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Pathways for Carers Project – Yarra Ranges Walk
Tuesday 05/04/2016
The Pathway for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or mental health issue, an opportunity to share walks in Maroondah and Yarra Ranges with other carers and to learn more about news, services, supports available to carers. The guest walker for April is Jenny Salgo from Association for Children with Disability
SPECTROSPECTIVE: Stories of Autism 2016
Tuesday 05/04/2016
Amaze invited those living on the spectrum, and their families and their supporters, to share their very individual stories of autism via the creation of their own short film.

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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY - APRIL 2
Tuesday 05/04/2016
2016 Theme: "Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity" On 18 December 2007, the United Nations declared that 2 April each year will be World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) to bring more attention to the condition and help give a voice to the millions of individuals who are undiagnosed, misunderstood or looking for help.

Training and workshops

NDIS Provider Toolkit Workshops – Victoria
Tuesday 05/04/2016
The NDIS Provider Toolkit is an essential resource for organisations transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Toolkit has been tailored to support NDIS transition and completing the 2016 Toolkit online generates a number of planning resources that have been updated for full scheme roll-out.

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EARS - emergency assistance
Tuesday 05/04/2016
Emergency After-Hours Response Service for people living in northern, eastern and western metropolitan Melbourne