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12:00pm 2:00pm AEDT
Many organisations across Australia now see Diversity and Inclusion as a business imperative, contributing a productive, inclusive and happy workplaces.
The international day is a platform to celebrate the positive impact a wheelchair can make in someone’s life.
10:30am 12:30pm AEDT
Peer to Peer Exchange is about people with a disability and families sharing their ideas, experiences, wisdom and knowledge on topics of interest.
Member Roundtables are informative and dynamic sessions that cover important topics related to disability, accessibility, recruitment, employment and more.
9:30am 12:30pm, AEDT
National Disability Services (NDS) invites you to the launch of the new Trauma Informed Support Films which are being released as part of the NDS Zero Tolerance Initiative.
Developing independence with using the toilet is a milestone for children which involves a range of motor, language and thinking skills.
The Self Advocacy Training aims to empower people from an Ethnic background with a disability to advocate for themselves. Note: This event is strictly for people from an ethnic background with disability only.
At this annual variety show hosted by Women with Disabilities ACT, 10 young people with disabilities will either perform or speak about something they are passionate about.
Down Syndrome Australia is made up of eight State and Territory associations providing support, information and resources to people with Down syndrome and their families across the country.
DACSSA is hosting a workshop and we invite people with disability and their networks to come and share our experiences and build our knowledge.
Purple Day is a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada.
This training will give volunteers the opportunity to ask questions, learn strategies, and gain confidence in order to engage positively with people with disability.
Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that affects a person's ability to communicate, interact with others and cope in everyday situations.
The Hunter Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Expo on the 2020 Hunter Calendar.
The NDS NSW Conference 2020 will encourage us to reflect on what matters most for people with disability, the sector, our current and future workforce and our communities.
Disability Insiders and Disability Support Centre are now proudly working together to bring free workshops to our local community.
Designed to provide families with the evidence behind our program, as well as practical tips and strategies to use at home and in the community, this session is open to parents and caregivers of children enrolled in, or waitlisted for, AEIOU's service.
Guide Dogs Australia in collaboration with its state-based organisations, deliver essential services to children, teenagers, and the elderly who are blind or have low vision in every State and Territory across Australia.
Gold Coast Seniors are embracing the 'Just Live Expo' as a way to control how they want to live their lives now, whilst at the same time plan for the future.
TSAA is a non-profit, self-funded, registered charity run by volunteers — consisting of people with TS, their families, health and education professionals and other interested and concerned people.
In 2020, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.
If you have no formal special education training and want to understand the myriad of disabilities and conditions, then this is the workshop for you. You will walk away with lots of tips and strategies to better cater for children with disabilities.
In the year of our 20th anniversary, our 2020 conference will be a momentous occasion that celebrates the remarkable progress and contributions of our powerful network these past 20 years.
A sell-out event the last three years in a row, this year’s conference attracted 260 attendees from more than 120 organisations across Australia to hear about the positive forces driving positive and sustainable change nationally and globally.
13th -14th May In 2020, the ATSA Independent Living Expo is set to have more than 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.
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!
The Gold Coast Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Expo on the 2020 Gold Coast City Calendar.
We are very excited to bring you the latest and greatest in the Fun Run experience, the MS Walk Run + Roll! In recognition of our wonderful MS Community who come and either Walk, Run or Roll on through our courses, we’ve decided it was time for us to re-brand and celebrate the diversity of our fantastic participants.
Mental health issues are not uncommon among young people with disabilities. And yet, when we encounter a disabled person experiencing poor mental health, our understanding and response is still limited by assumptions such as their disability is the root cause of the mental health issue rather than looking deeper.
The Geelong Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Event on the 2020 Calendar.
Staff at Global Diagnostics have rolled up their sleeves to donate blood for the National Blood Donor Week. It’s part of how we’re showing our support of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and its group donation program, Red25.
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM AEST
Disability Insiders and Disability Support Centre are now proudly working together to bring free workshops to our local community.
The global day of recognition for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is held annually on 21 June and provides a chance to advocate and raise awareness for those living with the disease. MND is a group of diseases where the nerve cells, or neurones, fail to work properly.
This session is aimed at property and construction professionals who must understand the legal and compliance rules around disability and the built environment.
Everything students, families-carers, schools, services and providers need to know about moving to life after school or other study with disability… education, employment, apprenticeships/traineeships, community connections, advocacy, disability services, support services, information, and more!
10:30 am – 11:30 am ACST
Join the friendly Multicultural Services team from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support) for a short and informative session on the Disability Support Pension.
Crazy Hair Day is open to any educational institution, including day care centres, preschools, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. More then 350 crazy schools and day care centres participated in last year's Crazy Hair Day fundraiser, and this year is set to be crazier then ever!
The Sydney Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Expo on the 2020 Sydney calendar.
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.
Our Disability Awareness and Equity Training workshops are all about helping you and your team improve how you connect with and support people with disability or who are Deaf.
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.
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.
With the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, thousands of Nepean, Hawkesbury & Blue Mountains residents with disabilities have gained greater control over their lives and the services and products they need to live their lives to the fullest.
Dementia Awareness Month is held during September each year with World Alzheimer's Day occurring on 21 September. Alzheimer's Australia has a vision to develop dementia-friendly communities and organisations in Australia to reduce the stigma and social isolation associated with a diagnosis of dementia.
It is pitched at PBS practitioners, team leaders, and allied health practitioners.This training is focussed on people working in disability, and is relevant to many disability types such as autism (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), and acquired brain injury (ABI).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, Sunday, 15 October, is International White Cane Day and Vision Australia is this year celebrating all that white canes support people who are blind or have low vision to do.
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
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.
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!
Great Strides is a series of fun run/walks which raise much needed proceeds and awareness for those living with Cystic Fibrosis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.