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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.

November 2019

Melbourne Intensive: Global Mobility Professional (GMP1®) - Qtr 4
Level 2, 390 St. Kilda Road (Quest Corporate Offices), Melbourne, VIC 3004

This unique program combines theory with practical content, exploring the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge required to help you effectively manage your organisations Talent Mobility Program!

November Coffee, Cake and Computers for Seniors @ Glenorchy Library
Glenorchy Library, 4 Terry Street, Glenorchy, TAS 7010

Come every week or drop in when you can. These are fun and interactive classes where you can learn new skills and meet people. No need to book just turn up on the day.

How to Support Participants with a Psychosocial Disability and Complex Needs
QLD, 99 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill 4059

This workshop is the first in a series that focuses on how to grow your organisation’s capacity to provide best practice support for people who have complex needs relating to their psychosocial disability.

NDS and NDIA Information Sharing Session: Mount Isa
Mount Isa Neighbourhood Centre, 72 Marian Street, Pioneer, QLD 4825

9:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST

At the end of June 2019, Queensland had just over 49,000 people with an NDIS plan. With a projection of 92,000 plus this means we are only a little over 50% of the way there.

PEPA Palliative Approach to Disability – Warracknabeal
VIC, Warracknabeal Community Centre, Anzac Park, Scott St

Acquire knowledge, skills and confidence in providing palliative care for people with a life-limiting illness, and their families.

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.

Wyndham Disability Support Network
VIC, Encore Events Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Participate in information sessions throughout the day, learn about services for culturally and linguistic diverse communities, enjoy the fun activities and much more.

UN + us: Women with Disabilities on the Sustainable Development Goals
ACT, Marie Reay Teaching Centre (Building 155) 155 University Avenue Canberra

Women with Disabilities ACT is celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities with a fascinating discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how they promote a positive future for women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

Multicap Carols & Christmas Markets
QLD, Multicap - 303 Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains

Grab a picnic blanket and join us on the green to kick off Multicap’s 2019 Wrap Up on 30 November with the Multicap 2019 Carols & Christmas Market!!

Enjoy the festivities including:

·         Gourmet world food vendors

·         Christmas & makers markets stalls

·         Live music onstage; Ruby Jo band performs from 6pm-8pm

·         Santa Claus from 7pm

·         7 acts performing all of your favourite Christmas songs and carols

·         Free fun for the kids including jumping castle and petting zoo

·         Monte Lupo will also be serving food, coffee and beverages as well as exhibiting their unique artwork created on-site

 All of Multicap’s accessible facilities and service environment will be open to all visitors. Come and see for yourself what Multicap is all about!

Abilities Expo
SA, South Adelaide Football Club, 1 Lovelock Drive Norlunga Downs

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that is recognised worldwide.  It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

December 2019

FEST-Able (International Day of People with Disability)
VIC, Crown St Stables, 40 Crown Street, Flemington Melbourne

Moonee Valley City Council, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Carers Victoria invite you to come down to Crown St and help us celebrate diversity and inclusion!

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.

Defensible Documentation for Disability Support Staff- Launceston
TAS, Launceston LINC, 71 Civic Square, Launceston TAS 7250

This training will be presented by Preventing Harm Initiative.

Axiom: A Reimagined Reality
SpACE@Collins, VIC, 1/278 Collins St, Melbourne

Axiom: A Reimagined Reality will feature the artwork of 50 Melbourne artists with disability at the SpACE@Collins, an accessible gallery in Melbourne’s CBD, from December 3-6.

International Day of People with Disability (IDAY)
ACT, National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton, ACT

Celebrate iDay at the Museum with performances, art, music, ponies to pat, sausage sizzle and the lighting of the Museum's Christmas tree.

Put in E-Newsletter at beginning of November: Axiom: A Reimagined Reality
SpACE@Collins, VIC, 1/278 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

Axiom: A Reimagined Reality will feature the artwork of 50 Melbourne artists with disability at the SpACE@Collins, an accessible gallery in Melbourne’s CBD, from December 3-6.

Portable Long Service Scheme and Disability Services – Workshop #2
VIC, NDS Offices, NDS Boardroom, Level 3, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville, Melbourne 3052

This workshop is open to NDS members and Victorian providers who are commencing preparations for the introduction of the Portable Long Service Scheme.

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability – A Message Through Music
NSW, Merrylands Park Function Hall, Corner Burnett Street and Merrylands Road, Merrylands 2160

Council and the Human Sound Project will host a fun event where local people with disability will gather to create music and a song unique to their experiences.

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.

Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic People with Disability
VIC, Foodstore Café, 53 Fryers Street, Shepparton 3630

The Self Advocacy Training aims to empower people from an Ethnic background with disability to advocate for themselves.

Inclusive Tennis Come and Try Day at Manning Tennis Club
WA, Manning Tennis Club Cnr Griffin Cres and Elderfield Rd

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, the City of South Perth and Manning Tennis Club will be hosting an inclusive tennis 'come and try' day on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

People with Disability and Volunteer Day celebration
WA, The Meeting Place 245 South Terrace South Fremantle

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability and International Volunteer Day with a heartwarming party at The Meeting Place.

Finding Happy Homes for People with Disabilities – SDA Info Session
QLD, Ipswich Country Motel – Limestone Room 250 Station Road, Ipswich.

Come along to this hour long session to give you an overview of SDA under the NDIS. Although it is technically called accommodation, NDISP prefers to refer to these properties as homes. Accommodation sounds like something you stay in, a home is where you live.

Albury Wodonga International Day of People with Disability 2019
The Cube Wodonga, 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga, VIC 3690

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT

Presented by the AlburyCity Access Committee and Wodonga Community Access Advisory Group.

International Day of People with Disability Glitz & Glamour Ball
NSW, Slim Dusty Centre, 490 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey, 2440

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability at our Glitz + Glamour Ball at the Slim Dusty Centre on Saturday 7 December 2019!

Disability, Awareness and Equity Workshop 11th December 2019
The Arts Exchange, Ground Floor, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks, NSW 2000

10:00 am – 12:30 pm AEDT

Our Disability Inclusion and Equality Workshops are practical and cost-effective, and suitable for participants from arts organisations, non-for-profits, corporate and government

Come and Try Golf
Port Kembla Golf Club, Golf Place, Primbee, NSW

Our Come and Try Golf clinics are the best way to introduce new people to golf for the very first time, or to reintroduce former players to the game they love after accident or illness.

Penrith Christmas Concert
Imagine Nations Church, 1 Simeon Rd, Orchard Hills, NSW 2748

Hosted by Imagine Nations Church. All ticket proceeds will be donated to our local charity WestCare Community Services. Seats not claimed by ticket holders by 4pm may be given away. 4PM SESSION TIME, Doors open at 3:45pm

Come and Try Golf
Tasmania Golf Club, 1420 Tasman Highway, Cambridge, Tas 7170

Our Come and Try Golf Clinics are the ideal way to introduce people living with a disability to golf for the first time, or to reintroduce former players to the game they love after accident or illness.

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.

March 2020

Toilet Training for children with disability or developmental delay
NSW, Plumtree Yabsley Avenue Marrickville, NSW

Developing independence with using the toilet is a milestone for children which involves a range of motor, language and thinking skills.

April 2020

Working with People with Disability
NSW, The Hill Shire Council, 3 Columbia Ct, Ground Floor C Building East, Baulkham Hills

This training will give volunteers the opportunity to ask questions, learn strategies, and gain confidence in order to engage positively with people with disability.

July 2020

2020 Hunter Future Choices Expo for Students with Disability
NSW, McDonald Jones Stadium, Turton Road, Broadmeadow, 2292

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!