Understanding the NDIS


Date and time: Thu 14th Mar, 2019 - Sat 23rd Mar, 2019, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, 10:00am - 1:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, 10:00am - 1:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Shepparton, Swan Hill, Swan Hill Resort, 405-415 Campbell Street, Swan Hill VIC 3585

These three-hour workshops will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community. Who is running the workshops? The workshop is … Continued

SDA Forum 2019: It’s Time


Date and time: Thu 21st Mar, 2019, 9:30am - 4pm

Venue: Marvel Stadium 740 Bourke St, Docklands

Cost: $680.00 + GST

This one day event is designed to unpack the detail SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) providers need to plan and deliver successful SDA projects. Agenda: Current Status of the SDA Market SDA Data: Analysis & Implications for Providers SDA Framework Review Recommendations: Outcomes & Timeframes Market Observations from our DSC’s SDA Subject Matter Specialists Delivering SDA … Continued

Raising Autistic Teenage Girls Forum


Date and time: Thu 21st Mar, 2019, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Venue: Glen Eira Town Hall Caulfield City Hall, Glen Eira & Hawthorn Rd Caulfield

Cost: $195

Join psychologists Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and Dr Janine Manjinova, autistic self-advocate Chloe Hayden and Family Planning Victoria’s Vanessa Thomas at Amaze’s Raising Autistic Teenage Girls forum! This fantastic day of discussion and learning will cover a wide range of must-know topics, including: technology, building resilience, socialising, relationships and sexuality. If you’re an autistic teenage girl … Continued

Fixing Employment Services, Personalising Centrelink and Welfare


Date and time: Mon 25th Mar, 2019, 9:15am - 5pm

Venue: Angliss Conference Centre Melbourne CBD, on the corner of LaTrobe and King Streets, on the fifth floor

Cost: Variable depending on membership and type of user. See registration form

National Conference covering two topics: Fixing Employment Services The employment services system requires major reform. See details in more information link below Suggestions for reform of the employment services system, its operations, processes and culture, are invited. Jobseekers, people with disabilities, families, friends, support organisations, community groups, services and policy makers are invited to contribute … Continued

Benefits of the Board Seminar for people with disability


Date and time: Mon 25th Mar, 2019, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Are you ready to learn more about being a board member?  Leadership Victoria is offering two free programs for people who identify as having a disability: Benefits of the Board Seminar – An introductory 4 hour session for people with no board experience who want to know more about being on a board and learn … Continued

Aboriginal Cultural Safety Training in rural and regional Victoria


Date and time: Tue 26th Mar, 2019 - Wed 8th May, 2019, 10am-2:30pm (includes lunch), 10am-2:30pm (includes lunch), 10am-2:30pm (includes lunch), 10am-2:30pm (includes lunch), 10am-2:30pm (includes lunch), 10am-2:30pm (includes lunch)

Venue: Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Sale, Warragul, Shepparton

VACCHO’s Cultural Safety Training supports respectful and culturally safe engagement with Aboriginal people and communities. This training has been developed to support the Cultural Safety of Aboriginal people accessing disability services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Register via the contact details below.

Family-centred and Strengths-based Practice


Date and time: Tue 26th Mar, 2019, 1pm - 4pm

Venue: ECIA VIC/TAS Corporate One - 84 Hotham Street Preston

Cost: Member: $80 | Non-Member: $100 (GST inclusive)

This half-day workshop is designed to provide participants with: The evidence behind and the fundamental importance of applying Family-centred Strengths-based practices with families An overview of the principles and rationale of Family-centred and Strengths-based practices The knowledge and skills to confidently guide families through this practice The ability to recognise both the opportunities and challenges … Continued

Sexuality and intellectual disability: a masterclass


Date and time: Thu 28th Mar, 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Deakin Downtown 727 Collins Street #tower 2 level 12 Melbourne, VIC

Cost: $100 – $320

A masterclass to promote understanding of sexuality and relationships in the lives of people with intellectual disability. It will showcase applied research and learning from leaders in the field alongside examples of best practice in service provision and support. Presentations and Speakers: Intellectual Disability, Reproductive Justice, and Sexual Ableism: Challenging assumptions about the appropriateness to … Continued

Launch of the Geoffrey Bell Collection


Date and time: Thu 28th Mar, 2019, 5.30pm

Venue: Leigh Scott Room Level 1 Baillieu Library University of Melbourne

Cost: Free

The Scope-University of Melbourne Partnership in collaboration with the University of Melbourne Archives is pleased to announce the launch of the Geoffrey Bell Collection, which documents the social and political history of the disability rights movement in Australia through the papers of Geoffrey Bell (1944-2008). Mr Bell, who lived with a high-level spinal cord injury … Continued