Disabled women plan to shake up Australia’s Next Top Model

18 Jan 10 @ 04:00pm by Rowan Cowley http://penrith-press.whereilive.com.au/news/story/disabled-women-plan-to-shake-up-australia-s-next-top-model/ Cranebrook’s Jodie De Ruvo will attempt to shake up Australia’s Next Top Model. CRANEBROOK resident Jodie De Ruvo will attempt to shake up Australia’s Next Top Model. Ms De Ruvo, a disability social facilitator with NOVA Employment at St Marys, has a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta….

Lottery fund gives grant for research into autism hate crime

http://www.leftfootforward.org/2010/01/lottery-fund-gives-grant-for-research-into-autism-hate-crime/ High profile cases like that of the Pilkington family – in which tormented mother Fiona Pilkington killed herself and daughter Francecca Hardwick after being terrorised for years by local thugs – have meant that, in recent months, many people have heard of the idea of ‘disability hate crime’. However, very few people realise how…