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ATSA Independent Living Expo


The ATSA Independent Living Expo on the 16 and 17 May 2018 at Melbourne Showgrounds will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more.

Tickets are free. 

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Autism and Dyslexia Forum, Melbourne

Date: Monday 7th May, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Amaze & SPELD Victoria have come together to create a forum on autism and dyslexia. Last year, the PSD Review found that many children with autism, or SLDs, often don’t receive additional school funding despite these children requiring extra assistance in schools. As a result, teachers need to undergo professional development in autism and dyslexia to have ongoing registration as teachers. This workshop seeks to begin addressing this need.

Auslan Course – Ballarat

Auslan Classes will involve learning about Deaf culture, Hand shapes, Facial expressions, various of Australian Sign Language & interactive group activities.
This is a community course, you will receive Level 1 Certificate of participation.

Costs: $120 Child / $150 Concession / $170 Adult

Ballarat: Auslan Level 1 Class will be for 7 weeks on Tuesday nights.
Date: 1 May 2018 to 12 June 2018   Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Location: Trades Union Hall, 24 Camp Street, Ballarat

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