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Network To Engage And Advocate For People Living With A Disability

With local MP Tony Piccolo at the International day for Disabled Persons were representatives from Gawler Council, service providers and community advocates.

 

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"A Vision Fulfilled" Says Special School Principal

The Minister for Education, the Hon Susan Close MP, officially opened the Adelaide North Special School (ANSS) last week.
 

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Race Down to Cibo Gawler for a Special Olympic Brew

Tony Piccolo MP with Cibo Gawler Proprietor Joe Russo with Special Olympics hopefuls, (from left) Noah, Holly, Eric and Nicole

 

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NDIS Rolls Out Through Light Electorate

Adults started entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in South Australia from Saturday 1 July 2017.  

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Major Court Win For People Living With A Disability

A Federal Court decision handed down last week represents a major win for people living with disability and their families.  

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Major Learning And Earning Event In The Disability Sector Announced

Learning and earning opportunities for people living with a disability or people seeking to work in the sector will be showcased at a major seminar and exhibition being held at the Adelaide North Special School (ANSS).  

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Boost To Gawler & District College Special Education

The Special Class program at Gawler and District College will be expanded from 2018 to include junior primary and primary school children.  

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Holly Goes To New Zealand

Local Gawler athlete, Holly Taylor recently competed in the Special Olympics Trans-Tasman Tournament held in New Zealand.

A well rounded sportsperson, Ms Taylor competed in 4 events modified javelin, softball throw, 50-metre sprint and the 4 x 100-metre relay.

Ms Taylor has been involved with the Special Olympics for three years said that her favourite events were the running events.

In July of this year Ms Taylor won silver at the Victorian Games in tenpin bowling.

“I love being involved with the Special Olympics, I have made many friends through my involvement, said Ms Taylor.

Ms Taylor began training 12 months ago for the Tournament and this will be her first competition in these events.

Ms Taylor was one of 120 athletes who travelled from Australia to participate in the Tournament. Of the 120 Australians only 8 athletes were from South Australia attended.

The Tournament was held in Hamilton, New Zealand from 25 – 27 November 2016. The results of the Tournament were not known by Enlightened’s Deadline.

“I hope that I will make more friends in New Zealand during this games,” she said.

 

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