those in financial need (to access rehabilitation services and purchase equipment)
Ultimately, we want to change what people expect from those with a disability, whilst changing what people expect from a charity, too.
Our Signature Moves
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Each year, we make a variety of moves to support people with disabilities. Most important among these are: our flagship summer fundraiser and community event Move With Us (see video on right of page), our involvement in the ‘Wings For Life’ global run, and our generation of online content and news-sharing.
We currently fund seven individuals in financial need to undertake an activity-based therapy program for spinal cord injuries at the NeuroMoves facility in Footscray, Victoria. NeuroMoves is the exercise services branch of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia.
We're also proud to have built a community of more than 1000 supporters and partners, with whom we dance, laugh and share open conversations to break down the myths and stereotypes about disability. Through this community, we're making moves to change the narrative around disability from one of pity to one of empowerment and potential.
In 2018 we launched an online video campaign to shift how we think about disability. People with disabilities are often called inspirational or heroic for going about their every day lives. While these comments are meant to encourage, they often have the dangerous effect of limiting potential and undermining self-esteem. They speak to a broader problem of low expectations of people with disabilities in society, and negative misconceptions about living with a disability. The video has in excess of 100,000 online views to date.
We’re #notstandingforit any longer. Are you?