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News & Events

Bendigo Peer Possibilities Forum Invite

This forum brings together peer support group leaders and community organisations for a collaborative discussion surrounding the NDIS.

The purpose is to build awareness of the important role peer networks play within the NDIS ecosystem.

During the forum, support group leaders will have the opportunity to network with other peer leaders and representatives from support systems such as the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Local Council.

Raising Expectations, One Business at a Time

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Did you know entrepreneurship rates in Australia are 50% higher among people with a disability? In this article, Sara profiles three successful small businesses run by a young person with a disability.

SDA: What's in the Numbers?

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Just a week since the release of the Specialist Disability Accommodation Provider and Investor Brief, some long awaited numbers about SDA have been released – well sort of released – via a written response to question SQ18-000025 from a recent Senate Estimates Hearing. Unless you spend your spare time trawling through the Senate Estimates Hansards you might have missed them - so here they are (current as at 31 December 2017): See attachment

 

Edmund Rice Camps - 2018 Winter

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2018 Winter Camps - Applications now open!

Edmund Rice Camps are proud to share with you three Winter Camp opportunities for the children and families you are working with.  

Anxiety in your family: webinar course

Click on the link below for information and registration for this FREE webinar course. There are four sessions in this webinar course, which is being held by the Raising Children Network for parents

 

The sessions are held once a week on Tuesday nights, starting on 8 May 2018. Each session begins at 8 pm AEST and runs for 40 minutes, followed by a 20-minute discussion.

 

Vehicle safety restraints, seating, and modifications.

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Mobility Engineering is a Disabled Transport Products supplier. The have produced a series of videos about child safety restraints and regulations and also disability specific products and modifications. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfd6_Nea3foozDmxIHbpXw/videos

Sleeping Sound with ASD (Research and Survey Participation)

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Sleeping Sound with ASD is a research study run by Deakin University and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute which aims to see whether a brief sleep treatment program improves sleep problems, as well as wellbeing and daily functioning in primary school aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  This study is based off a sleep intervention that was shown to be effective in improving sleep, and overall functioning, in a small sample of children with ADHD and comorbid ASD.

Transport accessibility project survey

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This project aims to capture the experiences of Victorians with disabilities who use, or want to use, public transport, taxis and Uber. To take part, you can respond to the online survey here: http://drc.org.au/transport-accessibility-project/ 

Carers Victoria Pre-Election Survey

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The next Victorian state election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. Carers Victoria is developing a State election platform and would welcome your input.
As the state-wide organisation representing and providing support for carers across Victoria, Carers Victoria wants to hear from as many carers as possible about what you want from the Victorian Government in the 2018 election. Your answers to this survey will help Carers Victoria to represent the needs and issues of the Victorian caring community to your local candidates and elected representatives.

Uniting Care Buddies Program

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The Buddies program assists adults with a disability to increase their social and recreational options.

Volunteers are matched to an adult who has a disAbility on a one to one basis or can participate with group activities. The aim of this program is to improve the life of people with disAbilities who have limited family and social contact and who may be at risk of being socially isolated from the general community by offering them companionship and the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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