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The Enabling Women Leadership Program
Wednesday 07/09/2016
The Enabling Women Leadership Program is an exciting opportunity for women in the West to develop a strong sense of leadership within their community. Optional Information Session: Wednesday 14 September 2016, 1 – 2.30pm This free program provides an opportunity for women with disability from diverse backgrounds to come together and share their lived experiences and support one another to achieve their goals. Information Session and Program venue: Maribyrnong City Council Offices, Cnr Hyde and Napier Sts, Footscray RSVP to Information Session: Liz Wright - 9688 0313 or liz.wright@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au Program Queries: Cath McNamara - 9286 7810 or cath.mcnamara@wdv.org.au 5 hour program, session times to be decided by the group. Program dates: Tuesday 25 October 2016 Wednesday 2 November 2016 Tuesday 8 November 2016 Tuesday 15 November 2016 Tuesday 22 November 2016 Graduation Ceremony: Tuesday 29 November 2016 Program applications close Monday 26 September
Upbeat - 4 week music skill development program
Wednesday 07/09/2016
Youth Services are looking for young people aged 12 to 25 to be a part of a 4 week all abilities inclusive skill development program that encourages self-expression and creativity through music. At the end of the program, participants will showcase their new skills at a celebration evening.
NDIS Information Sessions - people with Intellectual Disability
Wednesday 07/09/2016
 What is the NDIS?  Who is eligible for support?  How does the planning process work?  Learnings from the trial sites where the NDIS is operating.  Where to now?  What can you do to get ready?  Q & A Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10.30am-12.30pm Venue: Reception Room, first floor Address: Council Offices, corner Hyde & Napier Streets, Footscray Cost: Free
NDIS Information Sessions - children with disability
Wednesday 07/09/2016
This information session will focus on children with disability and the NDIS. Come to this session if you would like to know:  What is the NDIS?  Who is eligible for support?  How does the planning process work?  Learnings from the trial sites where the NDIS is operating.  Where to now?  What can you do to get ready?  Q & A
Sunrise Group for Women who are Carers
Friday 02/09/2016
This is a social group welcoming women under 65 years of age who provide ongoing assistance to a family member or loved one living with a physical disability, intellectual disability, or a mental or chronic health condition. The group meets fortnightly at Melton Library.
Sunrise Women’s Groups
Friday 02/09/2016
These social groups are for women under 65 years of age who are living with a disability and want to meet other women and feel connected. The groups are open to women with a physical and/or intellectual disability and/or mental health condition. Groups get together fortnightly in Laverton, Melton, Sunshine and Wyndham.
Sport and Recreation
Wednesday 03/08/2016
Disability Sport & Recreation provides and promotes sport and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Victoria. People with disabilities can engage in many different types of sport and recreation pursuits. For most sports, if the activity doesn’t work for all abilities, it can usually be adapted to enable everyone to participate. There are sport and recreation activities available to suits all types of disabilities, level of ability and activity interests.
NDIS4Kids
Monday 04/07/2016
NDIS4Kids has been created in partnership with Association for Children with a Disability, Amaze (Autism Victoria) and Deaf Children Australia to provide the information you need to map your journey of accessing services that support the learning and development of your child.

Updates

EARS - emergency assistance
Wednesday 11/05/2016
Emergency After-Hours Response Service for people living in northern, eastern and western metropolitan Melbourne

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New app to help accessibility for commuters who have a hearing or vision disability
Wednesday 11/05/2016
If you are caring for someone with a hearing or vision disability, a new app called ‘Stop Here’ will help train commuting to be more accessible."The ‘Stop Here' app tracks where a person is on the network and alerts via See, Hear or Feel - a notification on screen, a noise alert or through vibration - when nearing the station."