Cara Celebrates - Recognition of Excellence Awards
Cara are celebrating our biggest and brightest stars at our annual Recognition of Excellence awards. The awards are presented at the gala dinner, Cara Celebrates.
Award winners embody Cara’s promise – we find possible – and our values: that we are personal, we are careful, we discover and create and we are persistent.
The awards would not be possible without the support from our generous sponsors. Please support the organisations that support us.
Pro Paint'n Panel & Rightway Automotive
Flashback to Cara's Sunday Picnic
We love getting our Cara Community together for the annual Cara Sunday Picnic. We hold it every year, just before Easter, and it's all about fun, food and friends.
But rather than tell you about it, we'd rather show you!
Vote for Cara's short film I am Liam!
For the second year in a row, Cara has entered the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival (Open Entrants – Documentary).
This year’s entry is I am Liam and it tells the story of Liam Goldfinch, one of our campers with a disability who has made the transition to a Cara volunteer!
Liam is such a star, he’s a natural in front of the camera and we at Cara are so grateful for his willingness to give back to the Camps program as a volunteer!
Please watch, share, vote and encourage others to vote!
Voting closes on August 8.
Voting doesn’t require any registration, it’s just your name, email address, suburb and postcode. Once you've voted, check your email for a message from "Nova Website" and click on the link they send you to confirm your vote!
Thanks for supporting our film and our Possible People like Liam!
Quiet Hour trial with Frewville Foodland
Cara is proud to partner with Adelaide's Finest Supermarkets, Frewville Foodland, for a month of Quiet Hour sensory-friendly shopping experiences.
Started by Cara, Quiet Hour is an Australian-first which recognises that the "regular" shopping experience can be too overwhelming for people with sensory overload. Not uncommon for people with autism, sensory overload is when everyday things like lights, music, sounds or smells can become overwhelming.
Cara is supporting Frewville Foodland to host a month of Quiet Hours on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, held on:
Everyone is welcome to shop at that time and experience the different shopping experience which is Quiet Hour.
The lights will be dimmed, "beep" volume on the checkouts turned down, music and pages messages turned off, shelf restocking paused and smells minimised where possible.
Foodland staff have received training from Cara about sensory overload and they are very supportive.
If Quiet Hour would work for you or your loved ones, please come and shop! If you can't make it but you'd like to offer feedback about other times/locations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara and The Good Guys Mile End introduce "Quiet Hour"
The TV's were switched off, the fluorescent lights dimmed and the music lowered, as Cara and The Good Guys Mile End held Australia's first "Quiet Hour" on Saturday June 4, 2016.
We recognise that the average shopping experience can be overwhelming for someone with autism, and that's why we have partnered with The Good Guys Mile End to make shopping a more calming & inclusive experience. Of course, everyone is welcome to shop in Quiet Hour, the experience is simply quieter for anyone who experiences sensory overload.
See the success of our first Quiet Hour in a short video here
There are more Quiet Hours to come, infact you can join us on Tuesday, June 21 from 10am to 11am at the The Good Guys Mile End, Mile End Home Centre (off Railway Tce). Stay tuned or contact us for further dates and locations. We'd also like to know what would be the best times for Quiet Hour that suit you? Email us at email@example.com