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YMCA Escapes
Tuesday 28/03/2017
YMCA Weekend Escape program provides weekend residential camps for adults with a disability. Who is eligible? Weekend Escapes is open to adults 16 years and over with an intellectual disability with low to medium support needs (they do not need personal care but may require prompting).
AFL Victoria Holiday Program
Tuesday 28/03/2017
The AFL Victoria School Holiday Program introduces both boys and girls who are turning 5 and turning no older than 12 in the year they register to the basic skills of Australian Football. It builds on the skills of children who have already been introduced to the game and also teaches children with limited to no experience of Australian Football to the skills of the game. NO experience is necessary; this is the perfect place to give it a try. The program is a fun and inclusive program for boys and girls and includes skill development, fun activities, minor games and modified games. The holiday program provides a fun, exciting and safe environment for children to develop their skills whilst interacting with others.
Does your child on the spectrum wander? Free online course
Tuesday 28/03/2017
Amaze, in conjunction with the Department of Education, has launched a free online training module for parents of children who wander. This training will introduce you to positive behaviour support as a method to manage wandering behaviour. This on-line course covers: Wandering & behaviours of concern Positive behaviour support How to use positive behaviour support Finding out why your child wanders Restrictive interventions Resources that you can use to find help
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.

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Sex, sexuality and the rights of people with disability
Tuesday 28/03/2017
Disability activists, people with lived experience of disability, and academics will come together to discuss their perspectives on the rights of people with disability in relation to sex, sexuality and relationships, with an emphasis on challenges and priorities for research and advocacy. Light snacks and refreshments provided.
WALK FOR AUTISM 2-9 April
Tuesday 28/03/2017
Are you up for the challenge of 10,000 steps per day for 8 days? Don’t just talk the talk, walk the Walk for autism! Join us from 2-9 April to help change the lives of people on the autism spectrum one step at a time.

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NDIS: An advocate’s guide
Tuesday 28/03/2017
The aim of this forum is to explore current issues relating to advocacy and participation in the NDIS in particular, issues of access and participation aimed at ensuring that all persons eligible for the NDIS receive all their entitlements . Expert speakers across a diverse range of organisations will provide individual perspectives about the implementation of the NDIS to date and the challenges it faces in the future.