Resources

National Disability Conference Initiative 2012-13

Eligible organisations may apply for funding up to a maximum of $12,000 for disability focused conferences held in Australia during 2012-13 to assist people with disability (including a family member or carer(s) to support them) with costs of attending such conferences, for example, conference fees, accommodation, travel; and/or facilitate access to such conferences for people … Continued

Leaders for Tomorrow Program

Closing date: October 12, 2012

Supported by the Federal Government, the Leaders for Tomorrow program is being delivered nationally and providing for 200 people with disabilities to be more “skilled, confident and active in leadership roles in business, community, government or their chosen area of interest”. The Leaders for Tomorrow program is an individual leadership program which is committed to … Continued

A Review of Early Intervention Therapies for Children with Autism

The Australian Government has welcomed a report reviewing the most effective models of practice in early intervention therapies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The report was produced by the Australian Autism Research Collaboration and will help the Government to ensure its Helping Children with Autism package is as effective as possible. Senator Jan McLucas, … Continued

Arts Access Australia e-News

Arts Access Australia (AAA) is the peak national body for arts and disability. We work to increase opportunities and access for people with disability as artists, arts-workers, participants and audiences. To read this monthly e-newsletter online, subscribe or submit content, visit the AAA website.

Supporting Decision Making

This guide has been developed to provide managers and staff across all disability funded programs with: an overarching statement of Disability Services’ position in relation to supporting people to make decisions as part of self-directed approaches helpful hints for implementing practical solutions to a range of issues such as hearing the voice of people with … Continued

Improving Schooling for Students With Disability

A new group which brings together parents, teachers, young people with disability and peak bodies to advise the Gillard Government on issues affecting students with disability has met for the first time today. Minister Assisting for School Education Brendan O’Connor opened the inaugural meeting of the Schools Disability Advisory Council, part of the Government’s continued … Continued

Private Schools Lose Out in Caring for Disabled students

Craig Coulson has two daughters with disabilities. Both catch the bus to school. However while Claudia is provided with free transport because she attends a government specialist school, her sister Tayla’s Catholic specialist school, St Paul’s College in Kew, has to pay more than $220,000 a year to run its own school buses. The bus … Continued

The Fortnightly Newsletter

This is a fortnightly e-bulletin that seeks to address priority issues for women with disabilities in Victoria such as violence; access to health services; reproductive rights and parenting, and; access to employment. Contents include: Women with Disabilities Victoria News Violence Health & Access to Health Services Parenting & Reproductive Rights Access to Employment Human Rights … Continued

Whose Life is it Anyway?

This is a 45 minute DVD which covers 3 aspects – Organisations, Direct Care workers, and families and individuals. It follows the story of 3 people, each with their own individual needs and expectations. This DVD was not scripted which gives it a wonderfully authentic view of where people were at in their lives, at … Continued

Pieces

This is a monthly e-bulletin from the VCOSS Clearinghouse.  You will find plenty of practical support for community organisations including low cost training opportunities and resources such as grants and skilled volunteers.

Horizon Newsletter

Horizon is a quarterly newsletter published by the Scope Media and Communications Team. It includes stories about people that Scope supports, Scope staff, the disability sector, messages from the CEO and Board, upcoming events and more. It is available in print or CD versions. For  more information on how to subscribe, view archive editions or … Continued

Inside SCOPE

This is a monthly e-newsletter.  It  includes stories about Scope clients, campaigns, staff, upcoming events and more. It is designed to keep you up dated with what’s happening around Scope. SCOPE is one of the largest providers of services to people with a disability in Victoria, and one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in Australia. … Continued