USEFUL INFORMATION

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EVENTS AND SEMINARS

  • Upcoming Events

    Educational and informative events that you can register for now:

    Belonging Matters Focus on Community Pathways group sessions has been created to provide space and mentoring for families (or unpaid advocates) who hold a vision with their son or daughter with intellectual disability and/or Autism to live a full, meaningful and inclusive life in the community. Event details here. New dates to be announced.

    Having a Say Conference. Event details hereNew dates to be announced. 

  • Talks That Matter

    A learning and teaching resource for people with a disability and those that support and work with them.  An initiative of Belonging Matters , this site offers free and paid videos around the issues that affect people with disability.

  • Belonging Matters

    Belonging Matters holds seminars, workshops, a bi annual retreat for families and various leadership events to inspire, inform and build the capacity of people with a disability

  • NDIS Events

    You can see any upcoming events for the NDIS

    Have your say on developing a framework for Support for Decision Making.  Choose a session here

  • The Growing Space

    You can see any upcoming training and presentations here

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    CARING THROUGH COVID

    Caring through COVID is a multi-platform project that uses storytelling, community building and toolbox creation to improve the wellbeing of carers for people living with mental illness. The project encourages carers of people living with mental illness and/or psychosocial disability to connect with other carers, assess and monitor their own wellbeing, and take part in and engage with online resources which promote self-care and wellbeing.

    Find out more here.

  • CONVERSATION CIRCLES

    This free program is for people who know and
    understand some English and wish to practice
    speaking and listening in an informal group setting.  Held at Clayton and Mount Waverley Libraries. You can find out more at www.monlib.vic.gov.au

USEFUL WEBSITES

The Australian Government’s Disability Gateway has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia.



tools

NDIS Budget Tool Find it here

Resources specific for carers

Carers Australia
Young Carers Network

accessibility resources

New Accessible Parking Scheme
A new Accessible Parking Permit scheme has been introduced across Victoria. Main changes for drivers with disabilities or injuries are:

* You’ll need to start the application or renewal process online before you visit the doctor
* Accessible parking permits will be extended from three to five years
* People with permanent disabilities will no longer need to be re-assessed in the future.

Check your eligibility and apply here

Information Access GroupView resources here

Vision Australiaview resources here

ARTICLES, BOOKS AND VIDEOS

Useful Youtube Channels

OC Connections YouTube Channel

Subscribe To Our YouTube channel for updates and important information here

NDIS YouTube Channel

Talks That Matter YouTube channel

Carers Victoria YouTube channel

OC CONNECTIONS brochures

Download our brochures below:

OC Connections Overview

Support Coordination

My Days

My Work

My Home

School Leavers Employment Support pathway “Towards Employment”

useful podcasts

The Belonging Matters Podcast focuses on the good life on the good life for people with disabilities, with real life stories from people with disabilities and their families, as well as professionals and advocates.

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