April 2011

Disability Youth Sports Day
Please see attachments if you are interested in youth programs with Disability Sport and Recreation
KickStart Swim Program - new session added
swimming lessons in Melton specifically for children aged 3yrs+ with autism, communication difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delay
Communities in Control Conference 2011
This year's topic is Our Changing Communities and Community Organisations. You have to be part of the change you have to hear abouth the change, you have to lead the change.
Add Your Voice to the National Debate: 1 in 4 Poll
People with disability have the right to have their voice heard in the ongoing national debate that informs government policy. The 1 in 4 Poll aims to strengthen the voice of people with disability.
Parent Child Mother Goose Program and Post Separation Parenting Program - May 2011
Please find attached brochures of groups for families who have experienced domestic violence .
St Kilda Sings: first gig 12 May
The event will gather together leaders of the local community to celebrate the success of St Kilda Sings so far and think of ways to grow the choir and get some great outcomes.
Grants for “Hard to Reach” Learner Groups
Funding is available through Victorian Skills Commission (VSC) VET Access and Equity Advisory Committee for partnerships between Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), including TAFEs, and community service organisations to develop models that link social supports with VET.
What If ... Exploring Possibilities, Potential, Positivity. Using Strengths Based Approaches
The forum will provide an opportunity to hear from people who are living and working with brain injury and who pursue a strengths-based approach in new and exciting ways.
Building Disability Inclusive Organisations Melbourne workshops
The Office for Disability is offering two free workshops in Melbourne aimed at increasing the capacity of organisations and communities to address the barriers to access and participation of people with disabilities.
Consumers with Disabilities and the TIO
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has developed a fact sheet to provide information about how they can help people with disabilities.
The Universal Access Challenge Access for Everyone, Everywhere
A stimulating and important discussion around changing attitudes to universal access and the practical challenges and barriers associated with improving the design of the built environment with accessibility in mind for everyone regardless of ability.
Haven Gives Mentally Ill a Place to Call Home
The Age, Kate Hagan, 12 April 2011
Australian re-elected as Chair of UN Disability Committee
Joint Media Release, Attorney-General, Hon Robert McClelland MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Hon Jan McLucas, 12 April 2011
PM Takes Aim at Welfare
The Age Michelle Grattan 14 April 2011
Melbourne East Disability Advocacy Rebranded
Melbourne East Disability Advocacy provides individual advocacy and organises volunteer advocates to be matched with people in the community with intellectual disabilities.
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