Wednesday, 23 November 2016

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 
    ‘Understanding Abuse’ and 'Staying Safe' forum
    National Disability Services, NSW CID and the NSW Ombudsman invite you to attend a free forum about human rights, safety and preventing abuse and neglect of people with disability.

    Representatives from VALID will talk about their Staying Safe program for people with disability. Staff from NDS’s Zero Tolerance Initiative will also talk about the free new Understanding Abuse online training and tools for disability service providers.

    Who should come to the forums?
    People with disability, direct support staff and supervisors are invited to both sessions. You can also choose the session that is best for you.

    The event is free, but please RSVP to let us know you're coming via the eventbrite link 
    10am - 1 pm Monday 28 November 2016 - West Ryde


    International Day of People with Disability - free event:

    This is not just your average night at the movies. Arriving on the red carpet will be like walking onto a live stage, with music and live performances, before a night of film to celebrate International Day of People with Disability! 
    It’s an event not to miss, with a stellar line up including Paralympian Dylan Alcott, Actor Alex Jones and key talent yet to be announced. To top off the night we will hear from NSW filmmaker Sofya Gollan and have the opportunity to watch her locally made, award-winning short film Gimpsey. 
    Tickets are FREE and canapés and refreshments will be served.
    • Register Now for you and a friend, so you don’t miss a cracking night of entertainment and film!
    This is a featured event and showcase for this year’s Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign. 
    For information about IDPWD events in NSW, visit the Don't DIS my ABILITY website.


    Access All Areas Film Festival:

    Event Cinemas 159 - 175 Church St Parramatta
    11 am   Screening with audio description
    11.10 am Screening with open captions
    11.30 am  Relaxed screening with chill out space next door
    RSVP: eventbrite.com.au or IDEAS freecall 1800 029 904  or SMS 0458 296 602

    All program and venue information Access All Areas Film Festival 2016
    across NSW

    Shaping our future: discussions on disability rights: Albury
    Alistair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner - come along and provide your input to the proposed priorities of the Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Once you have registered for a consultation you will receive email updates that will include: the discussion paper, an agenda, and other relevant information about the consultations.


    The venues for the consultation will be accessible. Auslan interpreters will be available. Please advise us as soon as possible if you have any other accessibility requirements.
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm Monday 12 December 2016 - Albury NSW

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