RASAID members are keen to tell the long story about their ongoing efforts to transition their sons and daughters into suitable supported accommodation in the Ryde area before they themselves become too old, too sick or too dead to care for them. All members also hold strong views about the state of disability services across the country. Some are prepared to comment on these issues as well.

For all media enquiries, please contact:

     Teresa Russell

     RASAID Media Liaison

     T: (02) 9807-9693

     M: 0400 002 349

     trussell@aapt.net.au

 

Media Releases and Coverage

 

2012

RASAID Media Release. Ryde Families Finally Win Funding For Their Sons and Daughters. 3rd April 2012. more

2011

RASAID Media Release. STATE GOVERNMENT MAKES RYDE FAMILIES’ DREAMS COME TRUE. After almost seven years of lobbying, attending several hundred meetings that became a rollercoaster of hope and despair, the parents of a group of 20 intellectually disabled adults who live in the Ryde area have been granted their one wish – to have suitable supported accommodation provided for their adult children. 1st June 2011. more

Ryde MP Victor Dominello presenting RASAID with cheque from Lady Anne Funerals (West Ryde). The Weekly Times - 6th April 2011 more

2010

RASAID's Jenny Rollo talks about the challenges of caring for her disabled son David, and her wish for more government support on ABC TV on August 2010.

RASAID is presented with The Rotary Club of Macquarie Park Community Award 2009/2010 - 25th June 2010 more

Response by Jenny Rollo to the Northern District Times - 21st Apr 2010 more

"Community keen to quiz Cabinet' Northern District Times - 21st Apr 2010.

'Lost parents to confront Rudd' Northern District Times - 14th Apr 2010.

RASAID interview on Disability Housing, Estelle Shield and Lyn Allen with Richard Aedy - Life Matters, ABC Radio National - 15th Mar 2010. Listen more

Lynch Lies and Plays Catch 22 With Ageing Carers of Intellectually Disabled' - 1st Mar 2010 more

'Housing scheme for disabled adults in doubt as minister backs down' - SMH, 1st Mar 2010 more

'Millions Missing Under Disability Housing Grant' - ABC News, 26th Feb 2010 more

'Ageing Parents are Heartbroken' - Northern District Times, 25th Feb 2010.

'States fail to deliver beds for the disabled' - ABC News, 15th Feb 2010 more

ABC 4 Corners Media Release more

Media Release February 2010 more

2009

Media Briefing Notes / Fact Sheet more

2009 Rally to Support Ryde Families in Urgent Need of Supported Accommodation for their Adult Children with Intellectual Disabilities more

Public Campaign Launch more

'We're fed up with talking, Say Mums' - Northern District Times, 11th Nov 2009 more

2008

 Northern District Times, 2008 more