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Fete to fund Disneyland trip for Challenge Foster Care children
17 July 2017 Fete to fund Disneyland trip for Challenge Foster Care children

A MINI fete will be held in Tamworth this week in a bid to give local foster children the chance to live their Disney dream.Connexions, an arm of Challenge Community Services, will host a mini fete on...

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Services anticipate long-term change following NDIS launch
14 July 2017 Services anticipate long-term change following NDIS launch

Disability services providers in Orange are getting used to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which was rolled out on July 1.Among the changes is an anticipation that more workers will ...

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Challenge welcomes NDIS boost
7 July 2017 Challenge welcomes NDIS boost

After four years of pilot studies, trials, and the roll out process, the much-anticipated National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has finally been rolled out in Western NSW.As of July 1 the NDIS i...

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Disability no barrier for Wendy’s equestrian pursuits
26 June 2017 Disability no barrier for Wendy’s equestrian pursuits

We all know that feeling when we meet someone who shares our passions. The excited anticipation of meeting a kindred spirit whose love equals your own. This was what happened when Aberdeen local Wendy...

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NDIS planning for success
22 June 2017 NDIS planning for success

Having goals and problems to solve is an essential part of life. We all seek to challenge ourselves and broaden our horizons: this is no different for people living with a disability.Personal goals ca...

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Paving the way to independence
16 June 2017 Paving the way to independence

The end of high school can be a nerve-wracking time for parents, and this feeling is compounded when your child has a disability.The new National Disability Insurance Scheme has introduced changes to ...

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Finding independence with the NDIS
18 May 2017 Finding independence with the NDIS

A scheme that will guarantee all Australians with a permanent disability individually-tailored care and support, regardless of where they live or how they acquired their disability.

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New service provides connections for disabled
11 May 2017 New service provides connections for disabled

A new NDIS-inspired service is launching in Newcastle this month, which will allow young people living with disability to connect with each other and gain valuable skills.  Meet Matt. He is just li...

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Swing to bring joy to Dubbo
27 April 2017 Swing to bring joy to Dubbo

Tracy Hanna is no stranger to ensuring people living with a disability are not left out and her push to secure a liberty swing for Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden is no different.Ms Hanna is embarking o...

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Hard work leads to new job for Nicole
19 April 2017 Hard work leads to new job for Nicole

Nicole’s hard work has landed her a new role at HealthShare Linen Services at Tamworth Hospital laundry.Nicole, who has ADHD, has been with Challenge Disability Services Connexions program for eight...

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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 2 500 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.

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