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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.

September 2019

Professional Learning: Transition Planning for Students with Disability
NSW, UNSW Australia – Room 119, Level 1 John Goodsell Building, High Street, Kensington, Sydney 20

This all-day seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of: the nexus between individual education plan goals and objectives and individual transition plans; the skills to create individual transition plans with the input from students, their families, and other services; and an understanding of transition assessments that can inform plans.

Workshop: Culturally responsive disability support in the context of NDIS
NSW, Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Sydney Kensington campus 2052

This workshop is an opportunity to find out how to co-design culturally responsive disability support and how your ideas could contribute to improving other services.

Toilet Training for Children with Disability or Developmental Delay
NSW, Plumtree, Yabsley Avenue, Marrickville

Developing independence with using the toilet is a milestone for children which involves a range of motor, language and thinking skills. This workshop is an introduction to toilet training and an initial problem-solving session for families who are preparing to begin toilet training.

Open Your Eyes – Disability Awareness and Equality Workshop
VIC, Studio 2 (Ground Floor Theatre Building 879), Victorian College of the Arts, St Kilda Road, Sou

How can we make our performances and rehearsals more accessible and inclusive?

Open Your Eyes is a comprehensive introduction to disability equality. Our innovative and interactive workshop will equip you with the tools to engage confidently with people with disability; to create environments of equality and authentic representation.

October 2019

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.

Intro to Disability Support Pension
VIC, WIRE, 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Community Lawyer Elizabeth Divers from Social Security Rights Victoria will provide important information about the Disability Support Pension, from the initial application to navigating the appeals process.

Sexuality and People with an Intellectual Disability with Lud Allen
WA, Bendat Community Centre, 26 Dodd Street, Wembley

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in providing positive support to people with an intellectual disability about sex, sexuality and relationships.

Disability and Palliative Care
VIC, Centre for Participation, 39 Urquhart Street, Horsham VIC 3400

This study day will focus on the interaction between palliative care and disability care settings.

Grampians Regional Disability and Palliative Care
VIC, Centre for Participation, 39 Urquhart Street, Horsham

This study day will focus on the interaction between palliative care and disability care settings.

Community Consultation for Older Women with Disability Living in Cobram
VIC, Cobram Community House, 43 Punt Road, Cobram VIC

Are you from Cobram or surrounding areas? Do you identify as a woman with disability? Are you aged between 50 and 65?

Microenterprise Development Workshop – for those living with a disability
VIC, Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Road, Mornington, VIC, 3931

‘Your Business, Your Way’ provides a holistic approach to the exploration, development and support structures needed for a person living with a disability to operate their own microenterprise.

Workforce – Create an Inclusive and Accessible Workplace Culture
VIC, Geelong City Hall, 30 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, 3228

Workforce – Practical low cost steps to help your business create an inclusive and accessible workplace culture. This session is designed for business owners, leaders, HR professionals and recruitment staff.

Kids and Youth Disability Expo
SA, Priceline Stadium (Netball SA), 155 Railway Terrace, Mile End South

Featuring a wide range of service providers both registered under the NDIS and non-registered providers the Expo will offer the chance for Exhibitors to chat face to face with parents about the services they can provide, allowing individuals and families to become more informed on the choices available to them.

Bonse: BBQ and Basketball – Breaking stigma on disability in our community
WA, Stirling Leisure Centres, Mirrabooka, 38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka

We've partnered with Rebound WA to bring you our second edition of Bonse (meaning everyone in Bemba) a day aimed at breaking stigma on dissability in our community. Bonse will begin with a game of wheelchair basketball run by Rebound WA with 24 participants from our community- spectators are welcome.

Coaching Those with a Disability
NT, NTIS Conference Room, 4 Abala Road, Marrara NT 0812

Coaching Those with a Disability: making your program and your sport more welcoming for those with different levels of ability

Program for Students with a Disability – Nominee Training
VIC, Neville Rohan Centre, Mount Erin Secondary College, Robinsons Road, Frankston South

DET Nominee training is designed for those who already have a current working knowledge of the Program for Students with Disabilities.

Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Networking Breakfast 2019
SA, Royal Banquet Room (Adelaide Showground), Goodwood Road, Wayville 5034

For the very first time the Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo 2019 is hosting a networking breakfast that will take place before the Expo to kick start the day, to which all sponsors, exhibitors and other stakeholders are invited!

Loud Shirt Day

Loud Shirt Day is an annual event where Australians whip out their quirky clothing and show off their loudest looks to raise funds for The Shepherd Centre – a leading children’s charity giving Aussie kids who are hearing impaired the gift of speech and sound.

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).

Connections: Disability Awareness & Inclusion Workshop (Malvern)
SA, Malvern Uniting Church, 44 Malborough St, Malvern

As one in five Australians have a disability, and more than half of people aged 55 years and over have difficulties with mobility, sight or hearing, would your church like to be more inclusive of people with disabilty and their carers?

Claiming Disability Support Pension & Carers Payment
NSW, Teachers Federation House, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills 2010

This session focuses on the eligibility criteria for DSP and CP, the evidence required, and what to do if the claim is rejected.

Program for Students with a Disability – Initial Training
VIC, Jean Russell Centre, Sir Gustav Nossal Boulevard off Clyde Road, Berwick

PSD Initial Training (previously referred to as Beginners training) is aimed at school based staff who are unfamiliar with or need a refresher for the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) application process and inclusion resources.

QLD, Mercure Hotel, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane City 4000

FashionAble is an all-inclusive fashion event that showcases the latest spring collection over a high tea. It includes brands such as, Carla Zampatti, Ruby Yaya, Soul & Rhapsody, Wil Valor, all modelled by a diverse group, including people with disability.

7th National Brain Injury Conference
VIC, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Brain Injury Australia’s annual Conference has become one of the premier learning and development events on the disability calendar – driving improvements in services and supports for people living with a brain injury, their families and carers.

Coaching Those with a Disability
NT, NTIS Conference Room, 4 Abala Road, Marrara 0812

28-29 October

Coaching Those with a Disability: making your program and your sport more welcoming for those with different levels of ability

November 2019

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.

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.

Is There a Better Way?
VIC, Daintree Room, Launchpad, 130 Cremorne St, Richmond

21 - 22 November

Is there a better way?  is a human rights and quality of life approach to understanding and responding to behaviour which is respectful of the expertise.

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.

Orana Gala Ball – An Evening Under the Stars
SA, Historical Ayers House, Adelaide

‘An Evening Under the Stars’ will be a glamorous event that will bring together people with disability (ages over 15 years) and the wider community in celebration, to meet and share in the experience of an evening under the stars. The evening will be in support of International Day of People with Disability, celebrating the contribution and lives of people with disability as well as an inclusive community where all people feel welcomed and valued. The gala event will be held under a marquee on the lawns of Ayers House and will include a delicious three course meal, drinks, entertainment and dancing. Guests will also be treated to a special performance by Dance Down, showcasing the wonderful talents of this local disability dance group.

Sam I Am
NSW, East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

A one-man show exploring the self-discovery of a Queer, hard of hearing/Deaf man being a part of two worlds. Dan, a neuro-diverse gay man, is a trained Director and Disability Arts Advocate, who has worked both nationally and internationally. Sam, a film student at AFTRS, is a Hard of Hearing gay man and a recent Auslan user. Both have a passion for disability and queer representation in the arts.

Rock in and Celebrate – International Day of People with Disability Event
VIC, GMHBA Stadium Fred Flanagan Room, 370 Moorabool Street, South Geelong

This year RIAC aims to raise the profile International Day of People With Disability (IDPWD) by hosting an inclusive celebration for all.

December 2019

NDIS Information & Access Cleveland Library
QLD, Cleveland Library, Corner of Middle and Bloomfield Street, Cleveland 4163

We can help you understand the NDIS, how to access the scheme, and guide you through the planning process.  We can also help you find support already available in your local community if you’re not eligible for the NDIS.

International Day of People with Disability 2019 with TFTF
VIC, Level 5 Conference Centre, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

This session includes a Q&A with inspiring and influential leaders from industry, community and peak bodies, and information on programs you can join to support people with disability in your current workforce, and diversify your future workforce.

Social Inclusion and Disability Awareness Training
WA, Ellenbrook Sports Hub, 107 Verbana Drive, Aveley, WA, 6069

Understand how to ensure your organisation is inclusive and welcoming of all people, particularly those from low-participation backgrounds.

January 2020

Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
QLD, Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North Street, Caloundra 4551

Nominations are now open for the 14th annual Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball tournament on January 17 - 19, 2020.