Save the date! VALID 2020 Having a Say Conference

Registration is now open for the Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID), 2020 Having a Say Conference.

Participants from OC Connections will be speaking at the conference on Tuesday 25 February. We hope to see you there!

Key information
Event: Having a Say Conference
Date: 24 - 26 February 2020
Venue: Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong

What’s it about
The Having a Say Conference aims to empower people living with a disability to ‘have a say’ about issues that affect their lives and to celebrate their achievements. The 2020 theme is 'A Good Life. Are we there yet?'

The Having a Say conference is the largest conference for people with disabilities within Australia where people can find their voice, to speak up, to be heard and to be respected.

This is the conference where people listen to each other, where people respect each other’s views and opinions, and celebrate their common cause.

People enjoy coming to the conference for a range of reasons. Some are keen advocates for people with disability and want to debate about issues, others find the whole environment empowering and some just want to have fun!

The conference will feature stories by presenters with disability, performances by disability drama groups, VALID and Inclusion Australia look at the big issues; employment, accommodation, community participation and much more.

How to apply for funding to attend the Having a Say Conference. Easy Read version here.

For more information about the VALID Having a Say Conference visit

Valid also invites people with disability and their families to visit Our Choice NDIS Expo, as part of the conference, to be held on 24 and 25 February, at the same location. Our Choice NDIS Expo will feature a range of local, regional and state wide services available for participants of the NDIS. Entry is free.

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