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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.

December 2017

Come 'n' Try Wheelchair Basketball
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, 207 to 235 Hampstead Road Northfield SA

Disability Recreation and Sports SA (DRSSA) is looking for interested men under 23 and women under 25 to come and try wheelchair basketball, as part of  the lead-up to the Kevin Coombs Cup being held in Geelong next year. No experience needed. Wheelchairs provided. Deadline for registration: Friday 15 December 2017. Email jacob@drssa.org.au 

Holiday Club for Kids with Disability
Sylvanvale Head Office 2 Mikarie Pl, Kirrawee NSW

Our fantastic program is for children with disability, aged 5 to 18 years,
and offers an exciting program of activities and excursions that are fun and age appropriate.
The club operates every weekday of the school holidays from 8:30am to 6pm, excluding public holidays.
People can register their interest by calling 1300 244 577

January 2018

NDIS: The Basics for 0 to 8 years old
Plumtree Yabsley Avenue Jarvie Park Marrickville, NSW

Wondering what the NDIS is all about? What does it mean for your young child?
The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. The ECEI approach helps children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life. Although this workshop is designed for children aged 0 to 6 years old, the majority of information will also be suitable for slighlty older children (6-8 years old).

The scheme has been rolling out across the Sydney Inner West and South East areas since July 2017.
In this introductory workshop you will:
- Learn the basic about the NDIS and how it works;
- Learn about the ECEI approach;
- Understand the eligibility entry;
-What the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) might or might not fund.
This workshop focuses on the NDIS for 0-8 year olds

Childcare not available on this occasion. Please do not bring your child/children.

Emerging Leaders Program for the Not-for-Profit Sector
Sydney (Governance Institute of Australia, 10/5 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000)

AcademyGlobal (AG) in conjunction with leading academics from the University of Technology, Sydney invite high potential future leaders to apply for a half-scholarship position on The Emerging Leaders Program for the NFP Sector.
The program comprises a 5-day intensive course of study with a formal mid-week dinner, and we are delighted to announce that Susan Pascoe AM, head of the newly formed Community Directors Council, will be joining us as our guest speaker.

February 2018

The Masquerade Ball
2 Le Montage 38 Frazer Street, Lilyfield NSW

Join us for a mystical evening of fun, great music and fine dining – and help make the world a better place for children.
Here at the Masked Ball, we believe that making the world a better place begins with taking care of children. Children are our future, and they all deserve the opportunity to grow into healthy, educated and empowered adults. We can help make this dream a reality by holding events like the Masked Ball to raise much-needed funds for the great work being done by Save the Children.
Your kind and generous gift ensures we can positively impact children in need, both now and in the future.
This is set to be a memorable night, featuring celebrity host/comedian, James Mathison.
Upon arrival at the Luxury Waterfront Oasis, guests will be guided for pre-dinner drinks on the terrace with expansive views of the water, followed by a 3-course dinner including a select range of drinks. There’ll also be live auctions with some spectacular prizes. The fabulous High Rollers Big Band are certain to have you dancing through to midnight.
We look forward to having you join us for this very special night!
Black Tie Formal – masks are mandatory!!
Admission: $195.00 per person – VIP $220 per person

Training – capacity-building after Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Flinders University, City Campus, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA

Led by experts in the field of ABI in Australia and the USA, the training will inspire, challenge and engage you in your ongoing work or informal support provided to people living with brain injury. Who should attend: professionals working in the area of brain injury, people with brain injury and family members. Cost:  $385 to $1,320. Supported by Flinders University and Brain Injury South Australia. See: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=317599

Delivering Quality in the NDIS
Sydney Boulevard Hotel NSW
Surviving and thriving in the NDIS is intrinsically linked with the ability to understand and deliver quality to the consumer. With the early 2018 establishment of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission drawing attention to the policy side, successful organizations are proactively and critically looking further into their understanding, measurement and delivery of quality.
The Delivering Quality in the NDIS Conference will address the following tough questions:
  • What does quality actually look like to the consumer?
  • How do we measure the impact of what we are delivering?
  • Do we understand the true unit cost of delivering quality - are our models financially sustainable?
  • How do we develop a model to focus on our strengths?
  • Can we differentiate the quality of our services via our marketing and communications?
  • What actions can we take right now to improve the quality of our service?

March 2018

National Disability Services Queensland Conference 2018 – Brisbane
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD

The aim of the conference, Finding the Way Forward, will be to inform, provoke and inspire.

With a rich diversity of speakers, delegates and exhibitors, this conference will position the NDS to drive business excellence across the disability sector.

FIA Annual Fundraising Conference
Sydney (International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, Daring Harbour)

Join us on the donor journey!
If you want to engage and retain your donors and build relationships for the long term, then attend the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) Conference 2018.
Save $400. Register before 15 December for great early bird discounts on your conference ticket.

This year’s conference theme is about fundraising that forges lasting connections with donors. It’s 2018’s best opportunity to hear inspiring speakers from home and overseas, pick up on sector trends, learn from the experiences of your peers and take part in networking opportunities; in short, everything designed to take your fundraising further.
Packed tightly into 2.5 days and featuring six comprehensive tracks, FIA Conference 2018 is where you will get the skills, techniques and ideas you need to foster better donor relationships and drive your fundraising programs and your fundraising career to a new level. Tracks this year are Strategy & Leadership, Securing the Gift, The Toolbox, Trends & Innovation, Digital & Events and Direct Marketing. There will be 80+ local and international speakers sharing their knowledge and experience, including Barbara Newhouse and Doug Dillon from the USA and Jack Sim from Singapore. You can pick from 60+ sessions, nine masterclasses and some great social events.
Great rates are available for FIA members and groups over five, and a Conference & Gala Dinner package will save you another $76 on your dinner ticket.
This year it’s all about relationships so take advantage of the learning opportunities available at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest conference for the fundraising sector – find out more and register today!