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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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Challenge's Backtrack program rests on Tamworth council meeting
22 June 2018 Challenge's Backtrack program rests on Tamworth council meeting

Challenge Community Services is on target to throw $1 million annually towards an innovative troubled youth program based on Armidale’s highly successful Backtrack model. Challenge has already ...

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Planning to enjoy life
6 June 2018 Planning to enjoy life

A little planning and support can go a long way, especially if you have behaviours that keep you from achieving your goals.Challenge’s Therapeutic Services team help people living with a disability ...

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Liam's forging his own path
17 May 2018 Liam's forging his own path

Since finishing high school last year, Liam has made good use of his time.Work experience, TAFE, and Challenge Disability Services Connexions program, means Liam has lots of opportunities to find out ...

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Never say never to Rheanne
10 May 2018 Never say never to Rheanne

Rheanne is the type of person that if you tell her what she can’t do, she’ll go to any lengths to prove you wrong. ‘Determined’ is an understatement when talking about this tenacious young wom...

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Challenge's Backtrack program gets green light from Council
1 May 2018 Challenge's Backtrack program gets green light from Council

Challenge Community Services were last week awarded the tender for the Tamworth Buyback Centre, but it is what they are planning on doing with it that stands to make a real difference to the local co...

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Young people connect with peers
23 April 2018 Young people connect with peers

WHEN Sharon Kachel heads to Canada next month the business aspect will also be a personal pleasure.The disability services supervisor with Challenge Community Connexions will travel to help a young cl...

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Hard work and dedication: all in a day’s work for Garth
10 April 2018 Hard work and dedication: all in a day’s work for Garth

Some people are lucky enough to love their job.They turn up every day, without fail, and enthusiastically undertake any task required from them. They are loyal and dedicated to their workplace, and th...

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Lachlan saddles up for life after school
16 March 2018 Lachlan saddles up for life after school

Lachlan McMahon is a keen horse rider and campdraft enthusiast.Like many of his peers at Quirindi High School, Lachlan can’t wait to finish school. While he isn’t sure what to do at the end of the...

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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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