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Link Magazine’s weekly e-newsletter, What's News in Disability, is sent to over 4500 subscribers each week. If you have an event you would like to tell people about, simply email your event details to whatson@linkonline.com.au.

May 2019

14
Zest for Life Saturdays
NSW

Zest are offering a huge variety of fun weekend activities coming up over this May and June, including trips to the Australian Museum, bowling, Luna Park and golf. Register your interest at: https://zestcare.net.au/

24
Tumbalong Lights – Inclusive PlaySPACE
NSW, Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Lights celebrates the art of play, the basic human right of inclusion and the joy of discovery in honour of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Installations and activations have been produced using the principles of ‘universal design’ so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy a trip to outer space.

27
Create & Maintain Your Community – Community & YOU working together
VIC, Ebdale Community Hub & Learning Centre, 20 Ebdale Street, Frankston 3199

Lets get back to re-creating Communities and breaking isolation!

27
Disability Arts: the last avant-garde?
NSW, 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern 2016

This session will explore emerging trends in arts and disability practice, the future that arts practitioners with disability want to see and the impact of ongoing consultations and targeted initiatives.

28
VMCH Community Consultation Sessions – Accommodation Design Improvement
VIC, Nets Stadium (Ground Floor), 2 Somers Avenue, Macleod 3085

How can VMCH improve design and delivery of accommodation, with and without support, for people with disability, to meet the expectations of clients and residents?

28
Disability Housing Forum
SA, Goodwood Community Centre, 32 Rosa Street, Goodwood 5034

Access 2 Place is hosting a forum for people with disability and their families to meet and discuss future choices for safe, affordable and accessible housing options.

29
Northern Sydney Disability Expo
NSW, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW

The Northern Sydney Disability Expo is for parents, teachers, supporters, students, advocates and many more.

29
The NDIS and Women with Disabilities – Inner North
VIC, Moreland City Council (Coburg), Concert Hall East, 90 Bell Street, Coburg 3058

Women with Disabilities Victoria is running a half-day forum on the NDIS at Moreland City Council in Coburg where you can learn more about the NDIS, and share what women sensitive services mean to you. 

31
Neurodiversity & Employment Symposium
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, 578 Royal Esplanade, Manly

Thriving Now is hosting its inaugural Neurodiversity and Employment Symposium, promoting a positive and productive focus on the strengths that neurodiverse individuals can offer the workplace.

The goal of this symposium is to inform, enlighten and educate attendees from a variety of perspectives. Those of neurodiverse individuals with lived experience of navigating the employment realm, to professional insights and research-based evidence on the benefits of employing and supporting neurodivergent thinkers in the workplace.

31
Psychosocial Disability and the NDIS – Waroona
WA, Waroona Community Resource Centre, Meeting Room 1, 10 Henning Street, Waroona 6215

This information session is intended to assist participants, family and community to understand access to the NDIS for Psychosocial support needs.

June 2019

06
Defensible Documentation for employees of the disability sector
SA, Berri Hotel, Riverview Drive, Berri

This course will introduce you to defensible documentation and give you the skills to ensure your documentation always protects you.

07
Gold Coast Disability Expo
The Gold Coast Event Centre, Corner of Jim Griffiths Way & Racecourse Drive, Bundall QLD 4217

7th & 8th June - 2019

The Gold Coast Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Expo on the 2019 Gold Coast City Calendar. The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been available since July 1, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Hinterland and extended regions of Queensland. This means thousands of residents with a disability from these regions will gain greater control over their lives. 

07
Driving Disability Employment: A free seminar co-hosted by Curtin University and JobAccess
WA, Curtin University Bentley Campus, Building 200A, Bankwest Lecture Theatre and Brodie-Hall Atrium

This interactive session will include presentations, panel disussions and opportunities for networking.

12
Positive Behaviour Support
SA, Flinders University, City Campus, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide 5000

This training is focussed on people working in disability and is relevant to many disability types including autism, intellectual disability, and acquired brain injury.

12
Insight into Refugee Experiences Within the Housing Sector – Dandenong
VIC, Punthill Apartment Hotel, 157-173 Lonsdale St, Dandenong 3175

This dynamic one-day workshop for professionals will help develop an understanding of housing vulnerability and the impact on women, children, older people and people with disabilities.

12
Sydney Film Festival - Screenability
Sydney, NSW

The 66th Sydney Film Festival has announced the return of Screenability, an exciting platform for screen practitioners with disability, in partnership with Create NSW. 

Curated by Guest Programmer Sofya Gollan, Create NSW Screen Investment Manager, seven cutting edge works by filmmakers with disability will be showcased: documentaries Vision Portraits, My Name is Daniel, and Sandgirl, and New Zealand short film A Matter of Time, as well as three Australian short films selected as part of the Screenability Filmmakers Fund from Create NSW: Deluge, Magnetic, and Prone to the Drone. 

Filmmakers from the Screenability program will be joined by Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte (Standing Up for Sunny, screening as part of Special Presentations in the State), for a Meet the Filmmakers talk along Guest Programmer Sofya Gollan at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter (Saturday 15 June, 4:00pm), discussing the importance of authentic representation in film.

20
Disability at Work 2019
Hilton Hotel, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Our two-day national conference will examine innovative ways to inspire and engage people with disability in employment opportunities. It is aimed at employment service providers (open, supported and social enterprises) and professionals interested in the design and promotion of a broad range of employment opportunities for people with disability.

20
Central Coast Future Choices Expo For Students With Disability
Mingara Recreation Club, 12-14 Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi, NSW

Everything students, families-carers, schools, services and providers need to know about moving to life after school or other study with disability…. education, employment, apprenticeships/traineeships, community connections, advocacy, disability services, support services, technology and more!

20
Organising My NDIS Supports
Australia

Organising my NDIS supports will be a FREE 1 hour webinar presented by Plan Partners and MyCareSpace.

Presented by our Head of Support Coordination, Andrea, and disability advocate and NDIS participant, Nicole, we hope for this to be an opportunity for participants to get all their tricky questions answered and gain some handy insights.

22
Disability Expo
NSW, Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney

The Disability Expo is a free event that brings together a range of disability services in one location, including: NDIS registered providers, government agencies and community organisations.

26
i-CREATe 2019
ACT, National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra

DATE: 26th - 29th

Into its 13th year, i-CREATe continues to provide an International platform of conference, Global Student Innovation Challenge, and exhibition featuring innovative technology, equipment, applications, techniques and materials applied in the field of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology. 

26
Disability Confident Training
NSW, Business Lounge, West Wing, L6, UNSW Business School, Kensington 2052

Workplace Diversity has organised a Disability Confident Training at the UNSW Kensington campus to provide all staff with a solid foundation of knowledge to be disability aware in the workplace.

29
Intellectual Disability – Hobart
TAS, Anglicare Tasmania Inc., 159 Collins Street, Hobart 7000

This is a two-hour session which will cover topics such as assessment of intellectual disability, definition of intellectual disabilities, communication, causes, and discussion of particular issues relevant to you.

July 2019

04
Disability and Dementia
ACT, Dementia Australia Kaleen, 159 Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen

This workshop helps you to identify dementia related changes in people who have an existing intellectual disability and build on processes to support your clients through the changing nature of dementia.

15
Introduction to Disability Employment Services
WA, Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton 6148

Essential Personnel will provide advice and information regarding Disability Employment Services, what is available, and eligibility criteria for the program, to allow people within the community to make informed decisions regarding assistance available to them when seeking support or employment.

August 2019

13
NDIS Disability Three Part Program
VIC, Carers Victoria, 37 Albert Street, Footscray 3011

Carers Victoria has designed a three part program to help you to understand the NDIS process and to get ready for the NDIS planning conversation.

13
NDIS Disability Three Part Program
VIC, Carers Victoria, 37 Albert Street, Footscray 3011

Carers Victoria has designed a three part program to help you to understand the NDIS process and to get ready for the NDIS planning conversation.

22
Building Accessibility: Rooming Houses (Class 1b Buildings)
The Laneway Boardroom, Ground Floor, Waterman Business Centre, 44 Lakeview Drive, Scoresby, Victoria

10:45am – 12:10pm

This one hour talk discusses the disability access requirements for Class 1b buildings, including rooming houses, boarding houses, bed & breakfasts, small student accommodation buildings and holiday cabins.

In 2011, building and disability legislation changed to require most Class 1b buildings to include accessible features for people with disability. 

This workshop discusses these requirements and aims to help landlords and small businesses operating rooming houses, B&Bs, student accommodation etc., to understand their obligations.

It is limited to 17 people only.

29
SoSAFE! User Training – Canberra
Youth Coalition of the ACT

SoSAFE! is a set of visual and conceptual tools designed to promote social safety for people with an Intellectual Disability (moderate to severe range) and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

SoSAFE! tools encourage social safety through the provision of a simplified and rule-governed model of social reality that teaches the type and degree of verbal and physical intimacy appropriate with different categories of people.

September 2019

02
Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
VIC, NAB The Hall, Level 3, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands 3008

The work of Victorian disability advocacy organisations is increasingly being consumed by issues related to national systems such as the NDIS and Centrelink. 

05
Disability Expo Sunshine Coast
Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina QLD 4575

This is truly a unique event aimed at bringing the disability community together to celebrate life, age, empower, learn, share and experience the latest technologies. Along with ample exhibits, attendees will be able to attend a variety of FREE workshops.

07
Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
VIC, NAB The Hall, Level 3, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

The work of Victorian disability advocacy organisations is increasingly being consumed by issues related to national systems such as the NDIS and Centrelink.

13
Sydney Seniors and Disability Expo
NSW, Sydney Olympic Park

The Seniors and Disability Expo will link thousands of seniors and people with disability with hundreds of product and service providers as well as leisure, lifestyle and technology options for all.

October 2019

04
Care Expo
QLD, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

After the success of the inaugural event in 2018, the Care Expo will once again provide an opportunity to discover and connect with providers from aged care, disability and in-home support through to education, mobility, mental health, social, recreational services and more.

18
Regional Disability Expo - Toowoomba
Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights, QLD, 4350

This is truly a unique event aimed at bringing the disability community together to celebrate life, age, empower, learn, share and experience the latest technologies. Along with ample exhibits, attendees will be able to attend a variety of FREE workshops. (more information about types of workshops and timings to come).

November 2019

01
Brisbane Disability Expo
QLD, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD

The Brisbane Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated all ages, all abilities disability specific Expo on the 2019 Brisbane Calendar.

06
Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) Conference
SA, Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

DATE: 6-8 November

The Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together research, policy and practice to improve the lives and services for people with a disability.

22
Melbourne Seniors & Disability Expo
VIC, Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Seniors and People with Disability are embracing My Future, My Choice as a way to control how they want to live their lives now and plan for the future.