News & Blogs

Lighthouse Disability - Park Terrace Office

A Sibling’s Guide to NDIS Short Term Accommodation & Supported Independent Living – A guest blog by Lighthouse Disability

This blog was written by NDIS Supported Independent Living provider Lighthouse Disability. When you have a brother or sister with a disability, your journey is unique, filled with challenges, joys, and responsibilities that shape your life. As you both navigate the path ahead, one important aspect to consider is future planning. As your brother or […]

Circles of Support

Understanding Circles of Support (CoS) for People with Disabilities

Circles of support (CoS) – you might have heard of the term, but not know what it really means. In fact, CoS can be whatever you make of them. The idea of an intentional community which circles around a person with disability originated in Canada about 25 years ago and there are original circles that

Advocacy Blog Image

NDIS Reviews and Advocacy for Sibling Support in Disability Policy

The last few weeks have been busy with two new submissions to government reviews related to the NDIS. The first was to the NDIS Review and next the Quality and Safeguards Framework Review. The Need for Advocacy Over the years I have written many submissions for different enquiries related to disability and disability support, mental

Supportive Sibling

Understanding the Challenges and Resilience of Teen Siblings

Let’s talk about teen siblings. Adolescence is a time of change, it’s the key time for developing more rational thinking and creating their own identity. It can be a topsy-turvy time as they juggle their changing bodies and emotions and start to think about the future.  When you add a brother or sister with disability

Power of inclusion in disability support

The Power of Inclusion: Nurturing Sibling Relationships in Disability Support

Some years ago, at a workshop I ran for parents, one mum asked how they could stop her 3-year-old daughter from interfering with the early intervention (EI) specialist’s appointment with her son who was 5. He had autism and an intellectual disability and the service the family received was through a disability support service. The

Skip to content