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It’s important to stay well and take care of yourself and others during this period. This coping calendar by Action For Happiness has 30 great self care ideas on how you can look after your physical and mental wellbeing.
Our changed arrangements due to the pandemic
To support the wellbeing of our staff, we have closed our office building and all staff will be working from alternative locations. The phone numbers remain the same if you need to contact us during business hours.
Become a member of Purple Orange’s new co-design council
Purple Orange is seeking expressions of interest from people living with disability and family members in SA who would like to be a member of our new Co-design Council (CDC).
Men: Let's Talk About Connection
Everyone needs to feel connected, but a lot of men - disability or not - just aren’t connected enough. But how can men who are feeling disconnected, build connection? I sat down with three men, at different stages and ages of life to discuss their experiences of creating connection.
We Need To Talk About Sex
Christine Priest knew she wanted to experience sex, but didn't think she ever would. She had to reach her own breaking point, before breaking through the stigma and assumptions that prevented her from seeing herself as a sexual being. Now she's sharing her story, with that hope that others will feel empowered to discuss their needs. Check out our latest podcast episode where Christine urges us to talk about sex.
Advocate and Activist: Colin Hiscoe (Reinforce)
There is an empty champagne bottle, proudly displayed as a trophy, in the office of Reinforce, an advocacy group for adults living with intellectual disability.
JFA Purple Orange Achievements
This infographic shows some of the important work that JFA Purple Orange completed between July 2018 - June 2019.
Youth led program for more inclusive schools
School is an important time in all of our lives. It’s when we explore what we like to do, learn social skills and begin to develop our identity. But school isn’t all self-discovery and excitement; students face pressure academically and socially. These things are challenging for everyone, but if a school doesn’t support its students to be fully included, it’s even harder.
Peer Networks are Great!
Are you part of a peer network? A peer network is a group of people who come together as equals for a common goal.
Learn to become your own storyteller.
Purple Orange is running its first workshop in audio storytelling – for free! Over the course of 8 weeks, you will learn how to interview, record, write for radio, structure your story and edit it all together. You must live with disability to be eligible for this workshop. Don't wait - apply today! For this first course we can only accept 5 participants.
Claiming your right to risk when you live with disability
When Ellen Fraser-Barbour was 19, she decided to travel on her own to India. Everyone told her it was a bad idea. "You are crazy," they said. "You are deaf. You are blind! You can't travel on your own!" But Ellen decided that was their anxiety. It wasn't her anxiety. So she persevered with her plan.
Voice. Treaty. Truth. Working Together for a Shared Future.
At Purple Orange, our aim is to create a world where all people who live with disability get a fair go in life. That won’t happen unless Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are listened to, respected, included and given choice and control over how they live their lives, as their community also includes people who live with disability.
Breaking Down Barriers One Snap at a Time
Headshot Day was organised by Belle Owen and Lisa Gascoigne of Y Connect. Belle explained about the work they do, and why they organised Headshot day.
Listen to the podcast: Let's Talk About Straws!
We know something needs to be done about plastic waste, which is why campaigns to ban the straw are gaining momentum. But could banning the straw create another problem with dire consequences for many?
SA’s first Disability Inclusion Plan – have your say!
The consultation period for the South Australian Government’s first Disability Inclusion Plan has now opened.
Have your say by Thursday 28 March 2019
The Commonwealth Government has announced plans to commence a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Tell us about your experience with the NDIS
JFA Purple Orange is excited to invite NDIS Participants (or someone responding on behalf of an NDIS participant) to take part in a survey about their experience. Fi
Information Kit for NDIS Stakeholders
There is an information kit for NIDS stakeholders about the new Commonwealth government agency called the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission).
New Website & Logo Marks Commitment to Storytelling
Storytelling has the power to build community, inspire action, and change the way we view the world. That's why we're dedicated to sharing stories of the people our organisation exists for.
Teaming up with Our Voice SA
We are thrilled to be assisting Our Voice SA, a self-advocacy organisation for people living with intellectual disability, on an important project about engaging with the NDIS and connecting with community.