Brick Walls and Plans for Champions of Change

Honestly, you’d be mad to miss it – it looks amazing!  The program is finalised and details for all sessions are now available at:
http://www.daru.org.au/strengthening-disability-advocacy-conference

Here’s a taster for what’s in store…

Not Another Brick in the Wall!

Lauren Matthews, Executive Officer, Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) Victorian Chapter will chair a panel discussion to unpack the barriers to inclusive education for children with a disability at the Champions of change: strengthening disability advocacy conference on 4 & 5 August at the Melbourne conference centre.

Other panelists include:

  • Nicholas Pole, Deputy Secretary at the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Regional Services group
  • Madeleine Sobb, student and Youth Disability Advocacy Services (YDAS) advocate
  • Elizabeth McGarry, Executive Officer of Association of Children with a Disability

A Plan for Change

Maryanne Diamond, General Manager Advocacy and Engagement at Vision Australia, will facilitate A discussion on how advocates can use the Victorian state disability plan 2013-2016 to create change and influence the future. Panelists include:

  • Liz Kelly, Deputy Chair, Victorian Disability Advisory Council
  • Michael Cromie, Acting Manager, Office for Disability, Department of Human Services
  • Keran Howe, Executive Officer at Women with Disabilities Victoria
  • Laura Lo Bianco-Smith, Manager Transport Accessibility, Public Transport Victoria

There are plenty of tickets still available and they are real value for money at Concession $250 | Disability Advocate $300 | Community Sector $350 | Government Sector $470.

Buy tickets now