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December events

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World Diabetes Congress

Friday 06 December 2013

The World Diabetes Congress, organized by the International Diabetes Federation will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 2 to 6 December 2013. It will bring together over 12,000 people from the whole diabetes community: scientists, health professionals, policy-makers, industry, media, and people with diabetes. Over 400 speakers and 80 exhibitors will be given the platform to showcase their diabetes expertise, research and breakthroughs in the field of diabetes.

Website: World Diabetes Congress

Facilitation and Person Centered Planning with PATH and MAPS

Friday 06 December 2013

4, 5 & 6 December 2013 – 9am – 4pm each day Armidale TAFE: Beardy St, Armidale This three-day course is offered using the new book on PATH & MAPS as a primary resource.Person-Centered Ways to Build Community The content is gleaned and distilled from the accumulated wisdom of many of our collective experiences - constantly evolving by refining and updating core principles that remain unaltered and true. Register via the link below:

Website: Facilitation and Person Centered Planning with PATH and MAPS

GroovABILITY Festival

Thursday 05 December 2013

GroovABILITY Festival is a community event that celebrates International Day of People with a Disability. Now in its 3rd year, it is a unique collaboration between government, business and community in the Inner West. It will be held on Thursday 5th December at Burwood Park, Burwood. • Entertainment ( including ‘Mick on Wheels’ , Georgia Juliette, Kings of Windsor Choir) • Free lunch ( BBQ, with vegetarian option) • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Speak-out that will be facilitated by Special Guest MC/ Tim Ferguson from the ABC and the ‘Doug Anthony All-stars’ • Arts and activities ( including Drumming and arts) • Disability Ambassadors ( including competitors from the Special Olympics) • Inclusive Sports and Activities ( including Yoga, Tai Chi, Soccer, Softball, Modified Cricket) • Films ( ‘Be My Brother’, The Interviewer’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘I’m a Champion’) • Local service provider Expo Thursday 5 December 10am - 3pm Burwood Park, Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW

Applying Consumer Directed Care Conference

Wednesday 04 December 2013

Following the huge successes of our previous Consumer Directed Aged Care Conferences, we are pleased to announce the next highly anticipated instalment in our Consumer Directed Care series – Applying Consumer Directed Care on the 3rd & 4th December in Melbourne. Five months on from the initial implementation of CDC, this conference will equip you with strategies to effectively streamline your processes and systems for quality consumer CDC delivery.

Website: Applying Consumer Directed Care Conference

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD)

Tuesday 03 December 2013

The theme of this year's IDPwD is: “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society for all”. A major focus of the day is practical and concrete action to include disability in all aspects of development, as well as to further the participation of persons with disability in social life and development on the basis of equality.

Website: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD)

World Aids Day

Sunday 01 December 2013

In Australia, World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness in the community about issues surrounding HIV, including the need to support, understand and not discriminate against people living with HIV, and the continued need to prevent the spread of HIV through means such as safe sex practices.

Website: World Aids Day

2012 Special Olympics - Junior National Games

Monday 10 December 2012

The third Special Olympics Junior National Games will be held in Newcastle on 6-10 December 2012. The Junior National Games are specifically designed for athletes under 16 with an intellectual disability. The games provide an opportunity to experience quality competition and the excitement of being part of a travelling team.

Website: 2012 Special Olympics - Junior National Games

National Indigenous Health Conference

Friday 07 December 2012

The 2012 National Indigenous Health Conference: Many Pathways, One Outcome is designed to bring together both government and non- government agencies who are working in the field of Indigenous health with the belief that working together helps close the gap between the state of Indigenous Health as compared to the health of mainstream Australians. It is envisage that up to 200 delegates will attend the 2012 National Indigenous Health Conference which is scheduled on 5th - 7th of December 2012 at the Watermark Hotel in the Gold Coast.

Website: National Indigenous Health Conference

Central West Disability Expo

Thursday 06 December 2012

This event is for people with disabilities and on-going medical conditions, their families, carers, support network and service providers. Find out what is available in the region for people with a disability and their carers including the latest adaptive technology. Speak to local service personnel. Disability organisations will be available to provide information and advice on early intervention services, carer support, advocacy, accommodation, training and education, employment, post school options and equipment. Exhibitors will display a range of products and services aimed at increasing independence and meeting the needs from birth to work. Where: Orange Function Centre When: Thursday 6th December, 2012

Line Dancing

Wednesday 05 December 2012

1st Wed Mnth 5/12 Location: Tamworth, NSW. Description: This program is for people with a disability (PWD) to regularly participate in line dancing in a welcoming and fun environment. When: The first Wednesday of the month. 10 – 11am, for the remainder of 2012. Where: Oxley Bowling Club (158-168 Piper St, Tamworth). Cost: Block One (June-Aug) $12. Block Two (Sep-Dec) $16. Each block must be paid upfront before the program commences. Bookings: Enrolments can be made by phoning the Tamworth Sport & Recreation office on (02) 6766 1200 or dropping into the office.* *bookings are limited so get in quick! Enrolment for both blocks is encouraged. Comments: This is a great opportunity to regularly be physically active, meet new people and have fun. Wear sensible clothing for dancing. If participant usually has a carer they must attend aswell. Carers are not provided.

Website: Line Dancing

Hospitalisation of Patients with Intellectual Disability

Tuesday 04 December 2012

This forum has been designed to focus on the needs of patients with Intellectual Disability in the Hospital system, develop partnerships between health staff and the disability services sector, as well as capture emerging issues throughout the patient journey. For staff and carers from health, ADHC and other NGOs. Speakers will include clinical experts from Medicine, Allied Health, Mental Health and client & carer representatives. This forum will seek to: Encourage discussion of the barriers faced and possible solutions to managing the hospitalisation of patients with intellectual disability. Introduce participants to appropriate resources and services and enhance means of access. Promote patient safety as a core principle in the delivery of health care. Present ALL aspects of the journey- including the patient and the carer. St George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW Contact: Jurgen Wille Phone: Ph: 9587 2444 Email: jurgen.wille@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

International Day of People with Disability

Monday 03 December 2012

This year is the 20th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Website: International Day of People with Disability

Movie Fundraising Night

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Join Achieve Australia for a fundraising night at Event Cinemas, Macquarie on Wednesday 14 December 2011. Starting from 6pm with canapes, we will be watching a 2D screening of the new release film ‘New Year’s Eve’ starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher. A small popcorn and drink will be provided. There is also a lucky door prize up for grabs - a $200 Gold Class Experience voucher could be yours! Money raised from the event will contribute towards Achieve Australia's range of underfunded and unfunded programs for people with disability.

Website: Movie Fundraising Night

Junior Wheelies Christmas Camp 2011

Friday 09 December 2011

This multi sports camp for junior wheelies aged 8-20 years with a physical disability provides team building activities with other participants, coaching clinics in all WS NSW wheelchair sports and social activities with peers. Special events include archery, athletics, basketball, canoeing, cricket, Christmas karaoke, Christmas craft, handcycling, indoor lawn bowls, powerlifting, rugby (modified), swimming, ‘no talent’ time (talent quest), table tennis, team games and challenges, track and field, wheelchair tennis. Fully staffed. Where? Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. Parents / Guardians are to organise own transport arrangements to and from venue at own cost. When? 4-5pm on Friday 9 December to 2-3pm on Sunday 11 December. Cost? Saturday OR Sunday day only $20 (campers pack, activities, lunch – age 8+); full camp $50 (activities, 2 nights accommodation, all meals, campers pack – age 10+). Info? See www.wsnsw.org.au/juniors.html or phone Kerri Mikkelsen, Sports Development Officer, Wheelchair Sports NSW, on 9809 5260 or 0416 839 112, or email kerrim@wsnsw.org.au. Must register by 5pm on Wednesday 16 November. P.S. Read about some Juniors at www.wsnsw.org.au/learn-about-our-juniors.html.

Website: Junior Wheelies Christmas Camp 2011

Inclusive Technologies & Learning Disability in Education & Employment Conference 7 - 9 December 201

Wednesday 07 December 2011

The Biennial 2011 Accessing the Future: Inclusive Technologies in Education and Employment Conference follows the successful 2009 events in Newcastle and Sydney; the 2007 events in Sydney, Newcastle and Bomaderry; and the 2005 and 2003 Forums held in the Hunter and Central Coast. The event typically attracts more than 600 registrants. In 2011 the Conference will be offered over three days in one location, at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, a premier conference and accommodation venue located in the Hunter Valley vineyards at Lovedale.

Website: Inclusive Technologies & Learning Disability in Education & Employment Conference 7 - 9 December 201

'Change for our Children'- AbSec Conference 2011

Wednesday 07 December 2011

The conference will focus on Child Protection, Out of Home Care, Partnership Development and Education for Aboriginal children. The conference will aim to attract caseworkers and service providers from government, AbSec member agencies, and other Non Government agencies. for registration or further information go to the website www.absec.org.au or phone Hannah Pritchard on 02 9559 5299 or email conference@absec.org.au

Website: 'Change for our Children'- AbSec Conference 2011

International Day of People With Disability

Saturday 03 December 2011

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. IDPwD brings together individuals, businesses, community organisations, and governments from every corner of the world to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.

Website: International Day of People With Disability

World Aids Day

Thursday 01 December 2011

World AIDS Day is one of the most globally recognised event of the year. World AIDS Day is celebrated across Australia to raise awareness in the community about the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

Website: World Aids Day

CareAway 'New Year - Port Stephens' (5 days)

Thursday 30 December 2010

This event will run from the 30th of December 2010 until the 3rd of January 2011, the cost is $2035. This holiday is for 1/ people who are active and mobile, requiring only minimal assistance and supervision whilst holidaying. It is important for the consumer to be able to toilet, shower and look after personal care independently. 2/ people seeking a medium paced holiday with a minimum-low amount of assistance. It is necessary for the consumer to be mobile, able to toilet, shower and look after personal care independently or with minimal assistance. Highlights: Dolphin Watch Cruise, 4WD tour on the sand dunes, Oakvale Farm and Fauna World - bottle feed baby animals, New Year's celebrations, dancing, dine outs and live entertainment. For more information contact CareAway on 02 4872 2224 or email careaway@careaway.com.au

Website: CareAway 'New Year - Port Stephens' (5 days)

Christmas Day Lunch

Saturday 25 December 2010

Southlakes Carers are planning a Christmas Day lunch for people that are isolated or alone at Christmas living in the Southlakes area. Enjoy a full 3 course lunch with trimmings. Entertainment is provided. The lunch will run from 11.30am until 3pm at Morisset Multipurpose Centre, 143 Dora St, Morisset. Transport may be arranged. Bookings essential: call 02 4973 7000. RSVP by 14th December. Source: Stroke and Disability Information (Hunter) Inc October 2010.

Website: Christmas Day Lunch

CareAway 'Christmas Fun Myuna Bay' Holiday (6 days)

Tuesday 21 December 2010

This holiday runs from the 21st until the 26th of December 2010 and the cost is $2189. This holiday is for 1/ people who are active and mobile, requiring only minimal assistance and supervision whilst holidaying. It is important for the consumer to be able to toilet, shower and look after personal care independently. 2/ people seeking a medium paced holiday with a minimum-low amount of assistance. It is necessary for the consumer to be mobile, able to toilet, shower and look after personal care independently or with minimal assistance. Highlights: celebrate Christmas at Myuna Bay, presents under the Christmas Tree, a visit from Santa then out for Christmas Lunch, do a tram tour of Newcastle's city sights, visit Blackbutt wildlife reserve for a BBQ, enjoy the activities Myuna Bay has to offer, Archery, Canoeing, sailing on the river, tennis courts, mini golf, beach volley ball, swimming, bingo and entertainment. For more information contact CareAway on 02 4872 2224 or email careaway@careaway.com.au

Website: CareAway 'Christmas Fun Myuna Bay' Holiday (6 days)

International Human Solidarity Day

Monday 20 December 2010

International Human Solidarity Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 as an initiative in the fight against poverty. The Millennium Declaration identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the twenty-first century. Convinced that the promotion of the culture of solidarity and the spirit of sharing was important for combating poverty, the General Assembly proclaimed 20 December as International Human Solidarity Day.

Website: International Human Solidarity Day

Cumberland Prospect Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre - Young Carers Christmas Lunch

Monday 20 December 2010

20 December 2010, 12.00noon-3.00pm. Orana Room, Blacktown RSL, 2nd Ave, Blacktown. Cost: Free. Bring along one family member or friend. Santa will be there along with The Magnificent magician and, of course, a wonderful lunch. Transport can be provided if needed and respite options are available. RSVP: by 5 December, contact Helen or Rachel, ph 9838 0299. Source: CommunityNet

Website: Cumberland Prospect Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre - Young Carers Christmas Lunch

Pirates vs Ninja’s Discobility at Mosman

Friday 17 December 2010

What? Dance party for young people aged 12-18. Prizes and awards on the night for best dressed pirates and ninja’s, and the best dancers. You can attend alone if self-reliant; otherwise a carer must remain in attendance. Music, games and prizes by Hey DJ! When? 7pm-10pm on Friday 17 December. Where? Mosman Youth Centre, 30 The Crescent, Mosman (opposite Allan Border Oval). Cost? $7 only. RSVP? Bookings and indemnity forms are essential so phone 9978 4013 or email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au. See www.mosman.nsw.gov.au/community/youth/whats-on - then Discobility - to download an indemnity form to send, or fax to 9978 4137. Source: Warringah Disability Newsletter

Website: Pirates vs Ninja’s Discobility at Mosman

Loosely Woven concert for Alyse Saxby

Friday 17 December 2010

What? A light-hearted folky concert called “Balance” by 27 instrumentalists and singers will raise funds for Alyse Saxby, member from Pittwater, who has been chosen to represent Australia at sailing in the Special Olympics. Where? Humph Hall, 85 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights. Come early to find parking. When? 17 December, 7pm. Limited seating so arrive early. RSVP? Information from Judy Cole of Manly Sailability on info@judycole.com.au. Ticket booking by phoning Wayne on 9939 8802 or email wayne@humph.org. Source: Warringah Disability News

Website: Loosely Woven concert for Alyse Saxby

Children and Young Peoples Mental Health School – Link Conference

Thursday 16 December 2010

What? The 2010 NSW DET, Catholic Schools Office, Broken Bay Diocese & NSCCAHS Children and Young Peoples Mental Health School – Link Conference will have specialist keynote speakers addressing emerging trends and workshops showcasing successful evidence based mental health programs for schools. Themed “Caring, Connecting and Collaborating”, workshops focus on supporting students with complex mental health and related issues. The conference is targeted towards staff involved in supporting students with high support needs, as well as service providers who work with schools or provide services to children, young people and their families who experience mental health issues. When? Thursday 16 December. Where? Kariong Mountains High School, Festival Drive, Mt Penang Parklands, Kariong NSW 2250. Cost? $65 per person, with morning tea and lunch provided. Info? NSW DET Staff - Daniel Hayes, Principal, North Gosford Learning Centre, on 0409 839 092 or 02 4323 2800. NSW Health Staff - Debbie Pilkington, School Link Coordinator, Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, on 02 4304 7878. Catholic Schools Office Diocese Broken Bay - Elizabeth Douglas, Primary School Counsellor (Central Coast), on 0418 403 668. Source: Warringah Disability News No 237.

Website: Children and Young Peoples Mental Health School – Link Conference

Gathering @ Glebe: for an afternoon tea or latte or iced chocolate

Thursday 16 December 2010

Where: More’s Cafe on Glebe Point Road, Glebe Time: 2 – 5pm Cost: Approx. $10.

Website: Gathering @ Glebe: for an afternoon tea or latte or iced chocolate

Supporting Individual's with Complex & Challenging Behaviours (SICCB) Workshop

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Wednesday 15th December 9.00am - 1.30pm. The workshop provides a balance between behaviour theory (including Positive Behaviour Support), and practical tools for managing complex and challenging behaviours focusing particularly on how to manage behaviours in a crisis. This workshop highlights the importance of utilising proactive strategies and techniques in behaviour management (including communication) that assist in maintaining baseline behaviours. Learning's are reinforced in a variety of interactive exercises throughout this workshop, including the use of behavioural scenarios. Objectives: Understanding behaviour; Positive Behaviour Support; Techniques & Strategies; Communication & Interaction; Managing in a Crisis; Behaviour Scenarios; Duration & Length. 4 hour workshop. Includes catered breaks for Morning Tea and Lunch. *Registration includes printed handouts and a certificate at the completion of the workshop. Facilitators: Synapse Training developed its techniques and tools based on its knowledge and practical application of its methods in real world situations. Synapse’s trainers also keep up to date with the latest research and International standards of best practice. Synapse Training provides a world class continuum of learning that is practical, sustainable and increases the capacity of individuals or organisations who work with marginalised groups. Cost $95.

Website: Supporting Individual's with Complex & Challenging Behaviours (SICCB) Workshop

Equal Pay Day of Action

Wednesday 15 December 2010

12.00noon - Sydney Town Hall. The Australian Services Union (ASU) Committee of Management is calling on all members to participate in the Day of Action. The ASU is calling for the whole of the community sector (employers and peaks) to unite to support this action. All non-members are asked to join too.

Website: Equal Pay Day of Action

Workshop Emergency Readiness and Response for People with a Physical Disability

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Brought to you by Physical Disability Council of NSW. Emergencies affect the whole community. People with a physical disability may be vulnerable in disaster situations. Identify your needs in a disaster/emergency situation. Find out how you can be proactive and plan to ensure that your needs are met. Learn how to formulate an individual emergency action plan with your family, friends and neighbors. PDCN is holding a free workshop at the Medina Hotel 2 Lee Street Haymarket (next to Central Station), December 14th from 1pm to 5 pm. RSVP PHONE Ben Williams on 1800 688 831 or (02) 9552 1606, EMAIL benw@pdcnsw.org.au or Admin@pdcnsw.org.au.

Website: Workshop Emergency Readiness and Response for People with a Physical Disability

Physical Disability Council Of NSW - Workshop Emergency Readiness and Response for People with a Phy

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Emergencies affect the whole community. People with a physical disability may be vulnerable in disaster situations. PDCN is holding a free workshop at the Medina Hotel 2 Lee St, Haymarket (next to Central Station) from 1pm until 5pm. Identify your needs in a disaster/emergency situation, find out how you can be proactive and plan to ensure that your needs are met, learn how to formulate an individual emergency action plan with your family, friends and neighbours. RSVP to Ben Williams on 1800 688 831 or 02 9552 1606 or email benw@pdcnsw.org.au or Admin@pdcnsw.org.au. The workshop has been made possible by the generous support of the NRMA.

Website: Physical Disability Council Of NSW - Workshop Emergency Readiness and Response for People with a Phy

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Workshop

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Tuesday 14th December 9.15am - 3.30pm. On completion of this workshop, participants will have an understanding of the philosophy of Positive Behaviour Support and how it is applied. Through the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis, participants will be asked to challenge their perceptions of ‘behaviour’, to assist them to understand that all behaviour has a purpose. Participants will explore how a Behaviour Management Plan is constructed and applied, utilising principles of quality of life, strengths, least restrictive alternative, consultation and an holistic approach. Positive Behaviour Support has been internationally accepted as the proactive and effective way of supporting individuals who display challenging behaviour (Dunlap et al: 2000). Its concept is to improve both the behaviour and the quality of life of an individual (Disability and Challenging Behaviour - a targeted response, 2006, p.105). Objectives: Why do we need Positive Behaviour Support?; What is Positive Behaviour Support; Components of Positive Behaviour Support; Preventing Challenging Behaviour by improving Quality of Life; Understand the Aims & Principles of each of the Components; Teaching & encouraging appropriate behaviour; Duration & Length. Full day workshop. Includes catered breaks for Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. *Registration includes printed handouts and a certificate at the completion of the workshop. Facilitators: Synapse Training developed its techniques and tools based on its knowledge and practical application of its methods in real world situations. Synapse’s trainers also keep up to date with the latest research and International standards of best practice. Synapse Training provides a world class continuum of learning that is practical, sustainable and increases the capacity of individuals or organisations who work with marginalised groups. Cost: $150.

Website: Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Workshop

End of Year Wrap Up and Lunch - Venus

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Where: By the banks of the Parramatta River (cnr. Charles and Phillip Streets), then to Scrumptious Café (Shop 1,330 Church Street, Parramatta, entrance via Philip Street) for lunch! Time: 11.30am—2.30pm. Cost: FREE. Source: Venus Newsletter

Website: End of Year Wrap Up and Lunch - Venus

Sharing Our Stories: A Forum Celebrating Sexuality, Sex and Gender Diversity in Multicultural Commun

Tuesday 14 December 2010

City of Sydney - 14 December 2010, 5.30pm-9.30pm. NSW Teachers Federation, 37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills . What are the unique experiences of living with multiple identities and between two diverse communities? What does ‘coming out’ as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer mean within multicultural families and communities? In partnership with a range of community organisations, the City of Sydney is hosting a community forum to explore sexual and gender diversity in multicultural communities and to celebrate their journeys and strengths. Visit the website for more information. Source: CommunityNet

Website: Sharing Our Stories: A Forum Celebrating Sexuality, Sex and Gender Diversity in Multicultural Commun

International symposium on abuse and neglect of people with intellectual disability

Monday 13 December 2010

This will be held at Griffith University in Queensland on the 13/14th of December. For more information contact: Debby Johnson - d.johnson@endeavour.com.au.

Website: International symposium on abuse and neglect of people with intellectual disability

Magic Mania at Homebush in December

Saturday 11 December 2010

Careflight invites service providers to reserve this date for the free performance for disadvantaged children and their carers. They will provide further information later, and enquire about the number of tickets required. The tickets are paid for by contributions from local businesses. There are shows at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm at the Sports Centre at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush. For more information phone Ilona Techmanski of Magic Mania on 02 9699 3895 or email ilona@magicmania.com.au. Source: WARRINGAH DISABILITY NEWSLETTER No 225 – 16 March 2010

Website: Magic Mania at Homebush in December

Contact: http://ilona@magicmania.com.au

Riverina Deaf Christmas Party

Saturday 11 December 2010

BBQ at playground area of Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, from 11am until 5pm. Contact Matt on SMS 0438 848 189 or email riverinadeafgroup@live.com.au.

Website: Riverina Deaf Christmas Party

CareAway 'Jervis Bay' Holiday (4 days)

Friday 10 December 2010

This holiday runs from the 10th until the 13th of December 2010, the cost is $1,738. This holiday is for people seeking a slower paced holiday. It is expected they are mobile, able to toilet themselves and may need some personal care. Highlights: Dolphin Watch Cruise, Nowra's Animal Park, Nowra Naval and Aviation Museum, Ten Pin Bodling, visit Greenfields Beach for a BBQ and Boardwalk, Games, live entertainment, dancing and dine out. For more information contact CareAway on 02 4872 2224 or email careaway@careaway.com.au

Website: CareAway 'Jervis Bay' Holiday (4 days)

'Word Matters': Exploring the Language of Disability in Media

Friday 10 December 2010

10 December 2010, 10.30am-12.00noon, The Sargents Centre, 9-13 First Ave, Blacktown. A workshop dedicated to exploring the language of disability in media. This workshop is targeted specifically for Councils, communication personnel, local media, disability agencies and interested community members. Registrations: Amy Lawton, Community Access Worker, Blacktown City Council, ph 9839 6067 or email amy.lawton@blacktown.nsw.gov.au. Source: CommunityNet E-news 10 November.

Website: 'Word Matters': Exploring the Language of Disability in Media

‘Having a Say’ Conference 2011 - 'You are the Voice' - Art Competition Open

Friday 10 December 2010

What? VALiD announces the opening of the competition (with the theme, Dignity) as sponsored by the Office of the Senior Practitioner (OSP) and National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID). Major Winners will receive cash prizes and their art featured in the OSP documents. Minor Winners will receive both a cash prize from NCID and have their art featured on NCID Christmas Cards. To put up photos from the 2010 conference or just chat about what is coming up, see www.facebook.com/pages/Having-A-Say-Conference/105504319472291 When? Entries must be received at the VALID office by 10 December 2010, for 9-11 February 2011. Where? Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong. Cost? Sponsorship application is available for people with disability/families who require additional financial support (on top of Concession Fee) to attend are available. The Application form will tell you who is eligible for sponsorship & who will get priority Info? The registration booklet, entry form and conditions are available at www.valid.org.au. For information in other formats, or other enquiries, phone the VALID office on 03 9416 4003 or Freecall 1800 655 570 or email havingasay@valid.org.au. Christine Scott, Project Manager, VALID, 235 Napier St, Fitzroy. office: 03 9416 4003, 0418 567 518, christine@valid.org.au. Source: Warringah Disability Newsletter No 240 - 25/10/10

Website: ‘Having a Say’ Conference 2011 - 'You are the Voice' - Art Competition Open

Understanding Acquired Brain Injury (UABI) Workshop

Friday 10 December 2010

Friday 10th December 9am - 1.30pm. Workshop Overview: On completion of this workshop participants will have a basic understanding of the functions of the brain and of the impact an ABI has on an individual’s life. In addition participants will have a basic understanding of the more common impairments, behaviours and effects of ABI and how some of these can be more appropriately managed. This workshop is most suited to individuals and organisations that have had exposure to persons with an ABI, and provides a very useful foundation for further behaviour training such as the Synapse Training workshop 'Supporting Individuals with Complex and Challenging Behaviour'. Objectives: Functions of the brain; Definition and common causes; Statistics; Recovery; Communication Principles; Effective Support Strategies. Duration & Length: 4 hour workshop. Includes catered breaks for Morning Tea and Lunch. *Registration includes printed handouts and a certificate at the completion of the workshop. Facilitators: Synapse Training developed its techniques and tools based on its knowledge and practical application of its methods in real world situations. Synapse’s trainers also keep up to date with the latest research and International standards of best practice. Synapse Training provides a world class continuum of learning that is practical, sustainable and increases the capacity of individuals or organisations who work with marginalised groups. The cost of the course is $95.

Website: Understanding Acquired Brain Injury (UABI) Workshop

The Gift of Giving

Friday 10 December 2010

10 December 2010, 10.00am-12.30pm. Ashcroft High School Hall, Maxwells Ave, Ashcroft. A partnership initiative of Miller TAFE Outreach and Ashcroft High School. Bring in the spirit of the season and make a difference this Christmas to individuals and families less fortunate in Liverpool. Free morning tea and live entertainment. Share in the joy of giving by donating a non-perishable food item (food items that are in tins, cartons or packets) a new toy or a gold coin to help fill food and gift hampers for the Hunts Christmas Aid Lunch. RSVP: by 3 December, contact Carmel McNamee, Community Liaison Officer, ph 9607 8011 or 0402 148 978. Source: CommunityNet

Website: The Gift of Giving

Stroke and Disability Information presents Small Seminars for 2010

Thursday 09 December 2010

Falls Prevention: Thursday the 9th of December from 12.30pm-2.00pm, run by Falls Prevention Educator. The event will be held in the Large Meeting Room, Multi-Purpose Centre, 17 James St, Charlestown. Phone (02) 4943 9786 to book your seat.

Website: Stroke and Disability Information presents Small Seminars for 2010

Contact: http://sadi@idl.net.au

Falls Prevention - Free Small Seminar

Thursday 09 December 2010

Provided by Falls Prevention Educator, the course will run from 12.30 until 2.00pm in the Large Meeting Room, Multi-Purpose Centre, 17 James St, Charlestown. To RSVP phone 02 4943 9786. Source: Stroke and Disability Information.

Website: Falls Prevention - Free Small Seminar

Christmas Workshop for Carers

Thursday 09 December 2010

When: Thursday 9th December 2010. Time: 9.30 am – 2.30 pm. Venue: Belmont 16FT Sailing Club (Quarterdeck Room) The Parade, Belmont. Cost: $10.00 (includes morning tea & light lunch). Come along and: Catch up with other Carers Admire the Best Christmas Outfit & Hat Receive resources & information Enjoy Morning Tea & Lunch Relax & restore yourself Sing Carols, participate in Tai Chi & laugh with Ruby the Clown! Limited Places Available - Bookings Essential Contact EDuCARE on 49 214895 or email Educare-Admin@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au.

Website: Christmas Workshop for Carers

Free Small Seminar: Stroke and Disability Information

Thursday 09 December 2010

Thursday December 9th 12.30-2.00pm, Falls Prevention by a Falls Prevention Educator. Where: The Large Meeting Room, Multi-purpose centre, 17 James St, Charlestown. RSVP: Phone 02 4943 9786 to book your seat.

Website: Free Small Seminar: Stroke and Disability Information

Falls Prevention Seminar

Thursday 09 December 2010

Stroke and Disability Information presents a free small seminar from 12.30pm until 2.00pm at 17 James St, Charlestown. The seminar will be offered by Falls Prevention Educator Ms Linda Woodward - Physiotherapist. Call 02 4943 9786 for information and bookings.

Website: Falls Prevention Seminar

Christmas Workshop for Carers

Thursday 09 December 2010

Time: 9.30 am – 2.30 pm. Venue: Belmont 16FT Sailing Club (Quarterdeck Room) The Parade, Belmont. Cost: $10.00 (includes morning tea & light lunch). Come along and: Catch up with other Carers Admire the Best Christmas Outfit & Hat Receive resources & information Enjoy Morning Tea & Lunch Relax & restore yourself Sing Carols, participate in Tai Chi & laugh with Ruby the Clown! Respite available by contacting Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre on 1800 052 222 Don’t miss out! Limited Places Available - Bookings Essential, Contact EDuCARE on 49 214895 or email Educare-Admin@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au.

Website: Christmas Workshop for Carers

Rosie's Place Open Day

Thursday 09 December 2010

9 December 2010, 12.00noon-2.00pm. Rosie’s Place, 18 Bungalow Rd, Plumpton. Come along to a Community Open Day at Rosie's Place; meet and greet the newly appointed Aboriginal Sexual Assault Workers. Lunch provided. RSVP: by 1 December, ph 9625 2599 or email rosiesplace@bigpond.com.au.

Website: Rosie's Place Open Day

“Working with & supporting informal carers" Research to Practice Briefing Paper Launch

Thursday 09 December 2010

The Benevolent Society. 9 December 2010, 9.00am-11.00am. The Benevolent Society, Level 1, 188 Oxford St, Paddington. The Hon. Peter Primrose MLC, NSW Minister for Ageing will launch “Working with and supporting informal carers”, with presentations by Alan Owen – University of Wollongong, Elena Katrakis – Carers NSW, Susan Hynes – The Benevolent Society. Prepared by the University of Wollongong and The Benevolent Society, this Briefing Paper uses research evidence to guide community care workers and managers with older people and carers. RSVP: by 3 December, contact Susanna Eckersley, email susannae@bensoc.org.auThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or ph 9339 8064.

Website: “Working with & supporting informal carers" Research to Practice Briefing Paper Launch

Drug & Alcohol Dependency Training - Geelong

Wednesday 08 December 2010

The Australasian Housing Institute Presents: Working with clients with drug and/or alcohol dependency workshop. The AHI are pleased to announce details of this one-day workshop aimed at client services staff. The workshop will enable staff to explore issues of working more effectively with clients who are experiencing substance abuse dependency. This training involves: * gaining a broad understanding of substance abuse concerns, * understanding the why and how of assessing substance abuse problems, * exploring relationship building skills with people with substance abuse problems, * exploring major models for understanding dependency and change ( abstention, harm minimisation, controlled use), * examining strategise to facilitate change and * identifying and sharing local knowledge of appropriate agencies which may be available for additional expertise and referral. Our presenter, Scott Natho B. Science (Psychology) Honours, Masters of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Psychology (Forensic) Candidate, has extensive experience in working with clients with drug and/or alcohol dependency. Scott has worked as a clinical psychologist since 1996 and has held the position of Senior Psychologist with The Park – Centre for Mental Health in Brisbane since 2002. In his present role Scott works in a high security in-patient setting to provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to adults with mental and developmental disorders. Comments from participants: * Excellent presentation and great information. * I really enjoyed the training and resources provided. I would definitely recommend the training to others. * Very enjoyable and useful. * Highly valuable as the workshop covered everything that we deal with in our jobs on a daily basis. * Very rarely do you find such an interesting presentation, with lots of practical approach to issues. * Scott’s knowledge was impressive - very informative. Location:Melbourne. Date:7th December 2010, 9:30am- 4:30pm. Venue:Saxons Training Facilities, Level 8, 500 Collins St, Melbourne. Location: Geelong. Date: Wednesday 8th December 2010, 9:30am-4:30pm. Venue: Mercure Geelong, Cnr Gheringhap and Myer Street, Geelong. Cost: member - $220 non-members - $275. For more information or to register online please contact our office. Contact by calling 0264947566 or emailing events@housinginstitute.org.

Website: Drug & Alcohol Dependency Training - Geelong

School to Work Transition program for young people with a disability

Tuesday 07 December 2010

Xcelerate Employment Solutions, a Disability Employment Service, has developed an exciting and innovative employment program for school leavers from Year 10-12 with disabilities or special needs. This joint initiative with ATEL/ WPC group provides a specialised transition support whilst the student is in the final stages of school and support the young person to access suitable employment with training and provide on-going post-placement support. Mentoring and support is also provided through Sailors With Disabilities. To find out more about this FREE program, principals, teachers, transition & career advisers, parents and students are invited to attend an iJOBS information session on: Date: Tuesday 7th December 2010, Time: 7.30pm, Venue: Bonnie Doon Golf Club, Banks Avenue, Pagewood, RSVP: 1300 136 654 or email jobs@ijobs.net.au. For further information please see attachments or contact Dr Jeff Bogan at Xcelerate Employment Solutions on 1300 136 654.

Website: School to Work Transition program for young people with a disability

Drug & Alcohol Dependency Training - Melbourne

Tuesday 07 December 2010

The Australasian Housing Institute Presents: Working with clients with drug and/or alcohol dependency workshop. The AHI are pleased to announce details of this one-day workshop aimed at client services staff. The workshop will enable staff to explore issues of working more effectively with clients who are experiencing substance abuse dependency. This training involves: * gaining a broad understanding of substance abuse concerns, * understanding the why and how of assessing substance abuse problems, * exploring relationship building skills with people with substance abuse problems, * exploring major models for understanding dependency and change ( abstention, harm minimisation, controlled use), * examining strategise to facilitate change and * identifying and sharing local knowledge of appropriate agencies which may be available for additional expertise and referral. Our presenter, Scott Natho B. Science (Psychology) Honours, Masters of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Psychology (Forensic) Candidate, has extensive experience in working with clients with drug and/or alcohol dependency. Scott has worked as a clinical psychologist since 1996 and has held the position of Senior Psychologist with The Park – Centre for Mental Health in Brisbane since 2002. In his present role Scott works in a high security in-patient setting to provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to adults with mental and developmental disorders. Comments from participants: * Excellent presentation and great information. * I really enjoyed the training and resources provided. I would definitely recommend the training to others. * Very enjoyable and useful. * Highly valuable as the workshop covered everything that we deal with in our jobs on a daily basis. * Very rarely do you find such an interesting presentation, with lots of practical approach to issues. * Scott’s knowledge was impressive - very informative. Location:Melbourne. Date:7th December 2010, 9:30am- 4:30pm. Venue:Saxons Training Facilities, Level 8, 500 Collins St, Melbourne. Location: Geelong. Date: Wednesday 8th December 2010, 9:30am-4:30pm. Venue: Mercure Geelong, Cnr Gheringhap and Myer Street, Geelong. Cost: member - $220 non-members - $275. For more information or to register online please contact our office. Contact by calling 0264947566 or emailing events@housinginstitute.org.

Website: Drug & Alcohol Dependency Training - Melbourne

Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Monday 06 December 2010

December 6-7. LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE!! Cost: MHCC Member: $300.00 Non Member: $400.00. This 2 day workshop provides valuable training for frontline staff working to support adult survivors of child abuse with complex need. The training will assist workers to engage more effectively with individuals who may (or may not) have disclosed childhood abuse but who present with complex social and mental health needs such as: risk of suicide; self-harm; chaotic lifestyle; drug and alcohol abuse; sexual dysfunction; relationship and parenting issues, etc. The aim of the training is to provide participants with current information about the causes of a broad spectrum of mental and physical health issues adult survivors of childhood abuse experience. The course will provide information about the dynamics of childhood abuse and enable participants to make sense of the context in which problems developed. The course has been developed by MHCC in collaboration with ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse). Workshop material covered includes: • The Dynamics of abuse, • Childhood responses to threats/coping strategies, • Survival strategies in adulthood, • Impacts of childhood abuse, • Treatment models, • Good-practice guidelines, • Application exercises, • Reflective practice. Venue: Quality Inn Carriage House, Cnr Sturt Hwy & Eunony Bridge Rd Wagga Wagga. All training commences at 9am. All course information, and enrolment forms, can be accessed via the MHCC website at www.mhcc.org.au. If you require any further assistance with bookings please contact our Admin Officer Joanne Timbs at training@mhcc.org.au or phone (02) 9555 8388 ex 106.

Website: Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

ADEC ArtAbility 2010

Monday 06 December 2010

Date: 6 - 14 December, 2010, Location: Melbourne, Victoria. Description: A vibrant and inspiring art exhibition in the Atrium at Federation Square during 6-14 December, will showcase over 150 works created by 93 ethnic artists living with a disability. The artists have been selected from all over Melbourne to show their extraordinary talent; the paintings, photos, sketches etc explore the theme "Summer". Comments: This big exhibition is bold, fascinating and full of imagination and talent. There is a joyful and colourful commentary on what summer feels, tastes and looks like by the artists. Opens 9am - 5pm every day from 6 to 14 December.

Website: ADEC ArtAbility 2010

Autism and Aspergers: Getting Ready for 2011 Educator Workshop

Monday 06 December 2010

6 December 2010, 9.30am-3.00pm, Main Event Function Centre, Level 1, 107-109 Main St, Blacktown or 7 December 2010, 9.30am-3.00pm, North Sydney Leagues Club, 12-20 Abbott St, Cammeray. Cost: $125; includes morning tea and lunch. Presenter: Sue Larkey, International Author, Autism Spectrum Specialist, Teacher. Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the Education System having both taught as a Primary School Teacher and Special Education Teacher. Sue has taught students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the mainstream and at a Specialist Autism School. She combines the practical experience with extensive research, having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate of Education. This workshop is ideal preparation for next year. Starting new students, Teachers and Teachers’ Assistants off on the right path makes a big difference to the year a success. Source: CommunityNet Enews 10 November 2010.

Website: Autism and Aspergers: Getting Ready for 2011 Educator Workshop

Human Rights Week Launch

Monday 06 December 2010

The Human Rights Week Organising Committee INVITES YOU TO ATTEND Human Rights Week Launch. 6 December 2010, 3 pm – 5 pm. Hobart Town Hall. Key note speaker: Honourable Duncan Kerr SC Other speakers, awards and refreshments. RSVP 29 November 2010, Claire Hansen, Human Rights Week Organising Committee, Level 1, 54 Victoria Street Hobart Tas 7000, (03) 62334841, Claire.hansen@justice.tas.gov.au.

Website: Human Rights Week Launch

First Flight Crew at The Wharf Open Day

Sunday 05 December 2010

Accessible Arts NSW, the peak arts and disability organization across NSW, is delighted that hip hop group First Flight Crew have been selected as the faces of the Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign for 2010. First Flight Crew are an eight piece hip hop outfit from Western Sydney. Originally the crew came together in late 2008 as participants of a series of Accessible Arts and Club Wild workshops for people with a disability in song creation with hip hop artist Morganics. Sunday 5 December 2010, The Wharf Open Day. Pier 4, Hickson Rd Walsh Bay NSW 200.

Website: First Flight Crew at The Wharf Open Day

2010 EmbraceAbility Day

Saturday 04 December 2010

Dunningham Park, Cronulla, Sat 4 December : 10am - 3pm. EmbraceAbility Day at Dunningham Park, Cronulla will be a community celebration day. Members of the community are invited to participate in activities such as belly dancing, choirs, face painting and craft. EmbraceAbility Day will also include a "Stroll and Roll" along the coastal foreshore. There will be food stalls and many displays and lots of free activities. This event is organised by a group of Disability Service providers who are located in the Sutherland Shire and St George area. Event address: Elouera Road. Contact Civic Disability: Contact phone number: 02 9524 3916, Contact email address:jayneb@civicres.com.au. Source: IDPwD website. Cost:There is no entry fee to this event. Food and drinks will be available for

Website: 2010 EmbraceAbility Day

18th Annual Thirroul 'Hands on Day' - The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia Inc

Saturday 04 December 2010

Run by the South Coast Branch of the Disabled Surfers Association for the South Coast Region's Disabled Participants. The event runs from 9am until 1pm, lunch is provided free to attendees. The day will be held at Thirroul Beach, meet at the Thirroul SLSC on the park side. The cost is free to volunteers and carers, $10 to all non DSA member participants - bring your boardies. Become a helper for the morning. Contact Ian on 0421 601 222 or Michael on 0418 420 620. Appreciation certificates issued on the day.

Website: 18th Annual Thirroul 'Hands on Day' - The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia Inc

Free KIDSFLIX “A Christmas Carol” through the Arthritis Foundation of NSW

Saturday 04 December 2010

What? Children with special needs (with disability, or disadvantaged, or underprivileged) and their siblings / parents / carers/ grandparents are invited to see a movie. Tickets are sponsored by local small businesses and residents. Speakers are When? Face painters and clowns from 9.15am, movie starts at 10am on Saturday 4 December. Where? Hoyts Cinema, Warringah Mall, corner Condamine St and Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale. RSVP? Phone Clarissa Becus of Arthritis Foundation on NSW on 9857 3310 or 1800 011 041, for the form listing the number of children / adults and their special needs. Forms to be returned by last mail on Friday 26 November. Source: Warringah Disability News 241

Website: Free KIDSFLIX “A Christmas Carol” through the Arthritis Foundation of NSW

Celebrate International Day of People With Disability at Vaucluse House

Saturday 04 December 2010

Where: South Paddock, Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse on December 4th from 2-5pm. Discover trail and picnic. Bring your friends and family, a picnic rug and a plate to share. Explore the grounds of Vaucluse House on an organised discovery trail at 2.30pm then join in the fun with games and a picnic on the lawn. A sign language interpreter and seeing guides for people with low vision will be available for the discovery trail. Please advise if you need other services. Groundfloor only is wheelchair accessible, photographs are available of upstairs rooms and cellar. Braille, large print guides. Free parking on the ground. #325 bus from Edgecliff station every 30mins for public transport. RSVP by Friday 19 November, phone 02 9386 7930 or email maryf@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

Website: Celebrate International Day of People With Disability at Vaucluse House

Campbelltown City Christmas Carols

Saturday 04 December 2010

4 December 2010, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Campbelltown Arts Centre Amphitheatre. Children will be in for a magical evening of festive spirit, with a special appearance by Dorothy the Dinosaur, as well as a host of entertainers and local choirs. Bring a picnic, a blanket and your best singing voice, and join the likes of Odyssey House Choir, Sweet Tonic and Ingleburn Public School choir in celebrating the joy of Christmas. Of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without a special visit from the jolly man in the red suit, and the evening culminates with the lighting of the giant Community Christmas Tree. This drug and alcohol free event is proudly brought to you by Campbelltown City Council in association with the Rotary Clubs of Campbelltown and Macarthur Sunrise. For more information: ph 4645 4921. Source: CommunityNet.

Website: Campbelltown City Christmas Carols

Crowd About & Sing IDPwD Celebration

Saturday 04 December 2010

4 December 2010, 10.00am-12.00noon. Katoomba Youth Hostel Association Ballroom, 207 Katoomba St, Katoomba. A collaboration between Sylvanvale Foundation, Crowd Around Choir and Community Service TAFE students, all members of the community are warmly welcome to a group sing-a-long. For more information: ph 0439 649 949 or email dcretney@sylvanvale.com.au.

Website: Crowd About & Sing IDPwD Celebration

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Friday 03 December 2010

The theme of the 2010 commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is "Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond". The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life.

Website: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Celebration of Ability 2010 Dance Party

Friday 03 December 2010

The theme of the event is 'Wild, Wild West'. The event will be held on Friday the 3rd of Decemeber 2010 from 6.00pm until 10.00pm at Hammond Hall, Wagga Wagga Show Grounds, Bourke St, Wagga Wagga. For more information contact DAN on 02 6921 9225 or email dan_inc@bigpond.com.

Website: Celebration of Ability 2010 Dance Party

Wild Wild West Dance Party of 2010 - Wagga Wagga

Friday 03 December 2010

Celebration of International Day of People with a Disability. Fun family night, entry by gold coin donation (children under 15 should be accompanied by an adult). Free BBQ and drinks, door prizes, disco music. This event will be held from 6.00pm until 10.00pm at Hammond Hall, Wagga Wagga, Show Grouns, Bourke St, Wagga Wagga. For more information contact the Disability Advocacy Network Inc on 02 6921 9225.

Website: Wild Wild West Dance Party of 2010 - Wagga Wagga

Dinner Dance to celebrate International Day for People with Disability (Bomaderry)

Friday 03 December 2010

Shoalhaven Disability Forum would like to invite people with a disability, family, friends and distinguished guests to come and join us for a DINNER DANCE to celebrate International Day for People with a Disability. Theme: “The more colours we wear the brighter the world will be”. The event will be held at Bomaderry RSL Club from 6pm. The cost is $16 per head, $8 under 12 year old. Official Ceremonies commence at 6.15 pm, Dinner 6.30pm, Prizes: Lucky Door; Most coulourfully dressed; Most Colourfully Decorated Table. Tickets available until 26th November from: Nowra Neighbourhood Centre 134 Kinghorne St Nowra ph44215077 All Other inquires to ph 44293411.

Website: Dinner Dance to celebrate International Day for People with Disability (Bomaderry)

Dinner Dance - Shoalhaven

Friday 03 December 2010

Disability Forum would like to invite people with a disability, family, friends and distinguished guests to come and join us for a DINNER DANCE to celebrate International Day for People with a Disability. Theme “The more colours we wear the brighter the world will be”. Where - Bomaderry RSL Club 6pm, Costs - $16 per head, $8 under 12 year old, Official Ceremonies commence at 6.15 pm Dinner 6.30pm, Prizes on the night include: • Lucky Door, • Most colourfully dressed, • Most Colourfully Decorated Table. Tickets available till 26th November from: Nowra Neighbourhood Centre 134 Kinghorne, St Nowra ph 4421 5077 All Other inquires to ph 4429 3411

Website: Dinner Dance - Shoalhaven

Embracing Diversity Festival - Albury/Wodonga

Friday 03 December 2010

Performances by various groups, lunch, games, workshops such as dance, drumming and others, dance party. Held on the 3-4 December 2010 and brought to you by Albury/Wodonga Disability Groups. For more information contact: Deborah Ross, Phone: 0260553411, Email: DeborahRoss@wangaratta.vic.gov.au.

Website: Embracing Diversity Festival - Albury/Wodonga

Self Injurious Behaviour in Developmental Disability - The Centre for Applied Behaviour Analysis

Friday 03 December 2010

The Assessment and Behavioural Support of Self Injurious Behaviour in Persons with Developmental Disability. Morning and Afternoon Tea and Hot Lunch are provided. If you are unable to attend on the day please send a substitute. Highlights include: what to do if things are at a crisis point, theories of self injury and their application in the real world, prevelance of self injury, simply and effective assessment. The event will occur from 9.30am until 4.30pm at the Intercontinental Hotel, Cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney NSW. Bookings can be made by phoning 07 5630 1810 or emailing kylo@thecaba.com.au.

Website: Self Injurious Behaviour in Developmental Disability - The Centre for Applied Behaviour Analysis

Celebrate id Day

Friday 03 December 2010

id Day is helf on 3rd December each year in recognition of International Day of People with Disability. id Day a Sunnyfield initative that promotes people with disability as individuals, it's about everyone having a unique identity, not a label. Funds raised through id Day will assist Sunnyfield to continue to provide the best possible care and services to people with an intellectual disability in their community. To find out how you can get involved please contact Lisa McMurtrie on 02 8977 8823 or l.mcmurtrie@sunnyfield.org.au.

Website: Celebrate id Day

2010 Disability Expo - Central Coast Disability Network

Friday 03 December 2010

In recognition of International Day of People with Disability, December 3rd, Central Coast Disability Network in collaboration with a number of local disability service providers (both NGO’s and government) will be hosting the 2010 Disability Expo at Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi, from 10:00m to 3:00pm. Our aim for this event is for people with disability, non-government organisations, businesses, all levels of government and the wider community to unite and celebrate the achievements of people with disability. The Disability Expo 2010 will showcase the availability of excellent activities, supports and community services here on the Central Coast and promote public awareness of the contributions by people with disability to the development of our Community. There will be live entertainment, activities and lucky door prizes so come along have a look around and have some fun! For further information please contact Central Coast Disability Network on 0243 242355.

Website: 2010 Disability Expo - Central Coast Disability Network

Access All Areas Film Festival 2010 - IDEAS is a sponsor: contact us for information on accessibilit

Friday 03 December 2010

What? Since 2008, the AAAFF has presented a fully accessible program of Australian Features and shorts across NSW (12 regional centres, Sydney) from 22 Nov to 3 Dec, which feature open captions, audio description, extended wheelchair access, introductions and Q&A sessions Auslan interpreted (in audio description, on-screen action is described in between the dialogue and either played live in the theatre or transmitted through an individual audioreceiver). The festival is organized by the not for profit company The Festivalists Ltd and copresented by the NSW Human Services, Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC). * Summer Coda (M) by director Richard Gray, 2010, 108 min, stars Rachel Taylor and Alex Dimitriades. This Australian romantic drama is set in the orange groves of sun-baked Mildura along the Murray River. Returning home to a family she’s never known, Heidi is seeking closure. Busking for cash with her treasured violin, she catches the attention of orange grove owner. Where? Dendy Opera Quays, 2 East Circular Quay. When? Friday 3 December, with 6pm pre-screening reception (free drinks), film starts t 6:30pm. RSVP? Bookings essential, so phone the festival office on 9281 5608 or email karina@thefestivalists.com for tickets, group bookings and to request a wheelchair space. Source: Warringah Disability Newsletter No 240 25/10/10.

Website: Access All Areas Film Festival 2010 - IDEAS is a sponsor: contact us for information on accessibilit

Official Launch of the Little Blue Gum Creek Wheelchair Track- Roseville

Friday 03 December 2010

What? Ku-ring-gai Council invites all to the official launch of the track where Cormorants can be spied drying their wings in the sun. The boardwalk accommodates wheelchair access direct from the parking bays on the corner of Lady Game Drive and Grosvenor Road. The wheelchair track is approximately 200 metres long with vistas of eucalyptus grandis towering overhead and pockets of Casuarina forests in between. The project was made possible through funding from State Government program Metropolitan Greenspace and Ku-ring-gai’s Environmental Levy. When? Friday 3 December at 11am to mark International Day of Disability. Where? The track meanders alongside Little Blue Gum Creek RSVP? Phone Mary Lou Lewis on 9424 0961 to register your attendance and for catering purposes. Source: Warringah Disability Newsletter No 240 - 25/10/10

Website: Official Launch of the Little Blue Gum Creek Wheelchair Track- Roseville

Online Discussion: CEDAW and Australia: Does it matter and what difference can it make?

Friday 03 December 2010

3 – 10 Dec 2010 @ Gender Equality Online. For the 2010 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women UNIFEM Australia (part of UN Women) is focusing on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forums of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This year the Australian Government provided its 6th and 7th combined reports to the CEDAW Committee in New York. Since this time, the Committee has released their concluding comments on the Australian Government’s compliance with CEDAW. There has not yet however been a statement released by the Australian Government on the reaction to the Concluding Observations and what actions are intended to follow. Issues in Australia that remain of significant concern to the Committee include persistent high levels of violence against women particularly against migrant and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations; insufficient legal frameworks to protect women against violence; and recommendations that Australia remove its remaining two reservations to the Optional Protocol. In addition to an Australian Government delegation presenting to the Committee on Discrimination against Women, were six Australian NGO representatives. These individuals and other leading experts on CEDAW will be actively visiting Gender Equality Online from Dec. 3rd – Dec. 10th (Human Rights Day) during the 16 Days of Activism to answer your questions about CEDAW, the Committee on Discrimination against Women, the CEDAW concluding comments, the Optional Protocol and how does this all relate to Australia? What is the importance of these human rights tools? What exactly are these tools and how do they work? All you have to do is visit Gender Equality Online before or during the week of Dec.3rd to Dec.10th and post your question either as an open question to all participants or to a specific individual. Ask your questions to some of Australia’s leading experts on women’s rights, CEDAW and the Optional Protocol!

Website: Online Discussion: CEDAW and Australia: Does it matter and what difference can it make?

Access All Areas Film Festival - Sydney

Friday 03 December 2010

Come and join in this unique celebration of International Day of People With Disability. Dendy Opera Quays (9/2 East Circular Quay, Sydney) will come alive with accessible cinema on the 3rd of December, offering the Australian feature film Summer Coda, to people with disability, their families, friends and carers for FREE and creating inclusiveness. The cinemas will featuring the following accessible technologies: open captions, hearing loop, Auslan Interpreter, wheelchair seating in the theatre, wheelchair entry, accessible parking and Audio Description. To book a seat call 02 9281 5608 (all tickets are free). To find out more information to, from and at the event free call 1800 029 904, TTY 02 6947 3377 or SMS 0458 296 602 and speak to a friendly IDEAS member. The night will begin with complimentary drinks at 6.00pm followed by the feature film at 6.30pm. IDEAS is a partner for this event and will be providing accessible information. Come and speak to us on the night!

Website: Access All Areas Film Festival - Sydney

Stop Domestic Violence Day

Friday 03 December 2010

3 December 2010, 6.00pm-8.30pm, Mount Druitt Pools, Mount St, Mt Druitt. All welcome. Decorate some lanterns which will be lit and floated on the pool in memory of victims of domestic violence. Free Sausage Sizzle, Free Face Painting, Free Pool Entry, Free Info Bags. Registrations: contact Rebekah, ph 4731 5098. Source: CommunityNet Enews

Website: Stop Domestic Violence Day

A Sound and Light Celebration

Friday 03 December 2010

3 December 2010, 10.00am-12.00noon. Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High St, Penrith. Cost: Free. A celebration of the talents of people with disability in the Penrith area. Celebrating International Day of People With Disability, the program involves an exhibition of artworks produced by the Sunnyfield Aboriginal Arts project, a multi media performance by disability organisations, NADO and Flintwood and a CD launch, and a participatory drumming session facilitated by the Golden Stave Therapy Centre. Supported by the National Disability Coordination Officer Program based at the University of Western Sydney. Morning tea provided. RSVP: by 30 November, contact Celia Bishop, ph 4732 7838. For more information: contact Joe Ibbitson, Community Programs Coordinator, Penrith City Council, email jibbitson@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.

Website: A Sound and Light Celebration

Vision for Beyond Vision

Friday 03 December 2010

3 December 2010, 11.00am-1.30pm, Powerhouse Youth Theatre, 19 Harris St, Fairfield. Cost: Free. The first of its kind in Australia, Beyond Vision is a group of dedicated, culturally diverse performers from the Fairfield and wider Western Sydney regions, all experiencing varying levels of vision impairment. They have recently commenced training with a professional theatre director to develop a unique performance curriculum. This Open Day will consist of an open Beyond Vision workshop inviting the public to participate. The Beyond Vision ensemble will share some of the skills they have learnt and their unique approaches to performance with members of the wider community both vision impaired and sighted, and members of the public will gain an insight into the experiences of those who identify with vision impairment in a creative, collaborative and enlightening process. For more information: ph 9724 6077 or email info@pyt.com.au. Source: CommunityNet Enews

Website: Vision for Beyond Vision

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Breakfast

Friday 03 December 2010

Wollondilly Disability Access Advisory Committee & Wollondilly Shire Council. 3 December 2010, 7.00am-9.00am. Picton Bowling Club, Argyle St, Picton. Cost: Free. The theme for this year’s breakfast is ‘caring’ and guest speakers will provide information about the roles of carers in the community. This event aims to raise awareness about access issues for people with a disability while promoting a positive image. For more information: ph 4677 1150 or email gay.hardwick@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au.

Website: International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Breakfast

Disability Services Expo

Friday 03 December 2010

3 December 2010,10.00am-11.00am, Main Foyers, South Block & North Block, Nepean Hospital, Cnr Derby & Parker Sts (entrance via Derby St), Kingswood. For more information: ph 4734 3191 or email jenny_harrison@wsahs.nsw.gov.au. Source: CommunityNet Enews.

Website: Disability Services Expo

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Celebration - 3 Dec 2010, Smithfield

Friday 03 December 2010

Woodville Community Services Inc, International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Celebration, 3 December 2010, 10.00am-2.00pm, Brennan Park Hall, Bourke St, Smithfield. Cost: $5. Celebrating multiculturalism and raising awareness for people with a disability. A range of different activities from food samples from around the world, a variety of music, artwork and traditional dress from around the nation. For more information: ph 0417 772 835 or email mdoan@woodville.org.au.

Website: International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Celebration - 3 Dec 2010, Smithfield

HOUSE WITH NO STEPS - Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Friday 03 December 2010

3rd December 2010 10.00am – 2.00pm. “Laughter rang out over the beat of drums at Doonan yesterday, wheelchairs whirred by and others lined up for their turn at a rally car drive. The occasion was ‘International Day of People with Disability ‘ at Noosa’s House With No Steps, but it appeared more a celebration of the joy of life…” SUNSHINE COAST DAILY, 4/12/09. Event Description: House With No Steps are once again holding a Community Event at their Doonan site to mark the United Nations International Day of People with Disability.  Free entry (including Lucky ‘door’ prizes);  Music/Dance performances;  Art/Craft activities;  Interactive Music Workshop;  Percussion/Drumming circle;  ‘Wheel Adventures’ accessible motorbike rides;  Rally Car rides;  ‘Cooking Show’ with celebrity chefs;  Petting Zoo;  Reptile Show;  Pedal Go karts;  Disability Service Provider stalls and information;  Mobile Carebus;  Face Painting, showbags and much more!!!  Sausage Sizzle/Noodle Bar/Hot & Cold Drinks available for purchase. Details: House With No Steps, Doonan is located on Charles Duke Memorial Drive (off Eumundi Noosa Rd/Fellowship Drive). The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. This event is registered on the IDPwD Events Calendar www.ipdwd.com.au. For further information/enquiries please contact: Nikki Hill, nhill@hwns.com.au, (07) 5471 0072, 0434 165 716.

Website: HOUSE WITH NO STEPS - Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Auslan-Interpreted Services Expo - 3 Dec 2010, Parramatta

Friday 03 December 2010

Deaf Society of NSW. Auslan-Interpreted Services Expo. 3 December 2010, 10.15am. Parramatta Town Hall, Church St Mall, Parramatta. Auslan interpreted event for International Day for People with Disability. Information, activities and an interpreted tour of the Parramatta Train Station and expo stalls. For more information: contact June Stathis, email jstathis@deafsociety.com. Source: CommunityNet

Website: Auslan-Interpreted Services Expo - 3 Dec 2010, Parramatta

Get DIS Party Started

Thursday 02 December 2010

Accessible Arts NSW, the peak arts and disability organization across NSW, is delighted that hip hop group First Flight Crew have been selected as the faces of the Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign for 2010. First Flight Crew are an eight piece hip hop outfit from Western Sydney. Originally the crew came together in late 2008 as participants of a series of Accessible Arts and Club Wild workshops for people with a disability in song creation with hip hop artist Morganics. Thursday 2 December 2010 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Revesby Workers Club, 2B Brett St, Revesby NSW 2212. Bookings essential.RSVP, Free call 1800 893 044 or email companioncard@nds.org.au

Website: Get DIS Party Started

Post-Release Employment - 2 Dec 2010, Camperdown

Thursday 02 December 2010

Sydney Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney Post-Release Employment. 2 December 2010, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Faculty Common Room, Level 4, Sydney Law School, Eastern Ave, University of Sydney. Cost: Free. Gaining employment is frequently advocated as a key form of post-release support. However, with the rise of employment screening, the tightening of regulations around the security industry and a competitive job market (amongst other things), the prospects for recently released prisoners gaining employment has been eroded in recent times. Notwithstanding these issues, there are also many challenges faced by ex-prisoners in staying in poorly paid employment when the lure of easy money beckons. This seminar will investigate these issues and will explore post-release employment opportunities available to ex-prisoners. Speakers include: A representative and clients from the Community Restorative Centre, Dr Bronwyn Naylor (Monash University), Brad Parker (CFMEU). Source: CommunityNet Enews 10 November 2010

Website: Post-Release Employment - 2 Dec 2010, Camperdown

This is MY Ability 2010 - free event

Thursday 02 December 2010

The Inner West Disability forum celebrates INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY. •Zumba •Bollywood Dancing •Origami •Drumming •Magician •Dance & Music •Face Painting •Coffee & Ice Cream •Light Lunch. The event runs from 10.30am - 1.30pm at Woodstock Community Centre 22 Church Street, Burwood. Access to car park via Fitzroy StreetFor enquiries and bookings contact Ethnic Child Care Family and Community Services Co-op Ltd on 9569 1288.

Website: This is MY Ability 2010 - free event

Living in density in Greater Sydney – Shelter NSW seminar on December 2

Thursday 02 December 2010

• Poorer households are living in density in the private rental and home ownership markets. • Many larger families in multi-unit developments are living in overcrowded conditions. • People are living longer term in multi-unit developments. This seminar aims to bring together a group of stakeholders to discuss the challenges of living in greater density – and what this means for households on low incomes. We want to tease out the implications of our recent ‘Living well in greater density’ report for Sydney’s sub-regions – as well as discuss the Sydney Metropolitan Strategy (‘City of cities: a plan for Sydney’s future’), which encourages a more compact city. This seminar will feed into our development of a strategy around this often overlooked segment of the housing market. Speakers: • Professor Bill Randolph, Director, City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales; • Sharon Fingland, former Assistant Director, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), architect and urban planner, and a PhD student at the University of Western Sydney, and • Mike Sheargold, Director, Jannawi Family Centre, and Projects Manager, NSW Family Services (FAMS). When: Thursday, 2 December 2010, from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Where: Trades Hall Auditorium, ground floor, 377–383 Sussex Street (near Goulburn Street), Sydney. Who should attend? Housing stakeholders and activists from Greater Sydney – including councils, and tenant advocacy and advice services, plus key agencies working with CALD communities, and family and children’s services. Registration fees: $35.00 (waged) and $10.00 (unwaged). Bookings are essential, and registrations are due by Friday, 26 November. Register by fax (to (02) 9267 5001), post (to Shelter NSW, Suite 2, Level 4, 377–383 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000) or email (to admin@shelternsw.org.au). For registration queries, please call Yana Myronenko on (02) 9267 5733 ext. 13.

Website: Living in density in Greater Sydney – Shelter NSW seminar on December 2

Bounce and Slide

Thursday 02 December 2010

There will be Free sessions of fun and activity for young children with additional needs at Bounce and Slide, South Nowra. Thursday the 2nd of December. Preschool aged 9.30am to 10.30am. Ist Primary session 11.00am to 12.00 noon. 2nd Primary session 12.30pm – 1.30 pm. Children will need to be supervised by their parents, carers or teachers during sessions. Children must wear socks. Please note younger siblings of children with additional needs may buy tickets on the day for sessions. To book call Kerry Kyriacou on 0412 340 669 or fax group bookings to Noahs Ark Centre on 4422 5156 by the 26th November. Proudly Sponsored by Shoalhaven Early Intervention Network.

Website: Bounce and Slide

Sports CONNECT: Webinar 3 – Benefits of being involved in sport and active recreation

Thursday 02 December 2010

Webinar 3 – Thursday 2nd December 2010, 1:00pm AEDST. This series will help you provide opportunities for people with disability to participate in sport and active recreation. Share practical examples and communicate with people from disability and sport sectors, all without leaving your office or home. Connecting sport and people with disability through the Sports CONNECT webinar series. A webinar is simply an online presentation live on the internet. It is not only one-way communication – as an attendee you can ask questions and take part in polls. No special software is required and it is free. Webinar 3: Why do we do it? Disability Sector - What are the benefits of being involved in sport and active recreation In this webinar we will consider the results of recent research on the benefits and constraints to participation in sport and active recreation. Again, we will look at practical evidence that supports the research findings. We will ‘test’ the research, giving a real life example of how a disability service provider developed an activity program and what benefits or ‘challenges’ were faced along the way.

Website: Sports CONNECT: Webinar 3 – Benefits of being involved in sport and active recreation

CareAway 'Gold Coast Holiday' (7 days)

Wednesday 01 December 2010

This holiday runs from the 1st until the 7th of December 2010, the cost is $2398. This holiday is for 1/ people who are active and mobile, requiring only minimal assistance and supervision whilst holidaying. It is important for the consumer to be able to toilet, shower and look after personal care independently. 2/ people seeking a medium paced holiday with a minimum-low amount of assistance. It is necessary for the consumer to be mobile, able to toilet, shower and look after personal care independently or with minimal assistance. Highlights: Movie World, Sea World, R M Williams Spectacular Dinner and Show, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Tropical Fruit World, Ten Pin Bowling, Heated Swimming Pool, Tennis Court and Pool table, Live Entertainment, Dancing and Dine Outs. For more information contact CareAway on 02 4872 2224 or email careaway@careaway.com.au

Website: CareAway 'Gold Coast Holiday' (7 days)

Access All Areas Film Festival Parramatta

Wednesday 01 December 2010

This unique event features free screenings of two acclaimed Australian films, which will be screened with increased access to people with a disability. The event will feature Happy Feet at 12pm and Summer Coda at 6pm. Accessible features at the event include open captions, a hearing loop, an Auslan interpreter, accessible parking, accessible entrances and wheelchair seating spaces in the cinema. This is a free event and a great opportunity for people with disability, their families and friends to share in the cinematic experience. Where: Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Sts, Parramatta. When: 12.00pm Happy Feet, 6.00pm Summer Coda. Cost: Free. To book your seat call 02 9281 5608. IDEAS is an information sponsor for the event, so if you would like information about accessible travel to the event, the location of accessible toilets, accessible parking etc, please contact us on free call 1800 029 904, TTY: 02 6947 3377 or SMS 0458 296 602.

Website: Access All Areas Film Festival Parramatta

Predict, Assess and Respond to Aggressive and Challenging Behaviour (PART)

Wednesday 01 December 2010

PART training involves two full days of training and has been taught to Lifestyle Solutions Support Workers over the last two years by Steve Gaul our Manager of Education Programs. Over one hundred staff have been trained in PART principals for working with people who display aggressive and challenging behaviours. These trainings have occurred in Central Queensland, Brisbane, Sydney and the Newcastle Region. PART is an approach rather than a set of techniques; it works around principles rather than specific interventions. Principles such as, why they chose this profession, how to stay safe at work, observational skills, crisis communication and managing an environment so as to minimise the number of critical incidents. What our rights and responsibilities are as Support Workers is also examined as well as Duty of Care and the concept of Reasonable Force. Techniques in de-escalation methods such as distraction and redirection are also covered. The last session of the program looks at the practical moves we can use to evade contact with an aggressive person or releasing ourselves from being held while maintaining the dignity of all people involved. Morning tea and afternoon tea provided. Food outlets nearby for lunch. Albury: 1st and 2nd December, Kirinari, 1A Footmark Court Wodonga, 9am – 4pm, $240.00 per person. Casual clothing and runners on both days. Contact Ben Walker, Manager – PPP, Community Justice Program (Riverina Murray area), Lifestyle Solutions (Aust) Ltd. m: 0409 167 662, e: ben.walker@lifestylesolutions.org.au.

Website: Predict, Assess and Respond to Aggressive and Challenging Behaviour (PART)

World Aids Day: Focus on the future

Wednesday 01 December 2010

Tree Of Hope invites you to join them in acknolwedging people around the world living with HIV/AIDS by remembering, reflecting and giving thanks. Starts at 2.00pm, followed by a BBQ. For catering purposes please RSVP on 02 8306 2320 or treeofhope@catholiccare.org by 27 November. If you forget, come along anyway. Location: Corner Devonshire and Riley Streets, Surry Hills.

Website: World Aids Day: Focus on the future

Teenage Private Stuff - for parents

Saturday 05 December 2009

Relationships and Private Stuff (Liz Dore) presents this 3hr workshop which gives parents strategies for teenagers who have difficulties relating to others. It will include practical ideas to support them to have healthy relationships and behaviours. 10am – 1pm Saturday at Australian Technical College, Bridge St, Coniston. Workshop cost $60 for one or $100 for couple. For more information and registration form email lizdore@bigpond.com

Website: Teenage Private Stuff - for parents

IDEAS Expo 2009 - Access for All

Thursday 03 December 2009

Over 35 companies and organisations on display promoting their goods and services, that support people with diusability, older people, their families and carers. Make sure you are there to find out who is available to assist you when you need it. FREE ENTRY - Merimbula RSL CLub, 52-54 Main St Merimbula. Thursday 3rd December 11am - 5pm, Friday 4th December 9am - 4pm. Contact IDEAS on 1800 029 904.

Website: IDEAS Expo 2009 - Access for All

Pathways 9 - Disability in Post Compulsory Education

Monday 01 December 2008

Teachers, academics, students and enabling staff can explore optimum strategies for facilitating positive participation of students with disabilities at each stage of the student cycle, from admissions, the first year experience, moving through courses and transition out to research and employment. Attendees can share ideas and information on how these practices can be implemented in their own institutions. Highlights include keynote speaker Prof Ann Ryan, services for students with Asperger Syndrome, parents perspective, future of alternative format, connecting the disconnected. Cost: Applications are open for 1. FaHCSIA funded subsidies for people with disabilities, and 2. for nominations for the Pathways Awards. When: 1–5 December 2008 Where: Sofitel, Melbourne. Cost: Full / day registration: Delegate $710 / $400, student $495 / $200.

Website: Pathways 9 - Disability in Post Compulsory Education

Celebrating Ability in Tumut

Monday 03 December 2007

Valmar Support Services are Celebrating Ability at the Tumut Boys Club Hall from 10am—2pm. The day will feature displays, information stands, games, dancing, food & fun. For more information please contact Valmar Support Services on 02 6947 4150.

Contact: info@valmar.com.au

NSW Network of Women with Disability high tea

Sunday 02 December 2007

Join women from the NSW Network of Women with Disability to celebrate our lives and affirm our ability. Family, friends and kids welcome. Bring a plate to share! Contact Hennen on 02 9891 6400 or 1800 069 972 or email women@mdaa.org.au

Website: NSW Network of Women with Disability high tea

Miroma Annual Fair

Saturday 01 December 2007

The annual fair will be held from 10am - 3pm at 8 Village High Rd, Vaucluse and will comprise of a cafe, gits, crafts, books, live music, garage sale, open day and exhibition.

Contact: enquiries@miroma.org

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