Link December 2018 Volume 27 Issue 6 - Page 4

Publisher Blend Creative ISSN 1447–2023 Editorial Editor Kelly Stone Design Jarren Gallway Digital Blend Creative Contributors Carole Lander, Anthea Skinner, Craig Sheather, Dave Fagg, Julie Moss, Kate Hill Advertising Michelle Stevens Phone 08 7325 3209 Mobile 0419 822 717 Subscriptions Phone 08 7325 3200 Print/Supporter Graphic Print Group Enquiries Blend Creative Phone 08 7325 3200 Email from the editor W elcome to the shares his personal story on how December 2018 edition Empower Golf came about, and of Link magazine. talks about what’s next for this truly We’re finishing off the year with a bumper edition! For our cover story, we meet 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 Our special feature this edition is on Employment. Make sure you take actor Kiruna Stamell, who has a look at the story ‘Raising the bar’, recently been named as a presenter which looks at the fact that people on ABC TV’s children’s show Play with disability are often talked School. Kiruna, a person of short about as being great employees, stature, has worked internationally as but what’s not often talked about an actor and dancer in theatre, film is that people with disability are and television for nearly 20 years. successful employers, business She shares how she has overcome owners and corporate leaders too. discrimination, and why Play School We meet successful business people is her biggest career highlight yet. with disability Anne-Marie Howarth We hope you enjoy her story as much and Mal Turnbull who are helping as we have loved telling it! to raise the bar when it comes to We also meet actor Sarah Gordy, who has just enjoyed her most career expectations. There’s also our regular NDIS successful year yet. The British actor, section, Travel, Social Scene and dancer and model became the first much more. woman with Down Syndrome to be Like us on Facebook /linkdisabilitymagazine inclusive sport on a world stage. From the team here at Link, awarded a Member of the Order we wish all readers, supporters and of the British Empire (MBE) while the Link community a happy festive also receiving good reviews for her season, and safe and prosperous leading role in the acclaimed London new year. theatre production Jellyfish. She shares some great insights into why no-one is “just a label”. Another highlight in this edition is the story behind Empower Golf, Kelly Stone which has helped more than 4,000 people with disability access golf at its hubs around Australia during the past year. Founder James Gribble