World Autism Month: Creating Awareness

World Autism Day

April is World Autism Month, and it begins with the internationally recognised, United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. This year will be the 15th annual World Autism Awareness Day. This day aims to raise awareness and help the community to understand the limitations of living with autism every day. Did you […]

Support Coordination helps Andrew manage his NDIS plan

Andrew with Guide Dog Rhianna

National Disability Insurance Scheme participant Andrew Farrar-Pugh is achieving his goals with the help of Living My Way’s Support Coordination services. Andrew was a passenger in a car that had collided with a tree, which left him legally blind. He is completely blind in his left eye and sees out of a portion of his […]

Your Quick Guide on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding

Your Quick Guide on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding

 An estimate of 4.4 million people in Australia or 18% of the population has disabilities.  32% of them or 1.4 million are battling profound disabilities. Given this data, it is essential for the government to support a system that will address long-term disability care and support. This is how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) […]

Life of a Support Worker

Support Worker

A Support Worker looks after the well-being of people who cannot tend to their daily living on their own. They help people with disabilities or mental health needs to reach their fullest potential by providing physical and emotional support. Support can look like many things. It could be helping you go to the park, attend […]

What is Support Coordination?

support coordination

Once you’ve set out your goals in your National Disability Insurance Scheme plan, you need to put this plan into practice – this is where Support Coordination comes in. Support Coordination helps you better understand the NDIS, links you up with service providers that are right for you, and connects you to support networks, both […]

What is Plan Management?

Plan Management

Our Plan Management service can help you have greater choice and control over your NDIS plan. Plan Management is having a provider that helps you manage your National Disability Insurance Scheme funding. This provider, known as a plan manager, communicates with service providers and receives and pays invoices on your behalf. This doesn’t mean pawning […]

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy ultimately helps people with disabilities live life their way. The main aim of Occupational Therapy is to help people do things that they find meaningful. These activities can include working, looking after yourself and others, volunteering, pursuing hobbies and interests, and participating in social events. Occupational Therapists prescribe devices to the people they […]

Andrew defies the odds to pick up the paintbrush again

LMW Member | Occupational Therapy Inner West Sydney

Andrew has come a long way since being diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 28.  After a rapid decline in his strength and mobility rendered Andrew – an accomplished artist –  unable to create any major works of art, he was able to secure funding for a mechanical arm support with the help […]

Living My Way helps Christopher live more independently

Christopher (not his real name) is always active. Being an ex-athlete as a professional soccer player in England in his younger days, keeping fit and staying active is important. The 59-year-old South Sydney local and a Living My Way Member also loves to cycle and go for walks by the beach. It gives him a […]