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Library volunteering Print
Written by Sally Richards    Tuesday, 08 December 2009

library-volunteeringJackson has been volunteering as a library book distributer with his worker, Matt, for most of 2009.  He delivers library books to a nursing home in Narrabundah every 3 or 4 weeks. He is keen to do this more regularly but the library has a policy of volunteers only working this infrequently.

 

 
Jackson Circle Dinner Print
Written by Tim West    Friday, 16 October 2009

jackson-circle-dinnerOn Wednesday, Jackson's circle and basecamp members gathered at Jackson's home for a burrito dinner.

Lead by a knife-wielding Sally (see pictures below!) we ate, drank and made merry. This was one of our less formal Jackson circle meetings - it was more about having a good time than discussing Jackson and his future (though we did some of that too!)

There were twenty-seven people all-up. Special thanks to Karin and Brian for being on Jackson Duty, and Ian for bringing some humungous desserts.

The next Jackson Circle meeting will be in on November 25th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Disability on the 7:30 Report Print
Written by Tim West    Friday, 02 October 2009

Kerry O'BrienOn September 30th, the 7:30 Report broadcast an excellent and tragic report on disability, titled "Lack of disability services puts families at breaking point". You can watch the program here and read the transcript here.

The program describes some truly heartbreaking stories, including one of a man with two disabled children who, when diagnosed with cancer, killed his children and himself.

Shut OutThe report also discusses a report, "Shut Out: The Experience of People with Disabilities and their Families in Australia", published in August this year. This is compulsory reading for all Australians.

(Tim West, October 2009)

 
Floriade Nightfest! Print
Written by Sally Richards    Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Jackson, Tim, Sally and an assortment of friends went to floriade on Friday night 25th. Jack had fun on the ferris wheel.

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Jackson gets a new website! Print
Written by Tim West    Saturday, 26 September 2009

Today we launched the all-new jacksonwest.org website. This much-needed revamp includes:

The website was built by Jackson's brother Tim; content was written by Tim and Sally.

 
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