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Do you have an event to promote?

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.

April 2020

14
Disability Insiders' NDIS for Advanced Users hosted by Disability Support Centre - Special Advanced
QLD | Disability Support Centre | Great Western Supercentre | 1028 Samford Rd | Keperra | 4054

Disability Insiders and Disability Support Centre are now proudly working together to bring free workshops to our local community. 

28
(TSV) Parent Workshop: Developing your child's communication
QLD | AEIOU Townsville Centre | 22 Ridley Rd | Kirwan | 4817

Designed to provide families with the evidence behind our program, as well as practical tips and strategies to use at home and in the community, this session is open to parents and caregivers of children enrolled in, or waitlisted for, AEIOU's service.

29
International Guide Dog Day – Guide Dogs Australia
International

Guide Dogs Australia in collaboration with its state-based organisations, deliver essential services to children, teenagers, and the elderly who are blind or have low vision in every State and Territory across Australia.

May 2020

06
The 7 Secrets to Inclusion and Engagement for Children with Disabilities
NSW | The Pinnacle | South Hurstville RSL Club | 72 Connells Point Rd | South Hurstville | 2221

If you have no formal special education training and want to understand the myriad of disabilities and conditions, then this is the workshop for you. You will walk away with lots of tips and strategies to better cater for children with disabilities.

15
2020 Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia Camp
Australia Wide

TSAA is a non-profit, self-funded, registered charity run by volunteers — consisting of people with TS, their families, health and education professionals and other interested and concerned people.

NSW camp has been postponed but other states will still go ahead

June 2020

05
MS Walk & Fun Run – Multiple Sclerosis Australia
Australia Wide

We are very excited to bring you the latest and greatest in the Fun Run experience, the MS Walk Run + Roll! In recognition of our wonderful MS Community who come and either Walk, Run or Roll on through our courses, we’ve decided it was time for us to re-brand and celebrate the diversity of our fantastic participants.

09
Supporting Young Disabled People's Mental Health
SA | Thebarton Community Centre | Corner of Ashwin Parade & South Road | Torrensville | 5031

4:30-6:30pm ACST
Mental health issues are not uncommon among young people with disabilities. And yet, when we encounter a disabled person experiencing poor mental health, our understanding and response is still limited by assumptions such as their disability is the root cause of the mental health issue rather than looking deeper.

16
Disability Insiders’ NDIS for Self-Managers - a support group
QLD | Disability Support Centre | Great Western Supercentre | 1028 Samford Rd | Keperra | 4054

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM AEST
Disability Insiders and Disability Support Centre are now proudly working together to bring free workshops to our local community.

21
MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Global Day – MND Australia
Australia Wide

The global day of recognition for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is held annually on 21 June and provides a chance to advocate and raise awareness for those living with the disease. MND is a group of diseases where the nerve cells, or neurones, fail to work properly.

23
South Sydney Nest Match Up
NSW | Campbelltown RSL | 1 Carberry Lane | Campbelltown | 2560

Nest is for people with disability looking for a home that meets their needs.

Nest makes it easy to search, choose and apply for housing that meets your needs, accessibility and support requirements and lifestyle choices.

With listings from disability housing providers, community and social housing providers, real estate agents and private landlords, Nest is the go-to website for people with disability looking for a home.

Register for free at the link below

July 2020

07
Western Sydney Nest Match Up
NSW | Panthers Penrith Rugby Leagues Club | 123 Mulgoa Road | Penrith | 2750

Nest is for people with disability looking for a home that meets their needs.

Nest makes it easy to search, choose and apply for housing that meets your needs, accessibility and support requirements and lifestyle choices.

With listings from disability housing providers, community and social housing providers, real estate agents and private landlords, Nest is the go-to website for people with disability looking for a home.

Register for free at the link below

16
Disability Access and the Built Environment Sydney
NSW | RICS | Sydney

This session is aimed at property and construction professionals who must understand the legal and compliance rules around disability and the built environment.

24
Dept of Human Services: Disability Support Pension - Information Session
NT | Spillett House | 65 Smith Street | Darwin | 0810

10:30 am – 11:30 am ACST
Join the friendly Multicultural Services team from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support) for a short and informative session on the Disability Support Pension.

27
Crazy Hair Day – Cystic Fibrosis NSW
NSW

Crazy Hair Day is open to any educational institution, including day care centres, preschools, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. More then 350 crazy schools and day care centres participated in last year's Crazy Hair Day fundraiser, and this year is set to be crazier then ever!

August 2020

04
Newcastle Nest Match Up
NSW | Central Leagues Club | 8 Bula Street | Charlestown | 2290

Nest is for people with disability looking for a home that meets their needs.

Nest makes it easy to search, choose and apply for housing that meets your needs, accessibility and support requirements and lifestyle choices.

With listings from disability housing providers, community and social housing providers, real estate agents and private landlords, Nest is the go-to website for people with disability looking for a home.

Register for free at the link below

07
Jeans for Genes Day – Children’s Medical Research Institute
Australia Wide

This national event supports Children's Medical Research Institute and helps find cures for children's genetic diseases.Volunteers  across the country sell merchandise, collect donations and spread the word about  Jeans for Genes on the day.

12
Disability Awareness & Equity Training Workshop
NSW | The Arts Exchange | Ground Floor | 10 Hickson Road | Dawes Point | 2000

Our Disability Awareness and Equity Training workshops are all about helping you and your team improve how you connect with and support people with disability or who are Deaf.

19
Central Coast Nest Match Up
NSW | Gosford RSL Club | 26 Central Coast Highway | West Gosford | 2250

Nest is for people with disability looking for a home that meets their needs.

Nest makes it easy to search, choose and apply for housing that meets your needs, accessibility and support requirements and lifestyle choices.

With listings from disability housing providers, community and social housing providers, real estate agents and private landlords, Nest is the go-to website for people with disability looking for a home.

Register for free at the link below

September 2020

01
National Stroke Week – National Stroke Foundation
Australia Wide

Stroke Week 2019 was all about celebrating everyday Aussies who can save a life just by knowing the F.A.S.T. signs of stroke. We were thrilled to see so many of you embrace the campaign and raise awareness.

01
Sunshine Coast Nest Match Up
QLD | Maroochy Surf Club | 36 Alexandra Parade | Maroochydore | 4558

Nest is for people with disability looking for a home that meets their needs.

Nest makes it easy to search, choose and apply for housing that meets your needs, accessibility and support requirements and lifestyle choices.

With listings from disability housing providers, community and social housing providers, real estate agents and private landlords, Nest is the go-to website for people with disability looking for a home.

Register for free at the link below

02
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week – Independence Australia
Australia Wide

This national week is an initiative of the Australian Spinal Injury Alliance, which represents eight of the country’s largest spinal cord injury support organisations including SCIA.

23
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) - Workshop for PBS Practitioners (SA) 2020
SA | Flinders University | City Campus | 182 Victoria Square | Adelaide | 5000

It is pitched at PBS practitioners, team leaders, and allied health practitioners.This training is focussed on people working in disability, and is relevant to many disability types such as autism (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), and acquired brain injury (ABI).

October 2020

04
National Amputee Awareness Week – Amputee Association of NSW
NSW

National Amputee Awareness Week (4-11 October) aims to build community knowledge of limb loss, minimise the stigma that amputees can face, encourage good quality of life outcomes, and educate the community about the high number of amputations in the hope they better manage their healthcare.

06
World Cerebral Palsy Day
Australia Wide

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with Cerebral Palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 75 countries. Our vision is to ensure that children and adults with Cerebral Palsy (CP) have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society. It is only together, that we can make that happen.

06
Melbourne Nest Match Up
VIC | Club Italia Sporting Club Inc | 128-152 Furlong Road | St Albans | 3021

Nest is for people with disability looking for a home that meets their needs.

Nest makes it easy to search, choose and apply for housing that meets your needs, accessibility and support requirements and lifestyle choices.

With listings from disability housing providers, community and social housing providers, real estate agents and private landlords, Nest is the go-to website for people with disability looking for a home.

Register for free at the link below

08
World Sight Day – Vision 2020 Australia
Australia Wide

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment, and is held on the second Thursday in October each year.

12
International Arthritis Day – Arthritis Victoria
VIC

World Arthritis Day (WAD) is a global awareness-raising day. EULAR participates by promoting activities and material through the EULAR Campaign Don’t Delay Connect Today and invites the RMD community to share these widely.

12
Disability at Work
QLD | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre | Glenelg St | South Brisbane | 4101

National Disability Services is pleased to announce that the Disability at Work conference 2020 will incorporate the Workability International conference. It will take place on 12-13 October 2020 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

15
White Cane Day – Vision Australia
Australia Wide

Today, Sunday, 15 October, is International White Cane Day and Vision Australia is this year celebrating all that white canes support people who are blind or have low vision to do.

15
National Week of Deaf People – Deaf Australia
Australia Wide

The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) is a weeklong national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Deaf Australian community. 

It is an opportunity for Deaf people to:

  • Celebrate their community, language, culture and history
  • Make the public aware of their local, state and national Deaf communities
  • Recognise the Deaf community's achievements
15
Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Networking Breakfast 2020
SA | Royal Banquet Room | Adelaide Showgrounds | Goodwood Road | Wayville | 5034

Catalyst Foundation is extending a warm and open invitation to members of the public to join sponsors, exhibitors and our guest speakers at the Good Morning Adelaide Breakfast, which kickstarts the Disability Ageing and Lifestyle Expo.

23
Loud Shirt Day
Australia Wide

You’re invited to make noise and get LOUD for kids who are deaf or hard of hearing. It couldn’t be easier to show your support, all you need to start is a LOUD shirt!

30
Great Strides Day – Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Australia Wide

Great Strides is a series of fun run/walks which raise much needed proceeds and awareness for those living with Cystic Fibrosis.

November 2020

20
Assistance Dogs Awareness Week – Assistance Dogs Australia
Australia Wide

Each year, Australia goes to the dogs to celebrate the work of Assistance Dogs Australia, during their Awareness Week, usually held during the last week of November.
Assistance Dogs Australia Week was created to raise awareness for what this organisation does, the people they help and how they make a huge difference to the lives of people with disabilities, offering them more freedom and independence thanks to a canine helper.

December 2020

03
International Day of People with Disability 2020 with TFTF
VIC | Level 5 Conference Centre | 121 Exhibition Street | Melbourne | 3000

8:30 am – 11:00 am AEDT
International Day of People With Disability (IDPWD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

03
UN International Day of People with Disability – IDPwD
Australia Wide

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

07
CEO’s Meeting 2020 Melbourne
VIC | Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre | 1 Convention Centre Pl | South Wharf | 3006

National Disability Services is pleased to announce that the CEOs' Meeting 2020 will take place on 7 and 8 December at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

February 2021

26
2020 Autism Conference Series
SA | Adelaide Oval | War Memorial Drive | North Adelaide | 5006

Autism SA is thrilled to be welcoming Dr Stephen Shore to present the 2020 Autism Conference Series at Adelaide Oval on Friday 29 May 2020!