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Come along to an energising, socially inclusive, disability event at The Gov.
This sunday from 11.45 pm to 2.15 pm. No bookings required. Gold coin entry. Phone 0408 848 649
This is a significant week not only for people who live with an acquired brain injury and their families, but also for organisations like ours that work to support them.
Our launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week will kick off at 10am Monday 21st August 2017 at the John Halbert Room, Adelaide Oval where we will also be announcing the Brain Injury SA Awards for Service Excellence and Outstanding Achievement.
We have an inspiring morning planned with guest speaker Professor Jacinta Douglas, and most importantly, a panel of people with lived experience talking about their journey with acquired brain injury, facilitated by our Registered Psychologist Ed Weaver.
We would be thrilled if you could join us. Please advise your attendance to our office on 08 8217 7600, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or register online.
The "Driving Growth in Disability Housing" conference will bring together cross sector industry figures, to collectively share and develop practical strategies for disability housing growth. To register: email@example.com.
This year’s conference will showcase female leaders who are using their voices to be powerful and create change in their workplaces and communities. There will be keynote speakers, panel discussions, skills-building breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. The SHE Leads Conference is fully accessible and Auslan interpretation is provided. Cost: $210 to $315. Phone 8203 9400 or email Simone.Punshon@ywca.com.au
Support Australians living with a brain injury to avoid being sidelined!
Sidetember is an annual, national fundraising campaign encouraging Australians to step outside their comfort zone during the month of September to raise awareness and funds to support the over 700,000 people in Australia living with a brain injury. This is the first time the organisations have teamed up to run the Sidetember campaign.
Every day we live our lives on autopilot. Daily routines like getting dressed, texting, talking, walking, eating, socialiasing, are performed without thinking, or paying much attention.
But for people living with a brain injury, these simple things we take for granted often have to be re-learned - and they become triumphs when they are achieved.
This September, you will see how hard their lives actually are.
By participating in Sidetember, you will step into the shoes of someone living with a brain injury for a few moments every day. You will see what it’s like to walk on their side.
You’ll not only live your own more deliberate life, but you’ll be more compassionate and will help people with a brain injury reclaim their lives and get back into the community.
Please contact Ishtar Schneider (0422 944 023 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rachel McWhinnie (0490 778 725 or email@example.com) at Palin Communications (02 9412 2255) for more information.
This year's conference will examine the future of disability employment and the new DES program. The conference will be guided by four themes. These themes are choice and control, competition and contestability, employer engagement, and service quality. The conference working title is: the future is what we make it.
We would like you to be part of The Care Central Expo taking place on the Wednesday 6th September 2017 at the Sleeman Sports Centre, Old Cleveland Road, Chandler and invite you to come and join us as a visitor, or an organisation to become an exhibitor. Our collaborative partners Older People Speak Out will be joining us this year to bring you this Expo, combining service providers for People with a disability, Seniors and Carers. It is free to the public and provides the community with invaluable information and networking opportunities.
Download here Express of Int-expo ’17.
The Assistance Dogs Australia Super Pups have dog-napped Dogtober for their fundraising and awareness month – but they need your help to make it the best Dogtober ever!
The entire month is dedicated to celebrating your dog – in fact ALL dogs across the country. The pups want you to take fundraising into your own paws, organising doggy themed events or challenges to raise much needed funds and awareness for Assistance Dogs Australia.
To help you out the super pups got their wet noses together and thought of some really creative fundraising activities to dog-spire you!
Through October and November, Step UP! events bring people together to walk, socialise and enjoy FREE activities and entertainment, whilst raising public consciousness of diversity within the community. As Australia’s largest annual Down syndrome community event, Step UP! is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome possess many wonderful talents and qualities, but most importantly they want to live a meaningful and productive life like everyone else!
This poetry and creative writing competition is presented by mindshare, with the support of Living Arts, NEAMI Arts, Access2Arts and the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia. Entries are open to South Australians who have a lived experience of mental illness. All submissions must be the original work of the entrant and unpublished. Deadline for entries: Monday 28 August 2017. Phone 8212 8873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each winning entry will receive an award and a $50 Coles/Myer voucher and a winners plaque.
Winners will be announced at the Festival of Now on Friday 13 October 2017.
In 2017 Polio Australia will once again facilitate its 3 day Polio Health and Wellness Retreat for polio survivors and their partners, this time from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October at the SurfAir Conference & Events Centre Marcoola on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Designing and building for all
Topics will include, issues related to universal design in planning, the public domain, housing, tourist & recreation venues, and outdoor areas. Our aim is to make the universal design forum in Adelaide a creative and diverse meeting place for both speakers and participants. We want to encourage conversations about how to create more inclusive environments. This forum will provide a valuable exchange of ideas, research and solutions as well as establishing connections and networks for future innovation in universal design in Australia.
In this forum, experts in the built environment come together to share and expand their knowledge of universal design, and how we can utilise it to make homes and environments more useable, accessible, safer and convenient for everyone.
Recommended for public and private sector, local government, advocacy and the construction, architecture and design industries.
Adelaide Convention Centre 8.30am – 5pm
Hosted by Hon Kelly Vincent Dignity Party MLC
Supported by the City of Adelaide