Have The Nerve: A Podcast About Disability

Have The Nerve: A Podcast About Disability

Have The Nerve is a podcast brought to you by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Join host Susan Wood as she has open and honest discussions about life with physical and neurological disabilities.

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August 17, 2022 26 min

In this episode Susan speaks to Western Australia Greens Senator, Jordon Steele-John.

We talk about his first day working at Parliament House as a person with a disability, the importance of disability representation in politics and diversity and how including people with disabilities in legislation goes well beyond topics such as the NDIS and Disability Support Pension.

Information in this episode

Jordon Steele-John: https://www.ap...

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Listeners are advised that the following podcast does discuss situations around grief and trauma that can be triggering to people.

On this episode I talk about the complexities of grief and trauma with clinical psychologist, Skye Dong.

Skye helped develop SCIA’s Engage Program as part of our broader Resilience Programs. We're going to talk about the different ways people manifest pain and trauma, and why the way we deal with tra...

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Finding work and having a disability is hard.

No like, it's really hard.

In this episode, Susan talks to Phat Ngo, Employment Service Manager for SCIA's EmployAbility Service and Dominika Jachym, EmployAbility's Employment Coach about the obvious misconceptions of disability and employment, how that feeds into the hesitation a lot of employers have when hiring someone with a disability, how employers can better themselve...

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Maybe some of you may not have thought this was possible. Maybe some of you didn't know that this could and should be something to consider.

We're not talking about miraculously standing up and walking around, Physiotherapist Colbey Van Leeuwen and Exercise Physiologist Alicia Payne talk about the importance of standing in therapy, particularly for people who have had traumatic spinal cord injuries, the technology and what ...

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That irresistible urge, the attraction, the anticipation and excitement for the slightest touch. Rachel calls it skin hunger.

Rachel Wotton is a Sex Worker living in Inner Sydney, Churchill Fellow and PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. Her PhD is about exploring the experiences of people with disabilities accessing sex workers in Australia.

Susan and Rachel talk about the misconceptions of two marginalised communities, the...

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Eligibility within the NDIS is a little bit of grey area.

Although under the NDIS Act 2013 there are no specific diagnosis or disabilities listed, actually accessing the NDIS can be fraught with problems.

For the first full episode of Have the Nerve in 2022, Susan talks to SCIA's Senior Support Coordinator Louise Hilton and SCIA's Policy and Advocacy Officer Megan Bingham about about how the selective process of funding has...

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January 20, 2022 37 sec

Have the Nerve: A Podcast about Disability is back for 2022!

Join Susan Wood and she delves further into the great realm of disability.

Subscribe to us, give us a five star rating on your streaming platform and don't forget to tell everyone you know to listen!

Funded by Australian Government Department of Social Services. For more information visit https://www.dss.gov.au/

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Now that Summer is upon us in the Southern Hemisphere, Mike Cerrone, Project Officer for Waverley Council's Access Bondi! talks to Susan about why it's important for tourist destinations to be accessible for all people of all abilities.

Bondi Beach is a popular tourist destination on the east coast of Australia that brings in millions of visitors every year. We talk about how decent and suitable access can change society...

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Candice Care-Unger and Arlyn Owens from Royal Rehab's Sexuality Service in Sydney talks to Susan about how sexual self-esteem and empowering sexual confidence in people with disability is more than the literal mechanics of sex.

Whether you've had your disability long term, or recently, Candice and Arlyn talk about psychosexual intervention, the holistic approach to sexual wellbeing and how the media's ableist portrayal ...

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We’re celebrating the diversity of disability and highlighting spinal cord injury awareness for the entire month of September.  

In this bonus episode of Have The Nerve, former Australian Steeler and Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Gold medalist, Naz Erdem joins me to talk about his life as a Paralympian across five Paralympic games, his post Paralympic career and his hopes for the future of disability and sports.

Information about what...

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Have The Nerve is celebrating the diversity of disability and the importance of disability representation for the month of September.

In this episode, Louise Sauvage (Former wheelchair racer, Australian Paralympic Wheelchair Racing Gold Medalist and now the coach for up-and-coming wheelchair para-athletes and Australian Paralympic gold medalist Madison de Rozario), talks about growing up in Perth, her career as a Paralympian and th...

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When you think about first milestones in your life what do you think about?
First day of school?
First kiss?
First boyfriend or girlfriend?

....What about the first time you realised your injury is permanent? Or the first time you fell out of your wheelchair?

It's not often we get to talk about what it's like to experience, or sometimes re-experience, things for the first time following a spinal cord injury.

Chloe and Jacob tal...

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Navigating support funding for older Australians with a disability can be difficult. What happens if you are aged 65 and over and acquire a disability?

For this episode we’re going to be discussing supports for older Australians with a disability from the NDIS to My Aged Care Funding.

You'll hear lived experiences from Susan who sustained a brain injury in 2005 and was able to get onto the NDIS before she turned 65 and Di, who i...

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What is like to live with pain that never stops? What is out there for pain management?

CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses suicidal ideation and addiction. Listener discretion is advised. If you are struggling with similar feelings we encourage you to please call the 24 hour crisis support service Lifeline on 13 11 14.

For this episode, Susan talks to Cannadoc cofounders Dr David Feng and Kevin Brabazon about how medicinal cann...

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Did you know that acquiring a spinal cord injury can affect more than somebody's legs?

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can significantly affect the bowel. Edwina Spooner from Coloplast explains how an SCI can affect the bowel, surgical and non-surgical options, considerations for intimacy and maintaining your independence.

Information about what we have discussed in this episode:
SCIA Continence Care - https://scia.org.au/continence-car...

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Did you know that acquiring a spinal cord injury can affect more than somebody's legs?

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can significantly affect the bladder. Edwina Spooner from Coloplast explains what a neurogenic bladder is, the importance of hygiene, good catheter technique and considerations you should make for situations like going out an intimacy.

Information about what we have discussed in this episode:
SCIA information about cont...

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Can having a disability change you?

The SCIA Peer and Family Support team talk about their lived experiences and the reality of living with a spinal cord injury.

Hear from Rob, Dan and Jess about what is truly important, lessons they’ve learnt along the way like patience, advocating for themselves, independence and dealing with mental health.

Let’s put disability into perspective; changing mindsets, learning from other people, engagin...

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What are some of the challenges that people with disability within the queer community face when finding supports?

Join host Susan Wood, SCIA Peer and Family Support Coordinator Jess Pellow, SCIA Policy and Advocacy Team Leader Michael Magro and ACON Community Health Promotion Officer, LGBTQ+ People With Disability Project Charbel Zada to talk about the QueerAbility NDIS Toolkit, dating and relationships, representation and wha...

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