Friday Jan 19, 2024

Revving Inclusion: Australia’s First Disability-Focused Garage | Jade Burgmann - Wheelnutz Garage

🎙️ Welcome to 'Innovate for Impact,' the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. In this episode, we're joined by Jade Burgmann, founder of the Wheelnutz Garage, to share the inspiring story behind the innovative disability provider. Wheelnutz Garage is not your typical automotive garage; it is a place where individuals with disabilities come together to learn, engage in activities, and build valuable skills in the automotive industry. Jade discusses how they use funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to create a social and inclusive environment, offering programs that focus on skill development, social connections, and safe driver training. Discover the challenges they faced, their vision for the future, and how they hope to inspire others in this groundbreaking space.


Episode Highlights:

0:26 - Wheelnutz Garage

2:08 - Funding Options

4:01 - Focus on Skill Development and Social Connections

4:58 - Not Disability Employment

5:30 - Personal Background and Inspiration

7:04 - The Start of Wheel Nuts Garage

8:05 - First Garage of Its Kind in Australia

9:19 - Challenges and Sustainability

11:28 - Opportunities for Further Innovation

14:08 - Sharing Information and Lessons

19:12 - Future Goals and Expansion

22:09 - Inviting Visitors to Wheel Nuts Garage


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