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Peak Disability Bodies and Advocacy Groups
EVENTS AND SEMINARS
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.
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 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
The Growing Space
You can see any upcoming training and presentations here
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.
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
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.
- Belonging Matters
- The Growing Space
- Every Australian Counts
- Carers Australia
- Office Of The Public Advocate
- Housing Hub
- Hidden Disabilities Sunflower – for people with invisible disabilities
- OC Connections COVID-19 Update page for the latest announcements
- OC Connections Royal Commission Resources page
- Autism: What Next? An Autism Awareness Australia (AAA) project
- The A-list A site where young autistic people can search for autism friendly activities and connect with like-minded people with similar interests.
NDIS Budget Tool – Find it here
Resources specific for carers
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 Group – View resources here
Vision Australia – view resources here
ARTICLES, BOOKS AND VIDEOS
Useful Youtube Channels
Subscribe To Our YouTube channel for updates and important information here
OC CONNECTIONS brochures
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