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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.

July 2017

Adult sibling peer support groups
1 July; 2:00pm to 4:00pm; Tabor College Music Dept, 68 Greenhill Road, Wayville SA
An adult sibling catch-up by Siblings Australia Inc will meet.This will be a chance for adult siblings of people with disability to connect with others who understand the lived experience. Registrations essential. For all details, including a short film about the groups, see: www.siblingsaustralia.org.au/events

Crazy Hair Day (Cystic Fibrosis)
Anytime; anywhere in Australia @ Schools
Crazy Hair Day is an annual fundraising event held in schools across Australia.
For a gold coin donation encourage your students and teachers to wear their craziest hair at school.

2017 Research to Practice Series
Supporting students with ASD at school - Universal Design for Learning Approach
21 Jul; 09:30 - 16:30; Autism Hub & Reading Centre, 141 Merton Rd, Woolloongabba Q 4102

Occupational Therapy Australia 27th National Conference & Exhibition – Perth
July 19-21; Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. WA 
The Occupational Therapy Australia biennial National Conference has established itself as the must-attend event for occupational therapists working in a variety of sectors. The Conference is expected to attract around 800+ delegates from across Australia, New Zealand and internationally. We look forward to welcoming you to Perth in 2017.

Fragile X Awareness Day - The Fragile X Association of Australia
22 July; National-wide

August 2017

AWEgust for AWEtism
1–31 August; Nation-wide
AWEgust for AWEtism is a month-long fundraiser that brings out the AWE in AWEtism. People donate towards the achievement of a personal ‘I CAN’ challenge over AWEgust to raise funds for the I CAN Network, Australia’s first social enterprise predominately run by people on the Autism Spectrum.

Jeans for Genes (childhood disease)
4 August; National-wide

Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
7-13 August; National-wide

Belonging Matters' Conference 2017
16th & 17 August 2017: St Kilda, Town Hall, Vic 
This is Belonging Matters’ seventh conference! Over two full days, delegates will be engaged and explore the importance of belonging and community. Delegates will listen to a broad spectrum of international, national and local speakers sharing their insights and stories of a life enriched with community and belonging. http://www.belongingmatters.org/conference

Hearing Awareness Week
21-25 August; National-wide

Positive Practices in Behavioral Support Through Nonlinear Applied Behavior Analysis
A seminar series introducing an evidence-based model of positive behavioral support
This is a 4-day training program covering the following topics:
The evidence based IABA Multi-element Model Comprehensive Functional Assessment
Person-Centred Positive Behavioural Support Emergency Management and Reactive Strategies Within a Positive Practices Framework Assuring Staff Consistency and the Provision of Quality Services
Gary W. LaVigna, PhD, BCBA-D
Continuing Education for BCBAs available
More information for Australia Venues
Gladesville, NSW • 8 - 11 August, 2017
Bendigo, VIC • 22 - 25 August 2017
Adelaide, SA • 29 August - 1 September 2017
Townsville, QLD • 5 - 8 September 2017 


September 2017 

Disability Employment Australia’s  Annual Conference
6-7 September; Hilton Brisbane, Qld
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.

7-8 Sept: Central Pier, Docklands, Melbourne
This year we have rebranded from Expo to LIVE to reflect on other elements of the event, as Third Sector LIVE is not only an expo, but also a platform to share challenges, achievements and opportunities with those in the sector.
Themed ‘Getting Down to Business’, we want delegates to walk away informed, challenged and inspired to enhance their own personal careers and or the powerful work of the NFP community.
Third Sector LIVE will also include the inaugural Awards night to celebrate the achievements of our leaders and the impact that they have on the sector.

Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2017
7-9 September; International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, NSW
The conference provides a tremendous opportunity to bring together members of the international autism community from across Australia, this region and from around the world in this wonderful new venue. The Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders is the conference convenor for the Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) and the hosting organisation for APAC 17 is Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).


October 2017

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
9-11 Oct: The Modern Honolulu and Hilton Hawaii Village and Resorts
The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.

Kids and Youth Disability Expo
Saturday 14 October 2017: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Priceline Stadium.
KYD-X will continue to focus on services and products for children, and this year will include products and services for teens and young adults. Topics covered will include education, social activities, day options, employment services and independent living.  Bookings for exhibitors are now open. See: http://kyd-x.com.au/kyd-x-2017-expo/