Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Latest additions to 'events' pages

    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 

      12 – 13 May 2017 - Albury Entertainment Centre
      IDEAS
      The NDIS launches in the Murrumbidgee and Riverina Regions from July 2017 and the Ovens Murray Region from October 2017. 
      PossABLE is an Expo that provides the opportunity for people with a disability, their families and carers to see, hear and try the best options to assist their life choices.
      These Expos bring together people and organisations from everywhere to help people with disability live a full and independent life of their own choosing. 
      Who is IDEAS? Visit their website here.

      Saturday 27 May 2017 - Corrimal (Wollongong)
      Family Planning NSW
      Forum for parents and carers of people with intellectual disability. 
      Family Planning NSW provides parents and carers with much needed information and resources about sexuality and relationships. Our forums help parents and carers to gain a clearer understanding of their child's sexuality and how to support their personal development in a positive way.
      More information about program content 
      • Flyer - please note there are two pages, the second outlining options for workshops within the forum 
      Carers and the NDIS 2 day workshops
      Carers NSW
      Dates and location across NSW are now available here.

      9:30 am – 3:00 pm Friday 9 June 2017
      New Law School Annex, University of Sydney
      Centre for Disability Studies and Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) NSW
      What does the research tell us? What action do we need to take to improve the quality?
      What are the alternatives?
      Who should attend? 
      Those in a leadership role of accommodation support services including CEOs and senior managers; Families of people with intellectual disability; Service coordinators/case workers; Funders; Professional staff who support individuals living in group homes
      Presented by Professor Christine Bigby (La Trobe University, Living with Disability Research Centre)

      Screenability Program at the Sydney Film Festival
      7 - 18 June 2017 - Sydney
      The focus of Screenability is to grow participation via internships with a wide range of industry professionals, showcasing productions by filmmakers with disability in a festival context, and providing best practice in building diversity in the screen industries. 
      The programming of titles for Screenability has been a stimulating process, and has uncovered creatives with talent and dedication eager to own the disability narrative. There are many films about disability, but today’s projects made by those with lived experience of disability offer the most startling, provocative and authentic cinema.

      Ripple Effect 2017 + 2018
      August 2017 - September 2018 - Cootamundra NSW
      Murmuration Integrated Theatre
      Murmuration is working in collaboration with The Arts Centre Cootamundra to facilitate a series of inclusive creative workshops throughout 2017 and 2018. 
      Across three art forms participants will take part in a creative development process culminating in a presentation and showcase. Participants will be taught by and exchange with professional artists with and without disability. 
      The workshops are designed to inspire and engage a diverse range of people’s interests, needs and abilities.

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