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Vocational Support for Carers  
Thursday 27/11/2014
The Vocational Support for Carers program is a new initiative that recognises that carers of people with mental illness face particular barriers to pursuing vocational options such as training, studying, up-skilling and paid employment due to the unpredictability and episodic nature of mental illness.

Carer / Parent Support Groups

iCARE SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP INC.  
Monday 24/11/2014
iCare Special Needs Group Inc. is a parent/child support group that meets Fridays to discuss disability issues.

Events

ADEC’s ArtAbility 2014 - Transitional Spaces  
Friday 28/11/2014
ADEC’S ArtAbility program is holding its tenth annual exhibition ‘Transitional Spaces’ in Melbourne’s premier arts precinct Federation Square.
Out and About Family Fun Day  
Thursday 27/11/2014
FREE all abilities, all ages event celebrating community participation and accessibility.

Featured Articles

Males and females with autism show an extreme of the typical male mind
Wednesday 17/09/2014
Sex differences in adults with Autism

New Programs and Activities

Homeshare Program    
North and West
Wednesday 26/11/2014
Homeshare is an exciting new program run by Care Connect and Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre. It offers a simple but effective way of meeting people’s support and housing needs.

Respite Opportunities

EMERGENCY AFTER-HOURS RESPONSE SERVICE  
North and West
Wednesday 22/10/2014
Emergency After-Hours Response Service (EARS) gives FREE in-home and non-medical emergency support out of business hours for people with disability, older people and their carers. telephone: 1800 72 72 80

Upcoming Events

THE FEAST  
Wednesday 26/11/2014
A contemporary and inter-cultural artistic experience to gorge yourself on, liven your senses, and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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New app to help accessibility for commuters who have a hearing or vision disability  
Wednesday 26/11/2014
New app to help accessibility for commuters who have a hearing or vision disability