Disabling Justice: Why the system fails people with disability and mental illness


Date and time: Fri 1st Mar, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Venue: FSSI Building 98, Level 2 102-104 Victoria Street Carlton,

People with cognitive disability have more need for, or interaction with, the justice system. However, it is often unable to meet their needs, thus, failing them. This forum will discuss the barriers in the criminal justice system for Victorians with a disability or mental illness. The panel, moderated by Public Advocate Colleen Pearce, features: Director, Centre … Continued

NDS Victorian State Conference 2019


Date and time: Mon 4th Mar, 2019, 08:15

Venue: Crown Conference Centre Melbourne Level 1, Crown Promenade Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, SOUTHBANK VIC 3006

Cost: See registration information

The theme of the NDS Victorian Conference 2019 ‘From Obstacles to Opportunities’, defines the focus: working together to understand where we’ve come from and where we want to get to as a sector. The conference offers NDS members the opportunity to network with colleagues, explore examples of good practice in service delivery, better understand the … Continued

Eastern Disability Housing Network Meeting


Date and time: Fri 8th Mar, 2019, 9:45am-12 noon

Venue: Function Room 4, Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South, VIC 3152

The shortage of appropriate housing options for people with disability is a huge problem. This network is a regular forum for exchange of ideas, identifying great solutions, gaps, barriers, and opportunities, for developing new projects, collaborations and solutions, for networking, and for advocating. Who’s speaking: Lawyer Scott Goodman and Financial Planners Gregg Winder, Matt McIntosh … Continued

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