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Choice and Control Podcast

Meet people with disability from across the state in Choice and Control, a podcast from Carers Queensland.

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We’re talking to Queenslanders with disability and discovering their stories and achievements.

Hear from people with disability reaching for the stars in sport, business, the arts, and every aspect of life.

You’ll also find out how the NDIS is changing Queenslanders’ lives. Our guests share their own experiences and practical advice for making the most of your NDIS plan.

Join us as we celebrate Queenslanders with disability, and work towards improving access and inclusion for everyone, of all abilities.

This podcast is a place for people with disability to share their stories. If you have a story you think we should know about, please contact us.

Episode 8: Speed Racers

Meet distance wheelchair racer Natasha Price and her coach, former wheelchair athlete Adam Shepherd.

A Buddhist monk's hands clasped in prayer

Episode 7: Making Australia home

Tsonkyni and Fatima have very different stories, but they have some things in common – both have family members with disability, and both have chosen to make Australia home.

Episode 6: Uncle Willie Prince

Uncle Willie Prince is an Aboriginal man of Kalkatungu heritage born on Wakka Wakka country. He shares his story of being removed from his family, growing up in institutions, and finding independence, a career, and a place for his voice in the disability community.

Lisa Cox on stage giving a TEDx presentation.

Episode 5: Lisa Cox: Disability Representation

Lisa Cox is an award-winning writer, presenter and advocate for disability representation.  Lisa combines her background in marketing and business with her lived experience of disability to start conversations about how disability is seen in pop culture.

Geoff Munck standing in front of a bright, colourful artwork.

Episode 4: Geoff Munck: Vislan

Geoff Munck is a Brisbane local with vision impairment and a passion for the visual arts.  Geoff has developed Visual Translation Language or Vislan.  It’s a technique for exploring an artwork through conversation, making art more accessible and meaningful for all.

Episode 3: Accessible Brisbane

Bella Busine is one half of the dynamic duo behind Accessible Brisbane.  Together with her best friend Briana, Bella is on a mission to make Brisbane a more inclusive and accessible place for people with disability.

Dean Clifford with his weights set

Episode 2: Dean Clifford: building strength

Kingaroy-born Dean Clifford has Epidermolysis Bullosa, and has taken his remarkable story of survival and success around the globe as a motivational speaker.

Episode 1: Inclusive Employment

George Arkinstall runs Gardening A Difference, providing employment opportunities for people with autism or mental health challenges.  He started the business in 2016 as a way of providing a job for his brother Harry, who has autism.

Season 2: coming soon

Season 2 of Choice and Control will be available later this year.

Want to know more?

Read more about our NDIS Local Area Coordination Partners in the Community Program.

If you have any questions, please call 1300 999 636, email cq.enquiries@ndis.gov.au, or visit our Contact Us page.