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Puddle Talk

Puddle Talk #29

Puddle Talk #29

Introducing Kirsty, one of our lovely Support Coordinators. Kirsty is available in Northern Adelaide. I My name is Kirsty and I am a mother of three children and have three grand babies who I love spending time with. I enjoy being down at the beach, or watching a good...

Puddle Talk #28

Puddle Talk #28

We meet Dot, one of our wonderful Support Coordinators. Dot is available in Northern Adelaide. I I am a mum of two, who are both adults aged 26 and 27. I have been known as the local ‘Master Chef’ as I enjoy cooking and showing my love for my family through food. I...

Puddle Talk #27

Puddle Talk #27

We meet Emma, one of our amazing Support Coordinators. Emma is available in North East Adelaide. I As a mum of two active boys, most of my spare time is taken up with their various sports, I love watching them play games on weekends and cheering them on! As a family...

Puddle Talk #26

Puddle Talk #26

This week we meet the lovely Bridgett; a self confessed computer nerd and a lover of languages and live music. I…. Tell us a bit about you, your age, disability and current situation? I’m 40 years old, I live in Adelaide’s western suburbs, but I grew up in Central...

Puddle Talk #25

Puddle Talk #25

We welcome Lorraine, our new Positive Behaviour Support specialist. I I love nature and to be outdoors, either walking, camping and exploring new places. My happy place is to be in the ocean, swimming, paddle boarding or kite surfing (when my knee is holds up) Can I...

Puddle Talk #24

Puddle Talk #24

We welcome Lisa to the ICJP team in her role as a Support Coordinator. I I love bush walking, reading, hanging out with my daughter and partner, and baking.  I am also a news junkie!I have transitioned out of public sector work and into the NGO sector as I really...

Puddle Talk #23

Puddle Talk #23

This week we meet one of our new Support Coordinators, Britney. I When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my two fur babies – a boxer puppy - Billie and a kitten named Tyga! I also run a small business making candles, reed diffusers and...

Puddle Talk #22

Puddle Talk #22

We talk to one of our Developmental Educators, Hanan. I Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career path.  Hello , I'm Hanan and I have been living in South Australia for over 17 years. I graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Disability and...

Puddle Talk #21

Puddle Talk #21

Meet Marwa, one of our lovely Developmental Educators. I…. I grew up and lived in Sydney where I gained an Associate Diploma in Social Sciences (Early Childhood Education) and worked in the early childhood and early intervention space. My passion for working with...

Puddle Talk #20

Puddle Talk #20

Today we meet Jaye, one of our valued Support Coordinators. Jaye provides Support Coordination Services in the Fleurieu Peninsula and Southern suburbs. Hi, Jaye here … aka ‘Jaybird’. Who am I? I’m a Mum of four—including three teenagers and a 6yr old—who loves wearing...

Puddle Talk #19

Puddle Talk #19

We are excited to announce another new addition to our awesome Support Coordination team - Emily! Emily will be providing Support Coordination Services in the Northern suburbs. I A little bit about myself I lived in Adelaide most of my life, have spent two years in...

Puddle Talk #18

Puddle Talk #18

Meet our latest Support Coordinator Angela who is servicing in the Eastern and Southern suburbs. We are super excited to have Angela on board and can't wait to see the amazing work she does with our participants. I My name is Angela, I have come to Puddles from...

Puddle Talk #17

Puddle Talk #17

Meet Susan Obst, one of our Support Coordinators at I Can Jump Puddles. Susan is available in the Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and South of Adelaide. I Portrait photography has been a lifelong interest of mine but in addition to photography I enjoy working in the...

Puddle Talk #16

Puddle Talk #16

How the Hospital Research Foundation helped secure NDIS funding for Sherri; a talented songwriter. Tell us a bit about yourself. Hi there my name is Sherri I am 51 I have been working from home doing lead generating and inbound call centre work now for about five...

Puddle Talk #15

Puddle Talk #15

We hear from Pamela Francis, one determined woman! Hi I’m a young at heart, 58 year old woman who had a very high speed head on crash on a highway just out of Whyalla where I lived 30 years ago. After my crash (which I have written a book about) I walked from the...

Puddle Talk #14

Puddle Talk #14

This week we chat to Jacy Arthur, a youthful 48 year old mother, self confessed IT geek, and author of two books. I Tell us a bit about you, your age, disability and current situation? Hi, I’m a very youthful 48 year old. I have Cerebral Palsy and severe deafness, but...

Puddle Talk #13

Puddle Talk #13

This week we chat to Mark Gunn, a man who is well-spoken and has a keen interest in wartime films, sports and being involved in his new community since recently moving to Adelaide, alongside his family. I Tell us a bit about you, your age, disability and current...

Puddle Talk #12

Puddle Talk #12

This week we chat to Jack Peel, a young boy who lights up the room with his cheeky smile and incredibly happy disposition. He loves Star Wars, going on adventures and AC/DC, as you will discover! I Tell us a little bit about you, your age, disability and current...

Now & Next Program

Now & Next Program

A unique course for parents and carers The award-winning, innovative ‘Now & Next’ program is coming to South Australian families to deliver positive results for children with disability or developmental delay. The Now & Next program is designed to educate and...

SANFL Next Step

SANFL Next Step

Calling all footy fans! This is one for you. We have two FREE entries available to join the upcoming SANFL Next Step holiday program – and all you have to do is share your story to be in the running. There are two categories: 5-8 year olds and 9-14 year olds. Write...

Puddle Talk #11

Puddle Talk #11

This week we chat to Edwina Nicholson about her son, Jay, who loves boogie boarding, riding horses, playing basketball and listening to music, as well as the positive power of the NDIS. I Tell us a little about Jay, his age, disability and current situation... Jay is...

Puddle Talk # 10

Puddle Talk # 10

This week we chat to Roslyn Sim about her two talented children, Kylie and Neal, who love Minecraft and mathematics, and their recent achievements on two wheels. I Tell us a little about your children, their age, disability and current situation... I have two...

Puddle Talk # 9

Puddle Talk # 9

This week, we talk to Mandy Elderfield about her amazing daughter, Grace, who is 10 years old, has Down Syndrome, and enjoys horse riding and painting murals. I Tell us a little about Grace, her age, disability and current situation... Grace is 10 and has Down...

Puddle Talk # 8

Puddle Talk # 8

This week, we talk to Oliver Mills, 30, about living with Cerebral Palsy, writing poetry and starting his own micro enterprise. I Tell us a little about you, your age, disability and current situation... I am Oliver. I am 30 years old. I have Cerebral Palsy and a...

Puddle Talk # 7

Puddle Talk # 7

his week, we talk to Simone Fejer, a physiotherapist who has worked in the disability sector for many years. Through her company, Professional Assistance for Living, she helps children with special needs to sit, stand, walk and experience all that life has to offer. I...

Puddle Talk # 6

Puddle Talk # 6

This week, we talk to quadriplegic Sid James. Although he was due to participate in the Ironman World Championships next week, he and his training partner Kevin Fergusson had their entry revoked just days before the event. Still, he will be travelling to Kona and...

Puddle Talk # 5

Puddle Talk # 5

This week, we talk to Stacey Christie, who has muscular dystrophy, about what it's like travelling the world in a wheelchair and writing her own blog about her adventures. I Tell us a little about you, your age, disability and current situation... Hello, my name is...

Puddle Talk # 4

Puddle Talk # 4

This week, we talk to Morgan Cooper, aged 13, about living with cerebral palsy, her passion for netball and learning at school. I Tell us a little about you, your age, disability and current situation... My name is Morgan Cooper and I’m 13. I have cerebral palsy, left...

Puddle Talk # 3

Puddle Talk # 3

This week, we talk to Julie Spence about her son, Michael, aged 25. I Tell us a little about you, your age, disability and current situation... ​Michael is 25, with a diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism. He lives at home with us, his parents. He has three sisters...

Puddle Talk #2

Puddle Talk #2

This week, we talk to Sara Silva about her amazing son, Samuel, who has just started school. I Tell us a little about you, your age, disability and current situation... ​Samuel is 5 years old his disability is a rare neurological disorder. CAN Share with us all the...

Puddle Talk #1

Puddle Talk #1

This week, and for our inaugural edition of Puddle Talk, we talk to Ben Waechter – Founder and Managing Director of KYD-X. KYD-X hosts the Kids & Youth Disability Expo, which exhibits a range of services and products for people under 25 with a disability. Ben was...