Module 1: What is Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention?


Date and time: Thu 10th Aug, 2017,  9:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Courtyard Room Queen Victoria Women's Centre 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne.

Cost: $150 (Inc. GST) 

This workshop is part of the Best Practices in Early Childhood Intervention Professional Development Program, a strength based, comprehensive and innovative training package that has been endorsed by an Expert Advisory Group and is consistent with the recently released NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach. In this module, participants will learn how history has … Continued

Belonging Matters’ Conference 2017


Date and time: Wed 16th Aug, 2017, All day

Venue: St Kilda Town Hall

Cost: See information registration for details

Community is an important place. It’s where we learn, develop relationships, reach our potential and discover our moral compass. However, even though it’s automatically assumed for most people, we still exclude and marginalise people with a disability and others. This conference creates a welcoming space where people with disabilities, their families and friends, together with … Continued

Introduction to the Human Rights Charter


Date and time: Thu 17th Aug, 2017, 9:30am–12:30pm

Venue: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton

Cost: $330 incl. GST

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities sets out the basic rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all people in Victoria. It is about the relationship between government and the people it serves. Attend this session for a comprehensive overview of obligations placed on the public sector and local government to protect and promote the human … Continued

Customising employment:  Real Jobs for real pay!


Date and time: Mon 21st Aug, 2017,

Venue: Box Hill Hall  1022 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill

Cost: Concession $70 | Standard $220

The employment rates of people with a disability are staggeringly low and with the emergence of the new Disability Employment Framework, this event should not be missed! This is a rare opportunity to learn from a renowned world leader about Customised Employment, a strategy that provides persons with disabilities, and indeed other people with significant … Continued

The Role of Advocacy in ensuring choice, control and safeguarding of service users


Date and time: Tue 22nd Aug, 2017, 2-3.30pm

Venue: Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street

Cost: 0- but limited places

Advocacy groups have long played a crucial role in promoting the rights of users whilst ensuring their safeguard. You are invited to an interactive roundtable workshop with Dr Shereen Hussein of King’s College London, here in Melbourne as a visiting international fellow. Come along to share your advocacy work with Dr Hussein, and hear examples … Continued

Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities Book Launch


Date and time: Tue 22nd Aug, 2017, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Venue: Room 920, Level 9 Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton

Cost: Free | RSVP essential

You are invited to celebrate the release of Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake’s new book Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities launched by Graeme Innes AM, Former Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner. The right to make decisions is important for every individual. People with cognitive disability have historically been denied this right in many different ways – sometimes informally by family … Continued

Protest and persist: Changing minds


Date and time: Sun 27th Aug, 2017, 10am

Venue: The Cube ACMI Melbourne

Cost: free no booking required

Enlisting a diverse range of speakers, activists and writers, this event will provide you with a social advocacy toolkit to tackle issues around systemic oppression, injustice and inequality. Join Jax Jacki Brown, Upulie Divisekera, Jane Gilmore, Nayuka Gorrie, Ruby Hamad and more special guests to deconstruct today’s hot-button topics, including identity politics and the exploitation of culture, and get practical tips on … Continued

Housing Hub Information Sessions


Date and time: Mon 28th Aug, 2017 - Mon 11th Sep, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00pm, 1:30 – 3:00pm, 1:30 – 3:00pm, 10:00 – 11:30am, 10:00 – 11:30am

Venue: TBC

The Housing Hub is a website that makes it easier for people with disability to view and connect with housing vacancies from a range of providers, and explore housing resources. This series of information sessions provides an opportunity to learn more about The Housing Hub in the North Eastern Melbourne area.