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October 2019

AFDO Next Wave Advocacy Conference (MEL)

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Vic
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Save the date! Keynote speaker is Senator Jordon Steele-John, Disability rights advocate and member of Australian Greens Party The event will be live-streamed More information and tickets will be available shortly.

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Save the Date!  AFDO Advocacy Conference

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Vic
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AFDO holds an Advocacy Conference each year in October.  This year, our Advocacy Conference will be held on Monday 21st October 2019 from 11am – 3pm, and the Advocacy Conference will have a focus on the ‘next wave’ of advocates – so if you’re young and interested in learning more about being an advocate, we’d love to see you there!  Our Advocacy Conference will have something for everyone, so if you are an experienced advocate, we would still love to…

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Responding to Suicide Risk (ADL)

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Relationships Australia South Australia,, Hindmarsh Office 49a Orsmond Street
Hindmarsh, SA
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$158 – $180

Learn about the ‘why’ of suicide, warning signs, risk factors and effective engagement, building resilience and protective factors for our communities. Knowledge from this course will help you to reach out effectively and confidently to intervene in a suicidal crisis. Suitable for workers in any profession. For human services professionals.

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Brain Injury Australia’s National Brain Injury Conference (Mel)

October 28 - October 29
University of Melbourne, Grattan Street
Parkville, Vic 3010
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Brain Injury Australia's 7th National Brain Injury Conference will be held, in partnership with the Melbourne Disability Institute. Founded in 1986, Brain Injury Australia is the nation’s peak advocacy organisation representing the over 700,000 Australians living with a brain injury. Alongside providing policy advice to Commonwealth, State and Territory governments, and representing consumers on a range of advisory groups, Brain Injury Australia also drives multi-year public education campaigns on: the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) – falls –…

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7th National Brain Injury Conference (MEL)

October 28 - October 29
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria + Google Map
$495 – $595

Brain Injury Australia’s 7th National Brain Injury Conference will be held, in partnership with the Melbourne Disability Institute, at the Melbourne School of Design on The University of Melbourne’s campus in Parkville on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October, 2019. Founded in 1986, Brain Injury Australia is the nation’s peak advocacy organisation representing the over 700,000 Australians living with a brain injury. Alongside providing policy advice to Commonwealth, State and Territory governments, and representing consumers on a range of advisory…

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Easy English: An introduction (ADL)

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Education Development Centre,  4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, + Google Map
$407

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the basic skills in writing documents in Easy English. Techniques to make your written language accessible will be explored. WORKSHOP CONTENT: It covers topics such as:  what is Easy English and who is it for?  the difference between plain language and Easy English  how to use our Easy English Style Guide: Clear Written Communications (a copy is provided at the workshop)  the importance of consumer testing …

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November 2019

ASID 2019 Conference (ADL)

November 6 - November 8
Hilton Adelaide, + Google Map
$405 – $1070

The meeting is the premier event for the Disability sector in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. This year’s theme is the The Journey to a Good Life – Taking Control.  The ASID Conference has established an excellent reputation over its long history. The benefits to those attending are wide-spread from researchers, decision makers, practitioners and consumers alike. ASID is an organisation that champions research and evidence-based best practice in the field of intellectual disability. It is well respected amongst people…

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10th DEAI Annual General Meeting

November 7 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
West Adelaide Football Club, 57 Milner Road
Richmond, SA
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Free

The DEAI Committee invites all Developmental Educators, students of Disability Studies degrees and interested parties to its 10th Annual General Meeting.   Join us to hear to what the DEAI has achieved this year and what the Committee envisages for next year. Perhaps you have some ideas yourself about what you would like the DEAI to focus on next year? You may like to join the DEAI Committee as a member and actively contribute  to the governance and support of your…

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5th Bi-Annual DEAI Outstanding Achievers Awards 2019

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Adelaide Football Club, 57 Milner Road
Richmond, SA
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Free

  ​The DEAI is excited to invite you to its 5th Bi-Annual DEAI Outstanding Achievers Awards, which hold great significance for Developmental Educators. The Awards aim to recognise the skills, expertise and contributions of Developmental Educators to people with disability and their families, as well as to celebrate achievements in the field of disability.   Guest Speakers: Matthew and Cheryl Turnbull ‘Achieving What Seemed Impossible' (Up the Hill Project, Flinders University) MC - Dr Michelle Bellon, Flinders University   There…

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An Introduction to Trauma Informed Care and Practice

November 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$185

An Introduction to Trauma Informed Care and Practice is an introductory course for Frontline Workers in the community/NAHA sector. This one-day program emphasises physical, psychological and emotional safety and provides insight into supporting a sense of control and empowerment for children who have experienced trauma. Topics include childhood trauma and child aware practices. Relationships Australia SA, Together 4 Kids coordinates and delivers professional development courses. Training is subsidised for NAHA workers. Non-NAHA workers are welcome, space permitting. Cost of training for non-NAHA workers…

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