Department of Human Services’ Sreta Mrkic recently received a special mention at the Australian Public Service Diversity and Gender Equality Awards for his work mentoring Peter*, a colleague with an acquired brain injury.
While not everyone has heard of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), it impacts around 1500 Australian families. It’s a complex genetic disorder caused by a chromosomal abnormality, which happens spontaneously. Continue reading Keys to living well with Prader-Willi Syndrome
For most people, this weekend will be a chance to unwind and forget the stresses of the week. For 24 Department of Human Services staff, it will involve a 454 kilometre cycling trek from Canberra to Mt Kosciusko and back. Continue reading On Your Bike
Taking on the role of carer can happen unexpectedly, and Department of Human Services employee Kym is familiar with the personal strength that is needed to move forward when this happens.
Saturday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability, a good time to consider how accessible our environment is for people with disability.
The Department of Human Services is working with Deaf Services Queensland to break down barriers in service delivery for deaf Australians using videoconferencing technology. Continue reading Auslan videoconferencing a sign of the times at DHS
Meet our Disability Champion, Kristalee.
After being hit by a car that left her with a brain injury, doctors told Kristalee that she would never work full-time again.
After her accident, Kristalee went into a state of deep depression and fear. She was scared of cars and roads which took a long time for her to overcome. Continue reading Disability Champion: Kristalee