Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2012
Disability advocacy and the legal system: You be the judge!

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 March 2012 @ Melbourne Park Function Centre

Social inclusion of people with an acquired brain injury: A consumer perspective

Social inclusion, a sense of belonging to community, makes people feel cared for, loved and valued which in turn protects wellbeing. On the flip-side, exclusion is linked to unhappiness, illness and reduced life expectancy. The issues that prevent the social inclusion of people with an acquired brain injury and approaches to foster participation in the social, economic, institutional and symbolic fabric of life will be discussed. The session will end with the launch of United Brains, so come along and join the party!


Tuesday 27th March, 2012: 4:15am -


Yellow Room


United Brains,

United Brains is a recently established support network comprised of Victorian self help and self advocacy groups for people with an ABI.

Photo of United Brains,


VCASP, the Victorian Coalition of ABI Service Providers, was established in 1998, in response to the need for co-ordinated policy and service development for people affected by acquired brain injury (ABI).

Photo of VCASP,