My Disability Matters Club

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THE MY DISABILITY MATTERS CLUB

The FREE Social Network for the Disability Community
Wherever you are in the world and whatever your link to disability

Living with disability can be lonely and challenging

Are you a person living with disability?
Are you a family member or carer of someone with a disability?
Do you work in the disability services sector?

The My Disability Matters Club has been created just for you

We have thousands of members from across the globe and with a wide range of disabilities.
Including physical, sensory, autism, developmental and mental illness.
Of course you only share and talk about your disability if you choose.

We also have many members who do not have a disability.
Carers, family members and friends of people who live with disability, or work in the disability sector.

Join us today to find some new friends who understand your life and the challenges you face.

Find New Friends

Make new friends with people who understand you.

Some will live nearby and others will be on the other side of the world.

Find Support When You Need It

Share your experiences to help others and learn from the experiences of others. 

Ask questions about anything and get help when you need it.

Have a Chat

Be involved in lively discussions or have a friendly chat.

Sometimes it will be about big and important issues, and sometimes just for fun.

About My Disability Matters

Dale Reardon is the Founder of My Disability Matters

I am the founder of My Disability Matters. I want MDM to be your place to come to for information and advice on issues that are important to you. It is also a place to meet new people, make friends and have some fun.

I am 48 and have been blind since the age of 17. My seeing eye dog Charlie is 9 and is my fourth dog.

For a long time I have been involved in disability advocacy. I personally believe the disability community needs a place to gather for discussion around disability issues with a community willing to share information and experiences.

Dale Reardon and seeing eye dog Charlie

What you will find inside the MDM Club

There is something for everyone

Your Profile

  • Personalise your profile with a profile image and cover photo
  • Add in a few words about yourself
  • Make sections visible to everyone, your friends, or just you
  • Post updates to the whole community or just your friends

Join Groups

  • Join groups to find people with common interests
  • Find people from your country or region
  • Disability related groups as well as groups on any topic
  • Share experiences, photos, stories and more with members of each group
  • Create your own group to find people with a common passion

Save through MDM Rewards

  • Included with Friends of MDM Membership 
  • Access rewards and savings from hundreds of leading brands and products
  • Discounts included for groceries, fuel, clothing, electronics, sporting goods and for major department and variety stores (Australian retail stores only)

Participate in the Community

  • Read the activity of other members, comment and chat
  • Update your status to share what is happening in your life or a story you found online
  • Upload and share photos, videos and links
  • Moderation will protect you, however no topic related to disability or an ordinary life is off limits

MDM Club Members' Blog

  • Any member can submit a blog post for publication
  • A great opportunity to get started with writing and share your thoughts and experiences
  • Current issues, opinion pieces, advocacy and more
  • Hear from writers with disability

eBook Library

  • The eBook library is available to Friends of MDM Members only
  • Download all eBooks and eBooklets that interest you (PDF format)
  • New titles added every month
  • Self help, health, disability and more

We also offer a Friends of MDM Membership option
Get exciting extra benefits & support MDM

Click here to learn about Friends of MDM Membership
Try it for free today

What Our Members Say About The MDM Club

MDM Club members come from all walks of life and all over the world

You will find people who understand you inside the Club

Sam Dailey

A New Beginning

Hi, my name is Sam Dailey and I am a 29-year-old with Aspergers, in addition to bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.

I have found so much relief and confidence finding MDM and knowing I am understood even from only being a member for a few days. I have made a couple friends who are members and they could not be more validating and encouraging.

If you ever feel that you are missing this kind of support from people because of your disability, check this site out and become a member! You will love it.

Taya Nielsen

Loving this!

Living in an area housing few physically challenged people, MDM Club lets me feel a little less alone.

I’ve spent years talking only to doctors & physios about my issues. To hear others with similar issues – and solutions – makes me feel much less stressed.

To say ‘thank you’ seems an understatement.

Marit Egseth

I think it's a great community

I think its a great site as I love meeting all types of people from different countries.

We can exchange experience about how to deal with having a condition or simply talk about what happens in our life.

I have one regular email friend from MDM and I enjoy the groups discussion.

The My Disability Matters Respect Pledge

The MDM Club prioritises your safety

Bullies, trolls and scammers are not welcome
and will be removed from the Club

We, the owners and moderators of My Disability Matters, believe that no matter who you are, where you are from, or what you believe, you should be able to belong in the My Disability Matters Club community, and be treated with respect and tolerance.

By joining this community, and participating in any way, you commit to treat all fellow members of this community, regardless of race, religion, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age, with respect, tolerance, empathy and without judgment or bias.

Do you have a business?

Are your customers in the disability community?

The MDM Club Business Membership is for you if you wish to promote
your business (including charities and NFP) to the disability community.

Click here to read all about the MDM Club Business Membership

Frequently Asked Questions

The MDM Club is for you if...

You want to participate in the community and make friends

You need support and advice when facing problems

You want to be informed about disability issues

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You live with disability

Or perhaps you prefer to say you are disabled, or that you have a disability. Whatever your preference, this is the community created for you.

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You are a family member or carer

You are a parent, sibling, child, partner, friend or carer of a person who lives with disability. Whatever the relationship, this community is also for you.

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You have an interest in disability

You work in the disability services sector, or perhaps have an interest in disability issues for any number of reasons. You are most welcome in the MDM Club.

Join the MDM Club today - IT'S FREE

We look forward to meeting you inside

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