Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2014
Champions of change

4 & 5 August @ Melbourne & Olympic Park Convention Centre

Peta Ferguson

Photo of Peta Ferguson, President, Brain Injury Matters (BIM

President, Brain Injury Matters (BIM


Peta is the current president of Brain Injury Matters (BIM), a self advocacy group run by and for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Peta is tired of saying, “BIM is the only ABI self advocacy group in Australia, possibly the world” and is actively trying to change this situation.


Pssst, have you heard about the UN Convention?

Monday 4th August, 2014: 6:00am - 7:00am

This session showcases the latest resources developed by SARU including the Pssst Kit. Jacqui Ward, Self advocacy Unit (SARU) and Peta Ferguson, Brain Injury Matters (BIM), do a show-and-tell of fun resources and videos finishing with an all inclusive game of UNCRPD Bingo.

Deafblind World & My vote my right

Monday 4th August, 2014: 3:30am - 5:00am

DeafBlind Victorians deliver their interactive hands-on presentation DeafBlind World that shows what it is like to be deafblind. Then Matthew Potocnik, Education and Disability Engagement Officer at Victorian Electoral Commission explains how easy it is to vote and what help is available to make sure you get your voice heard in this year’s State election.