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NDSConference 2017: Turning plans into outcomes

Mon 27th Mar, 2017

With the continued rollout of the NDIS, planning for change is something our sector understands. At the 2017 NDS Victorian State Conference we’ll be taking the conversation in the direction of exploring the realities, risks and opportunities of delivering change and creating great outcomes for both participants and provider organisations. With a diverse variety of … Continue reading

Imagine better: Understanding the NDIS process

Tue 28th Mar, 2017

This workshop is about changing the mindset of carers on the NDIS process and providing information in layman’s terms to empower carers to move forward with confidence and understanding. This session will provide tips and techniques on how to be clear and precise of your needs  and how to prepare for planning meetings. Lunch is provided.

Towards a better life

Wed 29th Mar, 2017

This 2 day event will inspire participants to reflect on the value of obtaining a ‘good life’ and consider how we may support people who may have been marginalised or disadvantaged to have better lives and greater involvement in their communities. This event would be of particular interest to people with a disability, their families, students, … Continue reading

Professor Tony Attwood seminars

Thu 30th Mar, 2017 - Fri 31st Mar, 2017

Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide … Continue reading

Medical review process first experiences – co-design workshop

Thu 30th Mar, 2017 - Fri 31st Mar, 2017

VicRoads customers with first-hand experience of the Medical Review process are invited to participate in this workshop to explore the awareness, education and first notification experience of the VicRoads Medical Review Process. Help us to develop a customer journey map, identify service pain points, and information gaps in the current VicRoads Medical Review process. Please … Continue reading

Sex, sexuality and the rights of people with disability

Tue 4th Apr, 2017

Disability activists, people with lived experience of disability, and academics will come together to discuss their perspectives on the rights of people with disability in relation to sex, sexuality and relationships, with an emphasis on challenges and priorities for research and advocacy. Speakers: Jax Jacki Brown (Disability & LGBTI Activist) Prof Michael Perlin (New York … Continue reading

NDIS: An advocate’s guide

Fri 21st Apr, 2017

The aim of this forum is to explore current issues relating to advocacy and participation in the NDIS in particular, issues of access and participation aimed at ensuring that all persons eligible for the NDIS receive all their entitlements . Expert speakers across a diverse range of organisations will provide individual perspectives about the implementation of … Continue reading

Self management and the NDIS

Thu 27th Apr, 2017

Self-managing NDIS funding and employing one’s own supports is a very empowering way to have control. However, people may be discouraged thinking that self-management is a difficult process. This seminar offers the opportunity to hear from a parent about their NDIS journey and to find out how and why they self-manage NDIS supports. This seminar … Continue reading

AGOSCI 13th Biennial Conference

Wed 17th May, 2017

Established in 1981, AGOSCI is an inclusive group interested in enhancing the participation of all people with communication support needs. Delegates will be challenged to think about their readiness to support, engage and involve people with complex communication needs in all aspects of life. The content of the conference will set the standards for accessibility and functional communication. This is … Continue reading

Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum

Thu 18th May, 2017 - Tue 21st Nov, 2017

This forum series provides a space for advocates to gain practical information and share knowledge by participating in topical, interactive sessions. It’s more imperative than ever to keep abreast with the ever changing disability services and supports landscape with the introduction of the NDIS and to understand the impact this will have on the practice … Continue reading