One2One Grapevine – July 2020

WA Disability Support Awards 2020

Congratulations to Serena Elms for becoming both a finalist and winner of the ‘Excellence in Home and Family Support’ award in the Disability Support Awards for 2020. Serena supports Sheryl in a homeshare arrangement for One2One. 

Sheryl states that Serena is wonderfully caring and has helped her become independent and to live in her own house. Where Sheryl used to say, ‘I can’t do’ she now says ’how can I do’. Serena has supported Sheryl to become a pet owner and have become a part of each other’s network of family and friends.

Meeting Serena has changed Sheryl’s life and we are very happy to congratulate her on winning this award.

If you’d like to read more about Serena’s award, visit our Facebook page.

One2One Annual Staff Awards

Each year at One2One, we celebrate the achievements of the staff who keep our organisation running. This year our awards went to the following:

  • Megan Donald – Hall of Fame Award for 8 years of service at One2One
  • Michael Pereira – Coaches Award
  • Vanessa Volkoff – Most Valued Player Award
  • Merryn Tobin – The Golden Sausage Award
  • Rod Davies – Play of the Day Award

Congratulations to all recipients!

NDIS Code of Conduct Films

Developed by National Disability Services (NDS), these films cover the seven obligations of the NDIS Code of Conduct and are presented by members of the NDS Practice Support Network which comprises of skilled facilitators with disability and people with extensive experience working in the sector.

The purpose of these films is to promote and start the conversations between people who use supports, support workers, service providers, family and other supporters to help build a shared understanding of the NDIS Code of Conduct and what it means to you.

To view the films, visit the Quality and Safeguards Resource Library.

DDWA – Planning to go to the Dentist

This booklet aims to assist people with Autism and their families prepare for upcoming dental visits as well as provide tips and techniques that ensure proper oral health habits in the future and ways of receiving optimal dental care.

Contents include:

  • What you can do to prepare
  • Finding the right dentist
  • Dental insurance options
  • Oral health at home

The booklet is free and can be downloaded here.

Love on the Spectrum Documentary 

Northern Pictures are in the early stages of producing a second season of ‘Love on the Spectrum’ for the ABC. 

Specifically they are looking to speak with people who are:

  • Single, 18 years or over, on the autism spectrum and interested in dating.
  • Or, single people who are not on the spectrum but who are open to dating someone on the spectrum.

If you are interested or know someone who might be, you can download the flyer.

PWdWA – Disability Support Pension Webinar

PWdWA is the peak body for disability advocacy in Western Australia, providing non-legal advocacy to people with disabilities.

They are holding a series of free webinars for people with disabilities and their family/carers over the next few weeks, the next one is on August 1st, 2020.   

Their aim for this webinar is to give insight into applying for the Disability Support Pension.  

Attached is a full brochure with information on how to apply.

DDWA Board Nominations 2020-2021

Developmental Disability WA are seeking people with disability or their family members, to join the board and

  • Bring attention to critical issues that affect people with intellectual and other developmental disability and their families
  • Ensure the organisation is well managed
  • Help us maintain a sustainable future

The DDWA 2020 Annual General Meeting is on Thursday 22nd October and the board are calling for new members to fill vacancies that will arise as existing members terms of office expire.

If you would like to be a nominee, you can complete the board nomination form and send to  

If you are not sure, but perhaps a little interested, please contact Mary Butterworth on 9420 7230 – to receive some more information.

Evie’s Emporium – A microenterprise story

Evie came to 121 Inc. seeking a grant to fully set up as a market vendor attending local artisan markets to sell hand crafted, recycled, repurposed and reusable products. As part of this experience I can share my story with my customers and focus on abilities not my disability.

Evie’s personal experience with disability came about after an illness left her blind 6 years ago, and art therapy led her down a path she loved. In Evie’s words, “I love and value the social interaction I encounter when telling my story, sharing the journey and explaining how and why I make my projects”.

What’s next for Evie’s Emporium? Watch this space for upcycling workshops later this year. 

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