Creating genuine human connections
We bring young people with disability and businesses together
through e-learning prize modules

Featured Module

We're partnering with Cup and Carry to teach young people with disability about design and give opportunities to use this learning in their communities. 

After learning about design and branding in the module, Cup and Carry will choose a winning design. The winner will receive a prize pack and have their cup printed for cafe's around Adelaide! 

The program is designed to be completed with a parent or carer. 
Learn about why branding is important
Practice how to take an idea to a final piece
Experiment with different art and design techniques
Make a final piece of art, which may be selected by Cup and Carry to make for local Cafe's in Adelaide 

How it works

Learn

Learn in a gamified module about why art and branding in cafe's and cups is important

Experiment

Follow a fun design process and submit a final design at the end of the module

Create

Cup and Carry chooses a wining design

Win

The winner gets a prize pack and their cup is printed for local cafes

FAQ

Is my child too old or young to participate?
No! Anyone with lived experience with a disability, mental illness, or dealing with anything else can participate, we've had people in previous in-person programs who from ages 10-18. Also, we encourage inclusivity so if your child's sibling or friend would like to participate along side them, they're most welcome.
Is there a deadline that the module must be completed by?
No! Cup and Carry can produce multible batches of cups. We understand some children may take longer to get through the module than others, and we also understand that some people might sign up right before a winner is chosen. So, if a winner is chosen whilst your'e still completing the module, that is ok. The final design will be put into the next run of cups. 
Is the program for a specific disability? How will it accomodate my child's needs?
We aim for inclusivity so we're up to the task of trying to make the content accessible for different peoples needs. The online module is designed to be completed with a parent or carer who preferably understands their child's needs. We've also set it up so you can take as long as you need to complete the module. 

One example we've addressed is for if someone has vision impairment or is blind. So instead of creating a piece of visual art for the cup, someone can record a poem or a short song. Then if the design is chosen as the winner, the visual component will be a QR code on the side of the cup for someone to scan and have an audio experience whilst having their coffee instead. 

Another example is for persons who have low mobility or other physical limitations and cannot physically do the art themselves. We think it's totally valid to have a parent or carer physically do the art at the direction of the artist. This is building important skills around autonomy and independence. You can still participate in art and be an artist without physically doing the art. 

What is the prize pack?
We have some cool stuff for the winner including

- a sleeve of their cups
- a professionally printed print of their art to hang up
- a tour of Cup and Carry to see their cups being made
- a $50 voucher for Art to Art so that they can continue designing things
- a special coffee cup token on their Nuro Hero profile


Don't worry if you don't win there will be more programs and opportunities. We want this to be a great educational experience too. The goal is to learn a new skill,  so we will also provide a Nuro Hero certificate to show what things you've learn't in the module. This will include tangible skills like drawing or taking an idea to a real piece of art. It will also include intangible skills like autonomy, creative thinking, and confidence building.
Join the wait list below
We're keeping spots limited as it's our first online program, so get in early to lock in a spot!

We believe in

01

Collaboration

By bringing together young people with disability and businesses together we start the conversation of ability. 

We want young people to see what impact they can have on the world. And businesses to to see what people with disability can do.

Collaboration brings together diverse ideas, experiences, and knowledge which leads to better outcomes.
Bringing people together
Breaking down negative and limiting attitudes
Open to suggestions
02

A Person- First Approach

A person-first approach builds confidence around our own ability.

Nuro Hero programs are all about the person participating and how cool they are. 

We celebrate disability and diversity and what that gives us, not how it limits us.
A focus on ability
Reducing stigma about disability 
Reducing stigma

03

Meaningful
Impact

Our programs to provide a platform for young people with disability to have meaningful impact in their communities. 

We ensure that the skills learnt in the programs can be applied to the real world through business partnerships of every module.
Learn both practical and capacity building skills
Partnerships with established businesses 
Prizes
04

Affordable
Options

Our programs are 100% coverable on an NDIS self managed plan.

However, we understand that not eveyone who wants to participate is covered and we believe education should be affordable, inclusive and empowering.

If you are not covered by the NDIS we offer scholarships to cover costs. Just email admin@nurohero.org
Coverable by NDIS on self-managed plan
Re-credit guarantee
Scholarships available

Why Nuro Hero is Important

1 billion+ people live with some form of disability, rates of community participation, employment, and education are very low.  

Negative and limiting attitudes about people with disability make this problem worse.

Nuro Hero provides affordable and a social focused approach to help solve this problem.
In developing countries 90% of children with disability do not attend school. Education is a human right and should not only be an option for those who can afford it.
Unemployment of people with disability is high in developing (80%-90%) and developed countries (50%-70%). People with disability are people, they want to contribute to the workforce, the economy, and society in meaningful ways.
The current education and employment system is a guessing game. Educators and employment agencies are guessing what skills an employer wants. We work closely with employers to ensure the skills we teach are actually useful.
There is a lack of programs that empower people with disability to contribute meaningfully to their communities. By partnering with businesses we can give a platform to enable this.
"Poverty reduces access to treatment and illness may disallow working abilities. Coupled with a childhood disability, a person may be faced with a life of poverty"
– Mary Katherine Crowley
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A Bit about Us

We are a Social Enterprise 
A social enterprise is an organisation that is driven to support a public or community cause. It is similar to a non-profit, however, rather than relying on donations a social enterprise tends to make income through the sale of good or services. The revenue made from sales is put towards their social cause.

Nuro Hero's mission is to change perceptions of disability to ability for young person's living with a disability in broader society. We aim to achieve this by breaking down barriers in education and employment.

Our current approach is engaging young people with disability with online learning that is linked to an existing business so that they can apply their skills in a real world context. 
We haven't been around long
NuroHero was founded in 2020 by students at the University of Adelaide. We entered in the University's E-challenge and won the Biogen sponsored $10k cash prize for an idea to use virtual reality (VR) as an accessible tool for doing employable activities, such as gardening. 

We ran a VR/gardening workshop, but very quickly worked out VR is not very financially accessible. With lived experience in the team, co design with parents and children, and the knowledge of statistics on disability and socio-economic status we pivoted to workshops, with some success and some limitations. Although workshops offer a lot of fun in the school holidays, we've learnt that not everybody can attend so we've decided develop an e-learning solution!
We'd love your support 
As a new social enterprise we are always looking for support in many different ways. This could be from financial, to volunteering, or just providing suggestion or advice. If you'd like to be involved, please email support@nurohero.org or fill out the contact form on the right hand side of the screen 🙂
Keen to support a good cause?
There are many ways you can support us including:

- Financing 
- Volunteering
- Just providing suggestions or advice
Creating genuine human connections
Interested in our first online program? 
Join the waitlist
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