Wednesday, 14 December 2016

2017 events

    These links provide information about events run by other organisations that might be of interest to people with Down syndrome, their families, carers and professionals who support them 

    Performing Arts Summer School: Murmuration and Young Americans
    In partnership with MurmurationThe Young Americans (YA's) will facilitate a week-long Summer School designed for participants with disability. Open to all people with disability, no previous experience required, age range 16 + Limited places.
    Register and pay by Tuesday 20 December 2016 to save $50
    30 January - 4 February 2017 - Glebe Town Hall and Marrickville Town Hall (accessible venues)

    The Having A Say Conference has been going since 2000, it's not like any other conference as it is designed for people with disabilities and their supporters, not for service providers. 
    8 - 10 February 2017 - Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong (Vic)

    Aladdin - the Musical: special performance
    Disney and Autism Awareness Australia are partnering to present an autism friendly performance of Aladdin - The Musical. This specially adapted performance is suitable for all individuals on the autism spectrum, their family and friends. Slight adjustments to the production will include removal of strobe lighting and pyrotechnics, reduction of any jarring sounds and lights focused into the audience, house lights being left slightly up and relaxed exit and entry to the theatre.
    Tickets go on sale: 9 am Wednesday 9 November 2016 through www.aladdinthemusical.com.au
    Performance: 1.30 pm Saturday 4th March 2017 -  Capitol Theatre, Sydney

     Caring into the Future: the new world?
    4 - 6 October 2017 - Adelaide
    Abstract submissions must be made electronically via Carers Australia’s online abstract submission system. Abstracts must be received by 10 February 2017. Notification of Abstract acceptance will be sent on 31 March 2017.    

    Resourcing Families - presented by Margaret and Jeremy Ward. A free workshop for people with disability, family members and their friends; $50.00 for professionals
    Tuesday 28 February 2017 - Albury
    Wednesday 1 March 2017 - Deniliquin 
    Thursday 2 March 2017 - Griffith 

    www.focusonability.com.au

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