Wes’ story: International Wheelchair Day

“Never stop believing in yourself…wheel outside the box and challenge yourself.” Today we join with ‘Wheelchair Wes’ to celebrate International Wheelchair Day. It’s a day celebrated around the world when wheelchair users celebrate the positive impact using a wheelchair has on their lives. The aim of International Wheelchair Day is to: Enable wheelchair users to celebrate the […]

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International Day of People with Disability

December 3rd, 2021 Today we acknowledge International Day of People with Disability and the incredible motivation and inspiration shown by NIISQ participants and the millions of Australians with disability by celebrating their contributions and achievements. We also wanted to introduce you to NIISQ participant Drew (pictured above), and his wonderful smile and fantastic outlook on life. It […]

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Research funding update – Growing Assistive Technology Solutions in Queensland

November 15th, 2021 Have you heard of assistive technology? It’s a cutting edge space of  functional devices, systems or other types of support that help people  perform tasks that might otherwise have been difficult or impossible. Assistive technology helps empower NIISQ participants to achieve their goals, be more independent and participate fully in their communities. […]

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Congratulations Ellie

November 3rd, 2021 A huge congratulations to NIISQ participant Ellie for winning the Injured Worker Achievement Award in the 2021 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards! While transporting supplies between sites at her civil traineeship for Protech, Ellie was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident where she received multiple injuries resulting in a […]

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Latest research collaboration – Access Active Rehab

September 13th, 2021 We’re pleased to announce our latest research funding project, which involves a collaboration with the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association Headed up by project leads David Bartholomaeus and Nick Such from the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, the Access Active Rehab project aims to improve health outcomes for hospital inpatients with traumatic brain and […]

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Capacity building for providers of cognitive rehabilitation

In late May 2021, we launched a research collaboration with Professor Jennifer Fleming and her team at the University of Queensland to help provide people with increased access to cognitive rehabilitation across Queensland. With such a large percentage of NIISQ participants living with traumatic brain injuries, access to quality cognitive rehabilitation treatment, regardless of where they […]

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