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​​​​Unlike other disability support providers, we don’t think participants should be funding personal protective equipment (PPE) for their support workers. Your funds are better spent on getting the support you need. Learn more about NNA Direct Support Service's PPE approach.

​​​Are you donning your favourite jeans today to help raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital medical research? Here’s everything you need to know about Jeans for Genes Day, including what today’s all about and how you can get involved - even if you aren’t wearing denim.

​​​It is estimated that about 90,000 people in Australia are impacted by Fragile X in some way – as carriers of Fragile X, or with Fragile X syndrome. Learn more about this inherited genetic condition in time for the dedicated awareness day.

​​​Services such as the NDIS Plan Management and NDIS Support Coordination are important in helping people put their NDIS plan into action. The services are sometimes confused by people and it isn’t always clear what they can and cannot offer.

​​We sat down with Patrick, Community Support Worker at NNA Direct Support Service, to find out what he loves about his job, his passions outside of work and the reason why he became a support worker.

​​For a health condition affecting more than 5 million Australians, we rarely hear or speak about continence issues. We chatted to NNA Nurse, Ellen Banks to break down the mystery and embarrassment surrounding incontinence and got her advice for anyone struggling with the condition.

​Taking out the bins is not usually something that brings much joy. But for Dean Synnerdahl, a young man with autism from Hervey Bay, Queensland, it has become the highlight of his week - thanks to the kindness and outpouring of support from all over the word.

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’ve complied our favourite YouTube videos to showcase some of the innovative and amazing assistive technologies now available and how they are being used by people with a range of disabilities.

In our first installment of Meet the Team, we sat down with Community Nurse Manager and Registered Nurse, Ellen Banks, to find out what she loves about her job, her experience moving from the UK to Australia and some of her pet peeves.

​The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released its Quarterly Report for March 2020. It is quite lengthy (495 pages!), so we’ve picked out a few interesting stats in an infographic

​You may have heard the term “Assistance dog”, but what exactly does it mean? In our latest blog, we look at the different types of Assistance Dogs in Australia and the invaluable role these highly skilled boys and girls play in helping people living with a variety of disabilities and medical conditions.

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