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Activities and Programs

Living Safer Sexual Lives: Respectful Relationships Program
Thursday 07/05/2015
Come together with other people with an intellectual disability to talk about your rights and share ways to have good relationships
YMCA ESCAPES GOLDCOAST
Thursday 07/05/2015
YMCA Escapes will be hitting the road and/or soaring through the air to provide travellers with amazing and unique Australian group travel experiences.

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Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 Questionnaire
Thursday 30/04/2015
The Victorian Government wants to hear from people with a disability
The Voice of Young Leaders
Thursday 30/04/2015
Celebrate the successes of culturally diverse young people and hear about their path to leadership. Be inspired by their stories and share your own experiences through this panel discussion.
Africa Day Australia Celebrations
Thursday 30/04/2015
Join with the Africa Day Australia Committee during the week-long celebration of the founding of the African Union 52 years ago on May 25th.
Run Melbourne for Amaze: now is the time to sign up!
Thursday 30/04/2015
Will you run for Amaze this year? There are 5km, 10km and half marathon (21.2km) distances on 26 July, as well as a 3km children's run which takes place the day before.
Are you looking after someone at home?
Friday 10/04/2015
Are you looking after someone at home? The National Ageing Research Institute, together with the University of Melbourne and Carers Victoria, are looking at what extra help and support carers may need in their caring role. The researchers are looking for volunteers who are over 55 and who are living with and caring for someone over 60 with a health condition.

Conferences

11TH AUSTRALASIAN CYSTIC FIBROSIS CONFERENCE
Monday 30/03/2015
Registrations are now open for the Australasian CF Conference in Sydney from 15 August. CFV is offering 5 X $1,000 grants for community members to attend the lay program.

Featured Articles

Open Drum: we need a radical rethink on disability
Thursday 30/04/2015
This article is published as part of Open Drum's callout for living with a disability. Open Drum is a collaboration with ABC Open and invites readers to have their say on what's happening in news and policy debates

Training and workshops

NDIS Flying Start Housing Workshops
Thursday 30/04/2015
This workshop will discuss the Latest news on what the NDIA is funding in housing/accommodation and new accommodation models and the future of CRU/Shared Supported Housing will be explored.
CP Symposium
Thursday 30/04/2015
The Centre of Research Excellence for CP (CRE-CP) and the Australasian Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine are presenting a symposium titled 'Pathways to Possibilities'.
Choosing a School Primary or Secondary:A Down Syndrome Victoria Family Workshop
Thursday 30/04/2015
An important evening for all parents with information and discussion about choosing the best educational setting for your child with Down syndrome starting primary school or transitioning to secondary school.
Clinical Intensives Therapy program for 2015!
Thursday 30/04/2015
The Intensive Therapy Program is an innovative treatment approach for babies and children with cerebral palsy and other 'neuromotor challenges'. It is designed to address the unique and desired goals of each child and the child’s family.
Paediatric Therapy & Workshops
Monday 30/03/2015
Paediatric Therapy & Workshops provides intensive treatment for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor issues, facilitates post-graduate training for allied health professionals, and conducts research into the effectiveness of Neuro-Developmental Treatment.

Other

LINK Community Transport
Monday 30/03/2015
LINK Community Transport Inc is a not for profit organisation providing transport solutions for people and communities in Melbourne, Victoria. LINK is committed to assisting older people and people with a disability and their carers to maintain an active and engaged social and civic life. This is facilitated by assisting clients to access social and recreational activities that fosters their capacity to ‘age in place’.