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Publisher Blend Creative ISSN 1447–2023 Editorial Editor Kelly Stone Design Jarren Gallway Digital Nash McLean, Thomas Ng, Adrian Morgan, Annabel Breeding, Lisa-May Pellaschiar Contributors Anthea Skinner, Craig Sheather, Kate Hill, Carole Lander, Julie Moss, Dave Fagg Cover photography by Jo-Anna Robinson Advertising Michelle Stevens Phone 08 7325 3209 Mobile 0419 822 717 Subscriptions Emilie Francis Phone 08 7325 3200 Print/Supporter Graphic Print Group Enquiries Blend Creative Phone 08 7325 3200 Email Like us on Facebook /linkdisabilitymagazine All material appearing in Link Disability Magazine is copyright unless otherwise stated or it may rest with the provider of the supplied material. Please contact the editor for permission to reprint content. Link Disablity Magazine takes all care to ensure information is correct at the time of printing, but the publisher accepts no responsibiltiy or liability for the accuracy of any information contained in the text of advertisement. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or editor. 4 from the editor from the editor W elcome to our are having in the lives of children and April 2019 edition young people with autism. of Link, in which Autism is one of our special we’re excited to bring you some features in this edition. Make great profile feature stories as sure you read contributor Dave well as the latest news from Fagg’s profile story on autism across the disability sector. advocate Daniel Giles, an OAM Our cover story is on Adelaide's recipient who shares his lived Katrina Webb, who shares her story experience with autism with others of celebrating difference. Katrina through Speaking Insights. describes how, as a child, she used Our second special feature is on to hide her disability from everyone Mobility and Assistive Technology, except her closest family. But after where contributor Julie Moss profiles embracing her mild cerebral palsy, Meredith Allan, World President she went on to become a three- of the International Society for time Paralympian and three-time Augmentative and Alternative gold medallist for Australia. She Communication, as well as Zyteq shares how going from silver to CEO Tracy Bode. gold in her athletics career led to Carole Lander profiles Meredith her establishing her business ‘Silver Young, a person of short stature to Gold’ and becoming director who shares her story of recovery and founder of Newday, which is all from spinal stenosis and spinal about inspired leadership for the surgery, to finally being able to greater good. walk beside her husband. We were delighted to meet We hope you enjoy reading Judy Masters and her son Lachlan, this edition of Link and be sure to as part of a news feature on autism connect with us on Facebook or assistance dogs. When assistance email – we’d love to hear from you! dog Zeke joined the Masters’ family, not only was Lachlan’s world changed, but the whole family benefitted. We also speak to Guide Dogs SA/ NT and Assistance Dogs Australia on the positive impact assistance dogs Kelly Stone