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When someone you love faces challenges every day, you do what you can to make things easier. What if you could not only make things easier for the person you love, but for many, many others who face similar challenges?

What started as a brother looking out for his sister, has inspired change on a national level. Beluga Foundation founder, Brendan McAssey, is all too aware of the challenges that face those living with disability via his sister Michelle, who has Spina Bifida.

After Michelle lost her job, the fact that she used a wheelchair presented a logistical issue for potential employers, as many companies don’t have the infrastructure or budget for support workers to facilitate her onboarding.

In an effort to remove these obstacles, Brendan called the Red Cross to understand how to streamline this process, not just for Michelle, but for others living with disability who may want to work there.

The resulting changes, brought about by the Beluga Foundation, have meant that dozens of disability support workers and their counterparts have been employed by Red Cross.

The Beluga Foundation also upgraded the building’s infrastructure to ensure it is accessible for every employee. But, further to these changes, the process of problem solving the barriers to employment for those living with a disability brought about a shift in mindset to prioritise neurodiverse thinking at all levels of the company.

Beluga Foundation aims to find and fix these gaps in support for those living with disability, enabling meaningful employment and enrichment for businesses and individuals alike. Nuerodivergent and accessible workplaces are infinitely better from a cultural perspective, but they also have a competitive advantage with innovation at their core. When inclusivity is the norm, the world is much richer place.

If your organisation would like to make change in the disability support sector, please get in contact with us to discuss partnerships.

W E L C O M E   T O
B E L U G A  F O U N D A T I O N

When someone you love faces challenges every day, you do what you can to make things easier. What if you could not only make things easier for the person you love, but for many, many others who face similar challenges?

What started as a brother looking out for his sister, has inspired change on a national level. Beluga Foundation founder, Brendan McAssey, is all too aware of the challenges that face those living with disability via his sister Michelle, who has Spina Bifida.

After Michelle lost her job, the fact that she used a wheelchair presented a logistical issue for potential employers, as many companies don’t have the infrastructure or budget for support workers to facilitate her onboarding.

In an effort to remove these obstacles, Brendan called the Red Cross to understand how to streamline this process, not just for Michelle, but for others living with disability who may want to work there.

The resulting changes, brought about by the Beluga Foundation, have meant that dozens of disability support workers and their counterparts have been employed by Red Cross.

The Beluga Foundation also upgraded the building’s infrastructure to ensure it is accessible for every employee. But, further to these changes, the process of problem solving the barriers to employment for those living with a disability brought about a shift in mindset to prioritise neurodiverse thinking at all levels of the company.

Beluga Foundation aims to find and fix these gaps in support for those living with disability, enabling meaningful employment and enrichment for businesses and individuals alike. Nuerodivergent and accessible workplaces are infinitely better from a cultural perspective, but they also have a competitive advantage with innovation at their core. When inclusivity is the norm, the world is much richer place.

If your organisation would like to make change in the disability support sector, please get in contact with us to discuss partnerships.

Phone: +61 447 622 756

Level 1, 15 Blue Street,
North Sydney, 2060,
NSW, Australia

enquiries@belugafoundation.com.au