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SEXUAL HEALTH AND CARING - Free event by Carers Victoria for carers  
Wednesday 18/01/2017
Family Planning Victoria will deliver an information session on sexual health for carers in a relationship with an adult person (16 years and above) living with a cognitive disability, autism spectrum disorder or acquired brain injury.
Overcoming the Barriers Workshop 2017  
Wednesday 18/01/2017
Overcoming the Barriers Workshop 2017 Supporting people with disabilities to access cancer screening Designed for people who care for and support people with disabilities The information in this workshop will include  Pap tests  Mammography screening  Bowel cancer screening  Barriers and strategies to enable participants to confidently discuss cancer screening with the people they support This is a free workshop with limited spaces available.
Digital Respite
Friday 13/01/2017
Digital Respite provides young people living with disabilities a creative, non-judgemental & educational space where they can develop various skills through the use of computers, devices such as iPads, games and software. This in turn provides their family or carers an opportunity to have some much needed respite time. Groups are normally run on a Saturday and lunch is provided.
NDIS4Kids
Friday 13/01/2017
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.
National Cricket Inclusion Championships
Friday 13/01/2017
The 2017 National Cricket Inclusion Championships will consist of three divisions: blind and vision impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, and cricketers with an intellectual disability. It will be the first time in Australia that these three divisions will be played as part of one competition.
POINT COOK SOCCER CLUB
Thursday 12/01/2017
For Boys and Girls (6 - 15) with Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury or Stroke. Please see flyer attached.
Take a tour at the Fairy and Royal Caves : Access to caves
Wednesday 30/11/2016
Access to Caves Both Fairy Cave and Royal Cave have many steps, narrow passageways and uneven ground making general cave access for visitors with significant mobility limitations not possible. However, the end section of Fairy Cave can be accessed by children and light adults with mobility limitations using an electric Stairclimber. This equipment enables visitors to experience one of the most spectacular viewing areas of Fairy Cave.
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.

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Rainbow Rights and Advocacy
Friday 13/01/2017
The Rainbow Rights and Advocacy is an event organised and run by the emerging self advocacy group ‘Rainbow Rights and Advocacy’. The event will focus on the rights of people with disabilities who identify as LGBTIQ. The event will include videos and other works from the Rainbow Rights and Advocacy group, it will incorporate the anti-hate campaign as well as other published material around individual rights and the law. There will also be an exhibition of works by LGBTIQ artists from Melbourne’s west, entitled ‘Life & Love’. Guest speakers including Rowena Allen, ‎Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality will be attending and speaking at this important event. The Rainbow Rights and Advocacy event is supported by Pride Vic and the Self Advocacy Resource Unit. The event is part of Victoria’s Midsumma Festival 2017.

Conferences

VALID Having A Say Conference 2017
Friday 13/01/2017
The Having a Say Conference aims to empower people with disability through: • The opportunity to ‘have a say’ about issues that affect their lives • Opportunities to celebrate ability and achievement • Being part of the planning and running of the conference • Opportunities to be heard by politicians, government and service providers • The opportunity to meet people from around Victoria, Australia and overseas The event is held over three days - starts on Wednesday 8 February - Friday 10 February from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Updates

Melbourne beaches enable 24-hour access for people with disabilities
Friday 13/01/2017
Two beaches in Melbourne’s western suburbs have become the first in Australia to enable 24-hour access for people with disabilities. Altona and Williamstown beaches, part of the Hobson Bay Council, have installed new mats on the foreshore which allows those with wheelchairs, prams and mobility aids to move readily along the hard sand.
EARS - emergency assistance
Wednesday 11/05/2016
Emergency After-Hours Response Service for people living in northern, eastern and western metropolitan Melbourne