Forward 2022, a year in review - Forward Ability Support

Forward 2022, a year in review

2022 has been a big year for Forward Ability Support and we couldn’t be prouder of the stories we’ve shared in the Forward community.

Here are a few of our favourites, that you may have missed or would like to read again.

Martin Heng (centre) with participants of the Skills for Independence Program held at Sargood on Collaroy, a purpose-built SCI resort. Photo supplied by AQA Victoria.

Skills for independence

Earlier this year, our editor Martin Heng attended the Skills for Independence course held at Sargood on Collaroy in NSW. The program covered more than just wheelchair skills. It also covered transferring between beds and chairs and discussion on pain and fatigue management.

Read the entire article here.

Fashion for the seated lady or gentleman

Are you looking for some clothing recommendations as a wheelchair user? In this article, Forward’s Peer Support Officer, Joanna Willis writes about the current and popular accessible clothing brands, speaking from personal experience as a wheelchair user herself. Joanna offers her insights into what’s worth it and where to purchase.

Read the entire article here.

Mother’s Day special

Our Mother’s Day special back in May shared the story of physician Olivia Ong and her journey of motherhood living with her two young children, her spinal cord injury and her career as a well-known doctor in Australia.

Read the entire article here.

Meet Jeremy Lung, a determined dental surgeon

Jeremy Lung sustained his spinal cord injury after a traumatic cycling accident changed the course of his life, or so he thought. While it is true, that Jeremy’s spinal cord injury completely altered his physical state, Jeremy was determined to continue with his dental practice and found himself back performing complex surgeries less than a year after his accident.

Read the entire article here.

We’ve got this: stories of disabled parenting

To celebrate the launch of Eliza Hull’s book ‘We’ve got this’, we reached out to Forward ambassador, Joel Sardi to reflect on his own journey of fatherhood. In 2020 Joel welcomed his beautiful daughter, Esmé, into the world and became a first-time father. Now, 2 years later, Joel and his wife Elisa welcomed their second baby girl Ruby into the world.

Read the entire article here.