Athletics Australia are holding face-to-face classification opportunities for athletes with physical impairments who wish to begin competing in para-athletics – whether that is little athletics, school sport or seniors. Classification days are being held in major cities throughout the rest of this year. National classification opportunities for those with a hearing impairment, Intellectual Impairment, Visual […]
About Fiona Waugh
I'm Fiona Waugh and I am the Manager of the Limbs 4 Kids program and a Moderator on the Kids-Link Forum. My professional background has been roles in education, welfare, employment, disability and partnership development. I'm here to participate in discussions, answer any questions you may have and support you (and your family or colleagues).
I look forward to getting to know other members of the Kids-Link Forum.
Entries by Fiona Waugh
A new book about limb difference, ‘Just Let Me Put My Legs On’, written by Australian author Kenzie Le-Turley has just been released. This book, full of wonderful rhymes and beautiful illustrations, is the story of a young boy with limb difference who shows everyone that he is more that capable of doing anything anyone […]
Jason Honeychurch’s life can be broken into three distinct periods. Life before his traumatic accident at 9 years of age, the life he lived until he was 15, and the life he has lived since he was 15. Jason is 31 years old, lives in Adelaide (South Australia) and has lived his life as a […]
Brian Carminati, who lives in Melbourne, was born with a congenital condition known as Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency (PFFD). It is a rare non-hereditary condition that affected the formation of his hip bone and consequently left him with just a femur. The condition can affect both sides so he considers himself lucky that it has […]
The catch-cry of many television programs featuring stunts often start with a warning “don’t try this at home”. But have you ever wondered what a professional stunt person actually does and why this warning is very important for children and adults alike? We were lucky to meet with Chris Anderson – professional stuntman, amputee and […]
Dr Narelle Warren, School of Social Sciences, Monash University Peer support offers well-documented benefits for people living with disability (Dennis, 2003; Arnstein et al., 2002), particularly in terms of improved psychosocial outcomes. Empowerment is a central factor for most involved in the delivery of peer-support (Fawcett et al., 1994), as an increased sense of self-efficacy […]
Born without the lower half of his left leg, young Don Elgin never considered himself disabled until he was in high school – and even then, he had to be convinced. His story, of a boy from the bush who battled the odds and finally stepped onto the podium as a medalist at the Sydney […]
On the 5th of June 2016 Limbs 4 Life collaborated with the charity Kidney Kids SA to offer a golf clinic in Adelaide for children and young people living with limb difference or chronic kidney disease. Despite it being a cold and wet morning, 30 children and family members braved the weather to gain an […]
The Winter 2016 edition of Thrive magazine is now available. In this edition you’ll meet Jason who became an amputee as a result of an accident when he was fifteen, hear about Brian who was born with a limb difference and now plays high-level wheelchair basketball, learn about amputee stuntman Chris, read about two new books […]
The Limbs 4 Kids program is an initiative of Limbs 4 Life, Australia’s peak organisation for amputees and persons living with limb difference. The Limbs 4 Kids program has been made possible through generous support from nib foundation.
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