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April 2017  

WA Disability Support Awards 2017
29 April; Perth, WA
The WA Disability Support Awards recognise and reward excellence by people who provide support of the highest standard to increase the quality of life and inclusion for people with disability. The Awards showcase the disability sector as a place of innovation, a place for employment and a place to have a career.


May 2017 

Inclusion and Diversity in Sport Conference
1–2 May; Adelaide Oval, SA
Join us for the national Inclusion and Diversity in Sport Conference 2017 (Adelaide). Engage in a meaningful conversation and lead the change across Australia. Speakers include well known business and media personality Russel Howcroft (ABC’s Gruen), Dr Niki Vincent Commissioner for Equal Opportunity South Australia, Jason Ball Young Australian of the Year 2017 (VIC) & advocate for LGBTI equality in sport…and many more. 

65 Roses 
1-31 May; National
National fundraising campaign, 65 Roses raises awareness and essential funds to extend and improve the quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis.The 65 Roses story dates back to 1965 when a young boy pronounced cystic fibrosis as 65 Roses. Since then, 65 Roses has been synonymous with our cause and the rose has been adopted as the national symbol for CF.
7 May, 2–5pm; Adelaide Pavilion - Veale Gardens
Join us for an afternoon of indulgence.
Be greeted by the stunning surroundings and rolling parklands of the Veale Gardens on South Terrace, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and a delicate selection of treats to tempt your taste buds.
Awaken your senses and let yourself be pampered as you relax in the tranquil setting and enjoy the delights our sponsors, Nutrimetics and Fifth Avenue Jewellery, have on offer.
Treat Mum to something special for Mother’s Day. Join Orana at the Adelaide Pavilion for a High Tea to remember.

Disability at Work 2017

15-16 May; Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 
The Disability at Work conference will examine innovative ways to activate and engage people with disability along a continuum of employment opportunities.
Disability Industry ITC Solutions Expo
PKF Kennedy
May 16th 2017; 4pm-6pm; Level 12, 81 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA
The NDIS represents a period of unprecedented change in the way Disability Organisations do business. Organisations will need to increase efficiency around the way they provide invoices, claim money, record customer goals and roster staff. This expo will introduce organisations to some of the vendors who can help them plan their ITC solutions or provide those solutions. Join NDS and our hosts PKF Kennedy to explore different options which may help you to do business.

Held annually, the Australian network on Disability's Annual National Conference provides a unique opportunity for change makers and those responsible for creating access and inclusion for people with disability as employees, customers and stakeholders.
AGOSCI 13th Biennial Conference
17 20 May; The Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, VIC.
AGOSCI is interested in enhancing the participation of all people with complex communication needs. AGOSCI has established a reputation for inspiring conference delegates. Be challenged to think about your readiness to support, engage and involve people with complex communication needs in all aspects of life. The conference will set the standards for functional communication support. And conference delegates will learn what AACtion is needed to create a more welcoming society for people with communication support needs.

June 2017

Melbourne Multiple Sclerosis Walk + Fun Run
4 June; Melbourne, Vic
The Melbourne MS Walk and Fun Run sets off from Palms Lawn on the shores of Albert Park Lake.
Enjoy a scenic course with views of the Melbourne city skyline. 

Wheel Make a Challenge (Cerebral Palsy)
16 June; Brisbane, QLD
Join us for the 5th annual Wheel Make a Change! Brisbane executives are locked inside the Wheel of Brisbane to support Cerebral Palsy League and lend their voice to kids finding theirs through CPL-Choice, Passion, Life's Let's Talk program.

Motor Neurone Disease 10th Anniversary Super Ball
17 June; Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park, Vic
If you are interested in organising a fundraising event for MND Victoria,
please contact our Fundraising Manager,
phone: 03 9830 2122 or email: fundraising@mnd.asn.au

Multiple Sclerosis Brissie to the Bay bike ride
Sunday 18 June; Brisbane CBD, Qld
The diverse range of courses means riders from all walks of life and skill level are able to hop on their bike and make a difference for people living with multiple sclerosis.

World Scleroderma Day Fundraising Luncheon
24 June; The Grand Hotel in Richmond, Vic
The 3rd Annual World Scleroderma Day Fundraising Luncheon.


July 2017

Crazy Hair Day (Cystic Fibrosis)
Anytime; anywhere in Australia @ Schools
Crazy Hair Day is an annual fundraising event held in schools across Australia.
For a gold coin donation encourage your students and teachers to wear their craziest hair at school.


August 2017

Jeans for Genes (childhood disease)
4 August; National-wide

Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
7-13 August; National-wide

Hearing Awareness Week
21-25 August; National-wide


September 2017 

Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2017
7-9 September; International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, NSW
The conference provides a tremendous opportunity to bring together members of the international autism community from across Australia, this region and from around the world in this wonderful new venue. The Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders is the conference convenor for the Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) and the hosting organisation for APAC 17 is Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).