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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

Womens National Wheelchair Basketball league Finals
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Qld
In its 17th season, six teams will compete for the title with the defending Champions Be Active Western Stars facing off against Sydney Uni Flames, Sydney Metro Blues, Minecraft Queensland Comets, Kilsyth Cobras and the Red Dust Heelers who will compete for the first time in the WNWBL.
Crazy Hair Day (Cystic Fibrosis)
Anytime; anywhere in Australia @ Schools

August 2017

AWEgust for AWEtism
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.
2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre Sydney, NSW

Can the GIO NSW Gladiators keep a hold of their title of National Champions, or will this be the year they're booted from the throne? Only one way to find out! Mark it on your calendar!

Jeans for Genes (childhood disease)
Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
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
Orana's 60s Trivia Night
Fullarton Park Community Centre, Adelaide SA
Deck yourself out in the groovy style of the 60s: pillbox hats, trim grey suits, mod dresses, flared jeans, go-go boots and psychedelic shirts! BYO platter to share with your friends, gold coins for games and money to buy drinks at the bar! Limited spots available - $140 Table of 8 people or $20 Per person
Belonging Matters' Conference 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.
Hearing Awareness Week
Driving Growth in Disability Housing
Sydney Boulevard Hotel NSW
The "Driving Growth in Disability Housing" conference will bring together cross sector industry figures, to collectively share and develop practical strategies for disability housing growth. To register: registration@criterionconferences.com.

September 2017

Disability Employment Australia's Annual Conference
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.
Getting Down To Business
Central Pier, Docklands, Melbourne Vic
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
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).
Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference
The Hall @ NAB, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands, Vic
Defiant Lives introduces the world to the most impressive activists you’ve never heard of and tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia. Featuring exclusive interviews with elders (some now deceased) who’ve led the movement over the past five decades, the film weaves together never-before-seen archival footage with the often-confronting personal stories of disabled men and women as they moved from being warehoused in institutions to fighting for independence and control over their lives.
Invictus Games Toronto 2017
Toronto, ON, Canada
This time the games will be held in Toronto, Canada! The Invictus Games will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country, and their loved ones.

October 2017

World Cerebral Palsy Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a social movement, of, by and for the CP community. Our vision is to ensure that everyone with CP has the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else. Our campaign empowers you take action locally and, in doing so, help to build the global movement for change.
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
The Modern Honolulu and Hilton Hawaii Village and Resorts
1st Asia Bowls For The Disabled
Siheung Lawn Bowls Club, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do, 429-450 South Korea
The Republic of Korea is hosting the 1st Asia Bowls for the Disabled Championship in October 2017. The Siheung Lawn Bowls Club will host teams from all over Asia to complete in the 6-day competition. For more information, please contact Kelsey Singh at kelsey@sports.org.au
Kids and Youth Disability Expo
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.
Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo: My Life, My Choice
Adelaide Showground, SA
The Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo explores practical ideas, research and initiatives under the "My Life, My Choice" theme. My Life, My Choice, is about empowering individuals, couples and families to ensure that they remain at the centre of decisions related to their needs and what types of services and support planning is available.

November 2017

National NDIS Mental Health Conference
SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW
Held over two days in Sydney in November 2017, the NDIS Mental Health Conference is an opportunity for the Mental Health sector to work together to make the most of this new scheme. With the conference theme "towards a good life", there will be a focus on the transformational potential of the NDIS for people living with a psychosocial disability.
Paralympic 7-a-side Junior Program
Valentine Sports Park235 Meurants LaneGlenwood, NSW, 2768
The Junior 7-a-side Paralympic Football Program started this year for any child with Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury or Stroke who wants to try out football.
Disability Matters - New Zealand
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
A conference for every body (not just academics): As with the 2011 conference, we encourage participation by disabled people, families-whānau, students, practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, representatives of self-advocacy, advocacy, service, community organisations and government departments – anyone who is interested in disability matters. A Call for Papers is forthcoming… In the meantime, please save the date and plan to come to Otago in November 2017. Contact details Email disability.matters@otago.ac.nz

December 2017

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)
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 the achievements and contributions of people with disability.