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May 2019

Surviving in Exile -Trauma to Recovery (ADL)

May 31
National Wine Centre Adelaide, SA + Google Map
$220 – $230

VSS SA Symposium will gather representatives from around Australia for the voices of victims of crime and abuse. The purpose of "Surviving in exile" is to share experiences, knowledge, ideas and best practice in Trauma Informed Care. Keynote speakers: Alannah Hill – Fashion Designer, Author and Survivor Dr Cathy Kezelman – Blue Knot Foundation Professor Wendy Lacey – UNISA Professor Patrick O’Leary – Griffith University Felicity Gerry QC – Carmelite Chambers London Key topics for discussion include: Autonomy and Elder Abuse Systemic Responses to Domestic Violence and…

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June 2019

The Resilient Kids Conference (RKC) (ADL)

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Baptist Church Clovercrest, 2 Famechon Cres,
Modbury North, SA 5092
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$89

The Resilient Kids Conference (RKC) is a one day event for Parents, Educators, Youth Leaders, Chaplains and anyone who works with young people. At the heart of our conference is a desire to offer parents and educators support, teaching and resources to encourage and equip them in their roles as they assist in the nurture of our precious children. The RKC team gathers Australia’s top experts on a variety of issues that are affecting our young people today, and brings…

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Autism Forum 2019 (SYD)

June 4
Amora Hotel Jamison
$289 – $349

Embracing Strengths Based Practice - Practical Strategies for Clinicians. Strengths-based practice is something we should be striving for when working with all of our clients, but it isn't always easy. In a world where diagnoses and funding models are based on deficits, how do we flip the script? This conference will challenge you to look at the unique traits, skills and behaviours of your autistic clients from a new lens of strength. Beyond that it will provide you strategies for…

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Autism Forum 2019 (BRIS)

June 6
Emporium Hotel South Bank
$289 – $349

Embracing Strengths Based Practice - Practical Strategies for Clinicians. Strengths-based practice is something we should be striving for when working with all of our clients, but it isn't always easy. In a world where diagnoses and funding models are based on deficits, how do we flip the script? This conference will challenge you to look at the unique traits, skills and behaviours of your autistic clients from a new lens of strength. Beyond that it will provide you strategies for…

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Mental Health Conference (ADL)

June 13 - June 14
$610

Do you work in a hospital, in primary care, or in the community? Do you regularly care for people with a concurrent mental illness? Even if you are highly experienced in your speciality, are you confident in your knowledge of common mental health conditions? Many people who suffer from a mental illness will be admitted into a hospital or will enter a primary care clinic. Attend this conference to better understand: More than just “stressed” - Understanding anxiety When trauma…

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Disability at Work Summit (ADL)

June 20 - June 21
Hilton Adelaide, SA + Google Map
$240 – $700

NDS’s employment summit will take a targeted approach to the essential issues in employment. It will examine innovative ways to move forward in changing times, featuring critical thinkers on questions including ‘What will the sector look like in 10 years?’ The 2019 summit will run on two separate days – one focusing on open employment and the other on supported employment. They will each delve into the most current and pressing issues for the sector in these areas, and look…

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August 2019

ATSA Independent Living Expo (Canberra)

August 27 - August 28
National Convention Centre Canberra, ACT + Google Map
Free

The ATSA Independent Living Expo will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more. ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers. A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Conference Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the…

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September 2019

Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019 (Mel)

September 2
NAB The Hall,, 700 Bourke Street,
Docklands, Vic
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$85 – $100

The work of Victorian disability advocacy organisations is increasingly being consumed by issues related to national systems such as the NDIS and Centrelink. The introduction of the National Quality and Safeguards Commission, and the much anticipated Royal Commission into Abuse and Neglect of People with Disability, further adds to the nationalising of advocacy issues arising for people with disability right across Australia. The pressure on disability advocacy organisations is relentless. The overwhelming demand for advocacy support through review and appeals…

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October 2019

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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