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November 2018

Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum (Mel)

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Victoria Room Level 4, 210 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Vic
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Organised by Disability Advocacy Recourse Unit (DARU), this forum series provides a space for advocates to gain practical information and share knowledge by participating in topical, interactive sessions. It’s more imperative than ever to keep abreast with the ever changing disability services and supports landscape to understand the impact this will have on the practice of disability advocacy. Agenda NDIS Quality and Safeguards Framework   Miranda Bruyniks, NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework Complaints Commissioner The rollout of the NDIS has…

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Understanding the learner with sensory processing challenges

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hindmarsh, SA 5007
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This full day workshop, presented by Fiona Beauchamp, senior OT at CPEC in Melbourne, will discuss and provide strategies to: - understand how a child, student or client processes sensory information - how you can help them meet their sensory needs - what impact their sensory needs may have on their communication and/or access to AAC. ***Early Bird Registration ($330) ends on Tuesday 16 October 2018. For further information: http://twsworkshops.pages.ontraport.net/181130Sens_Flyer 

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One-day Positive Behaviour Support Introductory Workshop for Direct Support Staff (ADL)

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Flinders University, City Campus,, Victoria Square
Adelaide, SA
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$93.49 - $105.04

For successful PBS to occur, everyday support people require the skills to implement strategies outlined in individually designed PBS plans. Training outline: • An introduction to PBS • Basic PBS strategies to support a person’s communication and choice • Defining behaviours of concern • Collecting data to assist with monitoring the progress of PBS interventions • Understanding PBS plans • Understanding the PBS process as a team approach • Collaborating with key stakeholders PBS_PD_Flyer

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December 2018

Delivering Disability Care conference (Syd)

December 4 - December 6
Mercure Sydney, 818-820 George Street
Chippendale, NSW 2007
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$1999 - $3499

Surviving transition, embracing change and shaping your future under the NDIS. Since the launch of the NDIS in early 2013, disability care providers have faced significant uncertainty, pressure to maintain standards and concerns over financial sustainability. With the disability care landscape now a crowded and competitive market, maintaining high-quality services is critical and an extensive understanding of consumer needs is paramount for success. To succeed and thrive under the NDIS requires a fundamental rethink in the way your organisation does…

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Using NDIS funding to create bigger and better lives.

December 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
JFA Purple Orange – McLeod Room, , 104 Greenhill Road,
Unley, SA, SA 5061
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Free - $150

Back by popular demand and a sell out event last month - Using NDIS funding to create bigger and better lives Join Julia Farr Purple Orange for a workshop to explore how self-direction can contribute to positive relationships and the control needed to live a rich and meaningful life What you will learn How to maximise choice and control using NDIS funding Using NDIS funding to focus on goals and meaningful outcomes Negotiating the right level of control over lifestyle and…

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Pathways14 Conference, Sydney

December 5 - December 7
Novotel Manly Pacific Hotel Sydney, NSW + Google Map
$474 - $1125

The Pathways14 Conference is a biennial event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND). The conference brings together disability practitioners, NDCOs and a range of other professional, academic staff and students with disability to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in post-secondary education and training. Pathways provides a unique opportunity to improve our knowledge and plays a pivotal role in supporting practitioners and the sector in general with an opportunity for professional development. It…

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Edition 4 Standard Mental Health First Aid

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Skylight Wayville, 5 Cooke Tce
Wayville, SA
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Course Content The  Standard MHFA course teaches adult members of the public how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem, who has a worsening of an existing mental health problem,  or who is in a mental health crisis. Developing mental health problems covered: • Depression • Anxiety • Psychosis • Substance misuse Mental health crises covered: • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours • Non-suicidal self-injury • Panic attacks • Traumatic events • Severe psychotic states • Severe effects from…

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Inaugural annual conference – Our Lives, Our Say Conference

December 6
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace,
Adelaide, SA 5000
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This is the inaugural annual conference to celebrate the leadership and voice of people living with disability in South Australia. Come and join Julia JFA Purple Orange and let your hair down for the afternoon at the Our Lives, Our Say conference after party. Following the conference in the morning, we will be having a formal lunch and then get ready to party with Entertainment Adelaide DJ and bongos! And don’t forget to make some memories with the Smile High Photo…

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Conference – Our Lives, Our Say (ADL)

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adelaide Convention Centre Hall E,, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000
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This is the inaugural annual conference to celebrate the leadership and voice of people living with disability in South Australia. This event is for and by people living with disability! "Our Lives, Our Say will be both informative and entertaining. The conference will showcase the issues and achievements reported by South Australians living with disability in pursuit of a fair go. It will conclude with entertainment and Christmas cheer. We would love you, the disability community, to join us for conversation, food, fun…

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National Indigenous NDIS Conference: Doing It Our Way 2018

December 11 @ 9:00 am - December 13 @ 5:00 pm
Mercure Brisbane, North Quay
Brisbane, QLD
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$650 - $1500

Network, discuss and share information in regards to the successes and challenges experienced in the roll out and the implementation of one of Australia’s largest social policy reforms, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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