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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.

August 2020

01
RED Workshops
SA | 12-16 Hindmarsh Ave | Welland

RED Workshops are for people with disabilities and their families, friends, and support workers, who want to explore self employment as a viable development route for them. Organised around enterprise tables, we use a mixture of games and role play to help you turn an idea or hobby into a viable business plan. You may even win a prize to help start your business. And if you don’t yet have an enterprise idea we have a range for you to choose from.

Runs July through August, booking details at the link provided. 

01
Give a Care
Online

Many people living with a disability already endure social isolation, but this has been further heightened now that everyone must practise social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.

This is a difficult time for all, but it presents an opportunity for us to be creative, to look at new ways in which we can interact with others, meet new people and have fun.

Connecting Couches @ Give a Care will deliver a range of online activities via Zoom to provide people of all abilities with the opportunity to try out new hobbies from the comfort of their own home.

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.

11
Adelaide, SA New SDA Apartments - Information Session
Online

You are invited to attend an information session about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). You will find out what it is, how it works and learn about Summer Housing’s SDA apartments in Adelaide, South Australia.

12
What is SDA? - Tenancy Matching Service Information Session
Online

Summer Foundation and People with Disability Australia have teamed up to bring you all the information about accessing SDA Funding. Are you hearing a lot of information about Specialist Disability Accommodation or SDA but don’t quite understand what it all means?

12
Learning Lab: Disability Access and Inclusion Training
VIC

Build on your understanding of accessibility and inclusion of people with disability

13
Specialist Disability Accommodation Webinar
Online

Join CPSN, Guardian Living and AbleLink in this FREE information webinar to learn more about Specialist Disability Accommodation.

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
Brisbane Nest Match up
QLD

We're taking Nest on the road to give disability housing providers and people with disability (plus their carers and support network) the chance to meet in person and chat about what's available and what they need and want in a home.

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.

03
Sunshine Coast Nest Match Up
QLD

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
Online NDIS Informal Peer Support
Online

Mission Australia NDIS Cairns Region is conducting informal monthly peer support activities for participants, people with disability, carers

08
Western Sydney Nest Match Up
NSW

We're taking Nest on the road to give disability housing providers and people with disability (plus their carers and support network) the chance to meet in person and chat about what's available and what they need and want in a home.

10
2020 AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Awards Online Exhibition
Online

Showcasing hundreds of entries from Queensland artists and community art groups, keep an eye on our website, social media and upcoming newsletters for updates on this exciting exhibition.

10
South Sydney Nest Match Up
NSW

We're taking Nest on the road to give disability housing providers and people with disability (plus their carers and support network) the chance to meet in person and chat about what's available and what they need and want in a home.

15
Meeting Place Forum
Online | Australia Wide

Save the date for Australia’s national forum on arts, culture and disability 

Australia’s leading national forum on arts, culture and disability, Meeting Place, will be held online for the first time on 15-16 September 2020. 

24
Perth Match Up
WA

We're taking Nest on the road to give disability housing providers and people with disability (plus their carers and support network) the chance to meet in person and chat about what's available and what they need and want in a home.

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

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
Online | QLD

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
Australia Wide

The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how those with blindness and vision loss can live and work independently while giving back to their communities.

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

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!

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

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
Online

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

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!