That 70’s Wobble

Are you here for a job or to build a business? There’s some foundational rumblings happening in Jeder’s Membership lately and some of us have noticed significant changes in Member’s contribution and participation as they “step back” or away from uncomfortable situations, witnessed (or been part of) challenges and grievances which often stay as low-key…

Jody Kretzmann

A Tribute to Jody Kretzmann ABCD Institute Co-Founder

By Dee Brooks “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Confucius They say we should never meet our heroes and yet, we also know that there’s always an exception to the rule! Jody Kretzmann was an exemplary exception! On the 1st of January, Australian time, we received word that…

Person on a boat driving down what used to be a street but is now water, with a pub in the background

The Floods (Part 2)

By Martin Byrne Getting used to being temporarily homeless, and to piece together moving forwards. A time of organization and practicality. I need power chargers for my phones so I can communicate with others, communicate with my Participants. Is everyone ok, have I considered everyone? A place to stay at a friend’s home, a friend…

Noticing by Fiona Miller

Of late I have spent a lot of my time “noticing”. It has always been something I have done and use it as a skill in my life and work. I see possibilities in places others don’t and I can make connections and grow them. I have been imbedding practices into my daily life, for…

Participant Story: Alexia Harriton

Download PDF Version Written by Olga Shared by Margaret Henville We have some lovely pictures of my daughter Alexia, enjoying the sun and her outings with Manaia Assist.  She get’s to go out every day and experience something new. The best way to learn about the world as a Deafblind person is through touch and…