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Brisbane move the right fit for Glen
17 October 2018 Brisbane move the right fit for Glen

Moving to Brisbane has been a healthy change for one Challenge Community Services client, who is finding his feet, and friendship, through fitness.Two months ago, Glen moved from Newcastle NSW to his ...

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Young entrepreneurs get opportunity of a lifetime
25 September 2018 Young entrepreneurs get opportunity of a lifetime

If you are under 35 with an intellectual disability and you have a great idea for a business, a new community program could be your perfect launch pad.Applications are now open for Challenge Community...

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Karen shares her three steps to success
25 September 2018 Karen shares her three steps to success

Karen Laws knows what it takes to juggle work, study, and a social life.She has successfully completed hospitality certificates at TAFE, runs her own cafe, secured work experience at the local pub, an...

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Three ways the web can help you live independently
13 September 2018 Three ways the web can help you live independently

Are you or your loved one thinking about taking the first steps towards independence? You may be wondering where you or your child will live, or who you will live with, even if you’re not planning o...

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Finding career inspiration after school
20 August 2018 Finding career inspiration after school

Not everyone gets to the end of school and knows what they want to do. In fact, most people really have no idea and may not know for years. They just get in and give different things a try until they ...

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Tonya’s path to a career solution
14 August 2018 Tonya’s path to a career solution

Tonya Lewis has some handy advice for school leavers: find work experience and gain computer skills.Her advice is the result of her experience securing employment with Challenge Community Services Sec...

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Connexions Cafe: Tamworth cafe run by exceptional people with disabilities
6 August 2018 Connexions Cafe: Tamworth cafe run by exceptional people with disabilities

“Well what do you like best about working at the cafe?” “I don’t know.” This was going to be harder than I thought. Nestled between two unremarkable homes on Johnston Street is Connexion...

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Eliza's on track to achieve her goals
24 July 2018 Eliza's on track to achieve her goals

If you know the industries you would like to work in, it can be easier to gather skills while exploring your career options.Connexions client Eliza has spent her time since school adding job skills an...

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Five fun ways to plan life after school
11 July 2018 Five fun ways to plan life after school

When you are finishing high school, everyone tells you to decide what you want to do with your life but they rarely tell you how you are supposed to do it.Sure, the end of school is a great time to st...

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Time flies when you love your job
22 June 2018 Time flies when you love your job

Every day at work is a joy for Annette Fittler. So much so that it is hard for her to believe she’s now spent 20 years on the job as a disability support worker in Muswellbrook.The beginning of a lo...

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About Challenge Community Services

60 years ago we were a small band of parents and friends seeking support services for our children with disabilities. Today, Challenge has grown to be one of the largest community support services in New South Wales. We provide support to over 2500 people from Albury to Lismore, Sydney, Dubbo, Tamworth and beyond. With over 600 staff, 85 of which have a disability, we strive to comply with and exceed all standards required under State and Federal Acts.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, Challenge Community Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs, and to Elders both past and present.
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