Training and information resources

Peer Networking International Women’s Day 2024 Event


Date and time: Wed 6th Mar, 2024, 12pm - 1.30pm

Venue: Online

Special Peer Networking Event next week! Join the LEAD team next Wednesday, March 6th 2024 on Zoom from 12pm to 1:30pm AEDT. The topic is “International Women’s Day 2024”. An online session to connect with other women, girls and gender-diverse people – share, learn and network with one another! Run by the community for the … Continued

A New Disability Rights Act


Date and time: Mon 18th Mar, 2024, 2pm - 3pm

Venue: Online

What works and what needs to be done to ensure that the rights outlined in our existing laws are able to realised in practice.

Self-advocacy workshops

ECCV and the Migrant Resource Centre North-West Region are delivering workshops to empower and improve self-advocacy skills for migrants and refugees living with a disability. The Raise Our Voices – Disability Self-Advocacy for CALD Communities program gives participants the confidence to navigate the NDIS.

YDAS’s Together: Access & Inclusion Training is back!


Date and time: Fri 19th Apr, 2024, 10am - 2.30pm

Venue: Zoom

Cost: $50 - $250

Due to popular demand, YDAS’s Together: Access & Inclusion Training is back with tickets on sale NOW! If you work or want to work with young people, disabled people or the community – YDAS’s Together Training is for you! Our training, designed and delivered entirely by disabled young people, uses both lived experience storytelling and practical interactive … Continued

Your Service, Your Rights: conversation cards

Every person with a disability who uses the NDIS has the right to good quality and safe services. As part of our Your Service, Your Rights project Inclusion Australia have created a set of Conversation Cards for people with an intellectual disability.

How To Speak Up in a Big Way!


Date and time: Wed 10th Apr, 2024 - Thu 16th May, 2024, 10.30am - 3pm, 10.30am - 3pm, 10.30am - 3pm, 10.30am - 3pm

Venue: Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane

Cost: FREE

Voice At The Table is running free training: ● for people with Intellectual Disability and Acquired Brain Injury ● co-designed and co-delivered by people with Intellectual Disability and Acquired Brain Injury. In April and May our Stronger Voices Training team are running free training about ‘How to Speak Up in a Big Way’, This 2 … Continued

Inclusive Meetings Training


Date and time: Thu 22nd Feb, 2024 - Thu 13th Jun, 2024, 12.30-3.30pm, 12.30-3.30pm, 12.30-3.30pm, 12.30-3.30pm

Venue: Ross House 247/251 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Cost: Free

People with cognitive disability are often excluded from committees and consultations. The Voice at the Table Project seeks to create change and ensure that people with cognitive disability can have a real and equal voice on boards, committees, and consultations. This includes people with intellectual disability and acquired brain injury. What do we do? Training … Continued

A positive start to school

The new school year is about to start, and you may have questions and concerns about how best to support your child and work with the school. For support and advice, call the ACD Support Line today. It’s a free telephone advocacy service for all Victorian families raising children with developmental delay and disability from birth to 18.

PACE Mentoring Autumn 2024 are now open!

We are excited to announce that applications for PACE Mentoring Autumn 2024 are now open! APPLY NOW. Are you a jobseeker or student with disability, mental health condition or chronic illness? Are you looking for career guidance, to build disability confidence and gain employability skills? PACE Mentoring is a nation-wide, free industry mentoring program that … Continued

New Resources from YDAS & PROJECT ROCKIT

YDAS has partnered with Project Rockit to chat about all things advocacy, intersectionality and inclusion. Get ready to hear real stories and advice from disabled young people, including stimming, fitting in, challenging our own prejudice, and more! You can watch all 7 videos at Project Rockit’s YouTube channel:

Celebrating children and young people with disability: Look it’s me!

CYDA celebrated International Day of People with Disability (Dec 3) with the release of 45 reviews of children’s picture books about diversity and inclusion, written by young people with disability.  If you’re stocking up for story-time in the classroom next year, or just looking for a good book to put under the Christmas tree, check … Continued

Disability advocacy and the family violence response system

Disability Advocates are highly likely to identify family violence or receive disclosures of experiences of violence in their work. Rates of violence against people with disabilities are around twice as high as across the general population. Yet the links between the disability advocacy sector and the family violence response system is not clear. This short … Continued

CYDA’s DREAM Employment Network

The DREAM Employment Network bridges the gap between young people with disability who want to work, and forward-thinking employers who recognise that diversity fosters creativity, innovation, and success. The aim of the Network is to build leadership skills, inclusive employment pathways, and opportunities for leadership positions for young people with disability. The project was co-designed by … Continued