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Finding inspiration for your NDIS Plan
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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Bayden’s riding a wave of success
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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Navigating life, and the NDIS, after school
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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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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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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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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