Raising a concern about a disability worker: Who, What, When and How


Date and time: Wed 18th May, 2022, 1pm


The webinar will provide information about how to make a complaint, who you might speak with and what could be involved. You can learn more about the team and participate in our Q&A session. The webinar is suitable for people with disability, families and carers, as well as disability advocates and anyone that might be … Continued

When can physical restraint be authorised by guardians?


Date and time: Thu 19th May, 2022, 2pm - 3pm

Venue: Online

In February 2022, VCAT published advice about when and how an appointed guardian can authorise the use of forcible physical restraint in order to administer medication to people under their guardianship. This webinar will explore: why the Office of the Public Advocate sought VCAT’s advice regarding the scope of the Office of the Public Advocate’s … Continued

Defend Our NDIS Melbourne rally & march


Date and time: Thu 19th May, 2022, 11am

Venue: Meet at 367 Collins Street March to 15 William Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 View Map

Join us for a trip from the NDIA to the AAT. About 10 minutes, but in reality it often takes more than 10 months! We’ve heard hundreds, or maybe thousands of stories now, about people with disability, families and advocates being dragged forced into the AAT, desperately trying to get back essential supports that have … Continued

Family-centred and Strengths-based Practice


Date and time: Tue 24th May, 2022, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: ECIA Member: $80.00 | Non-Member: $110.00

This half-day workshop is designed to provide participants with: An overview of the principles and rationale of family-centred and strengths-based practices An understanding of why family-centred and strengths-based practices provide better outcomes for children and families The knowledge and skills to confidently guide families through this practice This workshop is designed to support ECI practitioners … Continued

Stella: You get proud by practicing


Date and time: Tue 24th May, 2022, 11am 12pm

Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette Door 3, State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe St, Melbourne and Livestream

When activist, writer and comedian Stella Young died suddenly at the age of just 32 her family, friends and the disability community around the world were bereft. Stella’s sassy attitude, wit and humour had helped communicate issues relating to disability rights in a way that cut through to the politicians and the community at large, … Continued

Workplace equality: Reasonable adjustments for people with disability


Date and time: Wed 25th May, 2022 - Wed 14th Sep, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30pm, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Venue: Online

Cost: Free but booking is required

Everyone has the right to participate equally at work. For some people, this requires adjustments to perform the requirements of their role. This session explores what the law says about reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities in the workplace, what should employers provide, and what is reasonable in the circumstances. The session considers preventative measures … Continued

Together: Access & Inclusion Training


Date and time: Wed 25th May, 2022 - Fri 27th May, 2022, 2:30pm - 6:30pm, 9am - 1pm

Venue: Zoom

Do you live in Victoria and work with young people, or are you training or hoping to one day work with young people? Then this training is for you! It will teach you how to better include disabled young people in your service or your work. Topics covered include: what inclusion looks like communicating respectfully … Continued

Disability Employment Australia Conference


Date and time: Tue 31st May, 2022,

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Cost: See registration information for details

Due to the COVID situation in Sydney this event has moved from February to May/June 2022. This is a critical time for DES, for disability employment policy and for providers. The DEA conference is the right place to meet, engage, contest, network and build your capability. We couldn’t meet in 2020 so we have to … Continued

Disability and Climate Change Workshop


Date and time: Tue 31st May, 2022, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Venue: Community Room 1, Springvale Community Hub. 5 Hillcrest Grove, Springvale and livestream

Cost: Free

Climate change is happening now and it affects everyone. Join us to learn more about climate change and how you can prepare for and stay comfortable during extreme weather events. People with a disability, carers, family and anyone interested in this topic are invited to this session. Speakers: Lefa Singleton Norton. Lefa is a disabled … Continued