Events

The R Word

2Feb

Date and time: Tue 2nd Feb, 2021, 5:30pm screening 6:40-7:15 pm Q&A with Filmmaker: 

Venue: Online

Cost: $15 non member | ASID Members - no charge

Attend a Virtual Screening plus online Q&A with the filmmaker Filmmaker Amanda Lukoff grew up advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word retard(ed).  Her sister has Down syndrome. This film looks into the long-reaching history and lasting implications of derogatory language used to describe people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through … Continued

National NDIS and Mental Health Conference: NDIS and Mental Health: A national conversation about what comes next

4Feb

Date and time: Thu 4th Feb, 2021,

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

Cost: See registration for details

There are many lessons we can share but more importantly this conference is about collectively taking those learnings and shaping the future of mental health services and the NDIS. Join us as we consider how to improve human rights outcomes and increasing role for lived experience support. You will hear innovations from metropolitan, rural and remote … Continued

Public hearing 11: Justice

16Feb

Date and time: Tue 16th Feb, 2021,

Venue: Brisbane & livestream

Public hearings gather evidence about violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation of people with disability. They are formal proceedings in which witnesses give evidence, under oath or affirmation, about events and issues that are relevant to the Disability Royal Commission’s terms of reference. All public hearings of the Royal Commission are recorded and streamed live on … Continued

Advocacy Sector Conversation Forum: Session 1

16Feb

Date and time: Tue 16th Feb, 2021, 11am - 12pm

Venue: Zoom

This forum series provides an opportunity for advocates to gain access to in depth expert knowledge on topical issues which directly impact on the practice of disability advocacy. Given the continued uncertainty of group gatherings the first forum of 2021 will be held on Zoom. Sessions will run for an hour on consecutive days rather … Continued

Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum: Session 2

17Feb

Date and time: Wed 17th Feb, 2021, 11am - 12pm

Venue: Zoom

This forum series provides an opportunity for advocates to gain access to in depth expert knowledge on topical issues which directly impact on the practice of disability advocacy. Given the continued uncertainty of group gatherings the first forum of 2021 will be held on Zoom. Sessions will run for an hour on consecutive days rather … Continued

Mental Health First Aid

17Feb

Date and time: Wed 17th Feb, 2021 - Thu 18th Feb, 2021, 9:30am. - 12:00pm, 9:30am. - 12:00pm

Venue: Zoom

Cost: Members $230 | Non-members $330

This training course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. There is a self-paced component which is to be completed prior to the 2 workshops.

Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum: Session 3

18Feb

Date and time: Thu 18th Feb, 2021, 11am - 12pm

Venue: Zoom

This forum series provides an opportunity for advocates to gain access to in depth expert knowledge on topical issues which directly impact on the practice of disability advocacy. Given the continued uncertainty of group gatherings the first forum of 2021 will be held on Zoom. Sessions will run for an hour on consecutive days rather … Continued

Rally for a Fairer NDIS

20Feb

Date and time: Sat 20th Feb, 2021, 2pm

Venue: State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston Street Melbourne

Hosted by a grassroots group of disability activists, NDIS recipients, and workers. Our demands: Stop independent assessments Free medical and allied health services for people applying for the NDIS Stop privatisation and expand public disability services Scrap the NDIA’s staffing cap All data from the first IA trial of Nov 2018 – April 2019 to … Continued