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17 December 2018 Start Up incubator for people with intellectual disabilities begins in Mayfield

Meet Newcastle’s next cohort of entrepreneurs. Young, innovative and passionate about what they can offer the city’s residents, the students participating in a new 18-month startup program are...

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14 December 2018 The Challenge Community Art Exhibition photos and winners

ARTISTS in the Challenge art competition ran with the theme of Australian Country. More than 200 artworks were submitted by people with a disability and foster care children across the state. T...

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23 November 2018 Finding inspiration for your NDIS Plan

Making the transition from school to adult life is always challenging, even more so if you need to consider how to allocate your NDIS funding.It’s always best to go into your NDIS planning session w...

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Challenge Connexions Disablity Services NDIS

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20 November 2018 Bayden’s riding a wave of success

As an avid surfer, Bayden knows that hard work and patience pays off.So he put his latest NDIS plan to good use to achieve two major life goals. First, he wanted to get his learner drivers permit and,...

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26 October 2018 Navigating life, and the NDIS, after school

With the HSC exams in full swing, many Year 11 and 12 students are starting to consider their life beyond school. If you are a young person with a disability, it might be the first time you have consi...

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18 October 2018 Challenge Community Services celebrates 60 years after it began in Tamworth

DETERMINED parents desperate to create education and employment opportunities for their children met 60 years ago to make it happen. Gathered at the Tamworth Town Hall, these parents would do any...

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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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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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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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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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About Challenge Community Services

Over 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 700 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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