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John’s Blogs

The following blogs are from John’s WheelchairJohn.com blog and his Dignity Party campaign site. The most recent posts are listed first.

Community Bridging Services – still breathing fresh air

Community Bridging Services – still breathing fresh air

Community Bridging Services John Duthie attended the Community Bridging Services AGM held at the TAFE campus at Gilles Plains, just around the corner from John’s home. The goal of CBS is helping clients achieve success by working with them to plan their futures, achieve their personal goals and improve their quality of life.  Their services operate ... Read more ...
SCOSA Stampede (Spastic Centres of South Australia)

SCOSA Stampede (Spastic Centres of South Australia)

Scosa Stampede Fund Raising John Duthie attended the SCOSA Stampede around the streets of North Adelaide, raising awareness and funds for the Spastic Centres of South Australia.  The Dignity Party raised $170 and there is still opportunity to donate. John spent time talking to people about the Party, and listening to supporters of SCOSA about ... Read more ...
Chronic Pain Management – 6 ways to limit the pain you experience

Chronic Pain Management – 6 ways to limit the pain you experience

Chronic Pain Management On September 11, 2009, I broke my spine, leg, ankle and collarbone, bruised my heart, as well as fracturing my sternum and ribs, and my head split open.  Although I don’t remember this, the only complaint I had a few minutes after the accident, was the pushing of towels on my head, to ... Read more ...
Immersion Therapy – ABC Radio Adelaide

Immersion Therapy – ABC Radio Adelaide

Immersion Therapy – an introduction Immersion Therapy is described as “a world first way in which people with injury or disability can have access to movement and benefits like never before”.  John Duthie takes part in the therapy with Determined2 at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, once a week. Talking about Immersion Therapy on ABC Radio ... Read more ...
Dignity Party candidates launched by Kelly Vincent in the lower house

Dignity Party candidates launched by Kelly Vincent in the lower house

Dignity Party Candidates Launch In preparation for the SA election on Saturday 17th March 2018, Kelly Vincent launched 17 Dignity Party candidates in the lower house, including John Duthie in the seat of Torrens. Kelly mentioned… “The growing size of our candidate teams over the years indicates how serious we are about maintaining and increasing ... Read more ...
Jocelyn Neumueller – Democratising disability @ Open State

Jocelyn Neumueller – Democratising disability @ Open State

Open State with Jocelyn Neumueller Open State is an annual initiative to connect global and local leaders with South Australians, to explore new opportunities and address our state’s challenges together. In 2016, over 25,000 people attended 60 events. John Duthie attended “Democratising disability… taking control” and heard from speakers including Jocelyn Neumueller and Maurice Corcoran. They described ... Read more ...
Disabled Jokes – Is it ok to tell jokes about people with disabilities?

Disabled Jokes – Is it ok to tell jokes about people with disabilities?

Disabled Jokes I love hearing jokes, including those from stand-up comedians. I briefly considered becoming a stand-up comedian, but I cannot stand up. So I contemplated being a stand-up sitting down comedian. That was a joke in case you didn’t notice it. Steady Eddy is an Australia comedian with cerebral palsy, and the basis for ... Read more ...
International Carers Conference – Adelaide SA – 7th anniversary

International Carers Conference – Adelaide SA – 7th anniversary

The Conference John Duthie and his partner, Madie, were invited to join the table of Kelly Vincent MLC, leader of the Dignity Party, at the Gala Dinner of the 7th International Carers Conference. Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s carers. Their purpose is to “improve the health, well-being, resilience and financial security ... Read more ...
Esther Simbi – disability doesn’t equate to inability – speech video and text

Esther Simbi – disability doesn’t equate to inability – speech video and text

Esther Simbi and her speech Madie and I attended the “Wild Night in Australia” at Prospect Town Hall on the 30th of September 2017. It was a multicultural music and art night organised by the Divine Orchestra Music Ministry on the last Saturday of September each year. Our friend, Esther Simbi, gave a speech titled ‘Disability doesn’t ... Read more ...
Modbury Special School art auction night

Modbury Special School art auction night

Modbury Special School John Duthie attended the Art Auction event at the Modbury Special School, representing the Dignity Party. The night was a celebration of the achievements of the students. The efforts of the school, teachers, and parents were also recognised. So many proud and happy faces joining together on a night that raised thousands of ... Read more ...
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