Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Latest additions to 'events' page

These links provide information about events run by organisations other than Down Syndrome NSW that might be of interest to people with Down syndrome, their families, carers and the professionals who support them. They have been added to our 'Other 2015 events' page for ease of reference.

Sydney Community College - the ICEP is  funded by Aging, Disability and Home Care: Family and Community Services. It is a flexible respite program that aims to give carers a break by providing recreation and leisure courses for adults with a disability. It also aims to give people with a disability an opportunity to build social networks with their peers outside usual service hours.
Courses commence in February 2015 - Sydney city and inner west sites

Enriching Lives for people with disability 
Family Advocacy workshops - Explore typical adult opportunities by considering the individual interests of your family member! We will look at strategies for helping a person with disability to have a good life and provide the advocacy tools to make this happen.
Tuesday 24th February - Friday 27th February 2015 - Newcastle, Ryde, Hurstville and Wollongong 

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2015 float for people with disability
People With Disability Australia, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Northcott and Touching Base have joined forces to have the brightest, most colourful presence of people with disability in the Mardi Gras parade yet! If you would like to participate in the float contact Patty:
Saturday 7th March 2015 - Sydney

ACT National Disability Insurance Scheme 2015 Conference
National Disability Services - as the ACT community transitions to the NDIS, people with disability, their families, carers and supporters are being faced with new processes, new supports, new people and roles, new opportunities and new risks. For people with a disability, their families and carers and service and support organisations.
23 - 24 March 2015 - National Convention Centre, Canberra

Carers NSW 2015 Biennial Conference 
For professionals, disability and other service providers, government representatives and employers working with carers to share strategies, research and innovative approaches in carer support. Call for Abstracts open until 31st January
21 - 22 May 2015 - Sydney Olympic Park

43rd Annual (US) National Down Syndrome Congress Convention 
25th - 28th June 2015 Phoenix, Arizona

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