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Understanding the NDIS

Friday, October 19th, 2018

NDIS Workshops in November

AFDO (Australian Federation of Disability Organisations) is running workshops on the National Disability Insurance Scheme in November in the Southern Melbourne area for people with disabilities. More details are provided in the attached flyer.

Their November workshops will be held in Cranbourne as a weekday evening session (5pm–8pm), and in Narre Warren as a weekend session (10am–1pm).  You can learn more about AFDO’s NDIS workshops and register, by visiting their Disability Loop website “events” page:

https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/events.html

This three-hour workshop will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to actually using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.

A light dinner/morning tea is included. AFDO is also providing a wide range of accessibility supports for attendees with disability, free of charge, to make it easier to participate.

Please register, preferably no later than one week prior to your chosen workshop for one of the following sessions:

Understanding the NDIS workshops

Cranbourne (Southern Melbourne)

Narre Warren (Southern Melbourne)

If you have any questions or would like assistance with registering, please email disabilityloop@afdo.org.au or call on (03) 9662 3324.

NDIS Workshops

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Understanding the NDIS workshops

AFDO (Australian Federation of Disability Organisations) Disability Loop is rolling out more NDIS workshops across Victoria. Our “Understanding the NDIS” workshops are designed by people with disability, for people with disability and their families and carers.

Their next set of workshops will be held in the Bayside Peninsula and Southern Melbourne regions, located at a few different venues, in September.

They will be holding week-day sessions (1pm – 4pm), week-day evening sessions (5:30pm – 8:30pm), and weekend sessions (10am – 1pm).

You can learn more about ADFO’s NDIS workshops and register, by visiting their Disability Loop website “events” page: https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/events.html

This three-hour workshop will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to actually using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.

There are workshops on different days and times. However each workshop covers the same topics. So you can choose the workshop that best suits you.

Elsternwick (Bayside Peninsula)

Mornington (Bayside Peninsula)

Dandenong (Southern Melbourne)

 If you have any questions or would like assistance with registering, please email disabilityloop@afdo.org.au or call on (03) 9662 3324.

Free Disability and Employment Seminar

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Unlocking potential: resources and support to enable inclusive workplaces

A free seminar co-hosted by Monash University in collaboration with JobAccess

Don’t miss out! There is only one week until registrations close on 31 August  for our free seminar

Join our MC triple Paralympic medallist Don Elgin, keynote speaker and Monash alumni Chris Varney, and a fantastic line-up of expert presenters to “get the facts, get the support and make it happen in your workplace”.

You will also learn more about how to get involved in AccessAbility Day, an Australian Government initiative that connects employers and jobseekers with disability to explore new possibilities in the workplace for one day.

This interactive session will include presentations, panel discussions and opportunities for networking.

When: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Where: Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and Teaching Building
19 Ancora Imparo Way, G31- Ground Floor, Melbourne, VIC 3800
Timing:
9.00am – 9.20am Arrival and registration
9.20am – 11.45am Seminar
11.45am – 12.00pm Informal networking

RSVP by:  Friday 31 August 2018

AccessYou will be asked to provide your access requirements during the registration process. Auslan interpreters, electronic copies of presentations, accessible parking or other services or adjustments are available on request.

Go to the JobAccess website for more information on how to register for this unique event!

*Please note: all registrations and personal registration information is gathered and handled by JobAccess, a Federal Government-funded agency.

Diversity and Inclusion Week

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion Week is Here!

Diversity and Inclusion Week will be held this year from Monday 27 to Friday 31 August, 2018.

​The week celebrates our diverse community and strengthens our inclusive culture. It’s about helping to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection through sharing and learning from one another.

Take part in events and activities happening through the week. Go to the D&I website to find out more.

Reach Out!

As part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, DSS, in partnership with Monash Health Services, MNHS Faculty, Monash Minds Volunteers and Monash Mental Health Champions, are hosting an event ‘Reach Out!

This event will be held on Thursday 30 August at the Clayton Northern Plaza Marquee from 12-2 pm. The theme is supporting good mental health and self-care, and there will be plenty of fun and engaging activities including the Monash Medicine Student Orchestra, pottery workshop, Monash Dance Sports, ‘mindfulness mural’, healthy food, giant games and loads of give-aways!

Please click on the link for the Facebook Event. We hope to see you there!

 

Disability in Victorian Schools – Landmark New Report

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Launch of Report on the Education of Children with Disability in Victoria

You are invited to the launch of our new report – Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with Disability in Victoria.  This comprehensive report includes 36 wide-ranging recommendations for the Victorian Government.

Date: Friday 29 June 2018
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Venue: Colin Biggers and Paisley, Level 23, 181 William Street, Melbourne

In recent years, there have been regular reports of discrimination, exclusion and inadequate support for children with disability around the country. Although Victoria has initiated a wide-ranging inclusive education framework, significant concerns remain over whether vulnerable children are receiving the education they deserve. To address these concerns, the Castan Centre – together with the Monash Faculty of Arts – has conducted a wide-ranging review of the Victorian education system and produced this final report.

At this free public event, the report’s three principal authors will discuss the report’s key issues and share their vision for a more inclusive education system where every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

The report was funded with a grant from the Victorian Legal Services Board.

Disability Access

This event will be held at a fully accessible venue providing inclusive access for people with disabilities. The event will also feature Auslan interpreters. If you have any queries regarding disability access to this event, please contact Janice Hugo (janice.hugo@monash.edu or 9905 3327).

Social Media

Whether attending the event or following along online, the Twitter hashtag for this event is #CCDisability.

Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Submit Your Nomination for the 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards

On behalf of Professor Margaret Gardner, President and Vice-Chancellor, we warmly invite nominations for the 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognise students and staff who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting diversity and fostering inclusion at Monash. This focuses on students and staff who have gone above and beyond to further inclusion, connection and belonging for people from disadvantaged and marginalised groups.

In 2018, there is a total of $15,000 to be awarded (allocations will be determined by the Selection Committee). These awards recognise programs and initiatives that support the ethos of the Focus Monash Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020.

Nominations close Friday 29 June

Nominations should focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Education – Developing teaching practice, curricula and programs that foster inclusion for a diverse range of students
  • Environment – Building and supporting inclusion and diversity at Monash, and positively influencing the learning and/or working environment
  • Community – Engaging with the wider community to encourage participation by disadvantaged and marginalised groups

Visit the website for more information and instructions on the nomination process. You can also read about the 2017 award winners here.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards take place during Diversity and Inclusion Week (August 27 – 31). More details will follow, but for now please save these dates in your calendar.

Vision Australia’s Employment Pathways Exhibition

Friday, June 12th, 2015

An exclusive employment event for people who are blind or have low vision. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain an excellent understanding of the employment pathways available to you, meet and network with corporate organisations and universities, get job seeker support (career counselling, advice adaptive technology and orientation and mobility) and learn practical skills you can use right away.

Light dinner and water provided for registered attendees.

To register visit the Vision Australia website or call 1300 84 74 66. All attendees have a chance to win an iPod.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Locations: The NAB Village, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC

Guest speakers:

  • Key note speaker: Mark Wild – CEO of Public Transport Victoria
  • Nastasia Campanella – ABC News Journalist will share her experiences about being blind and searching for employment
  • Jack Tyrell – Recent university graduate and Vision Australia Graduate Program participant

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MSA Disabilities and Carers Week!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Next week is the MSA’s Disabilities and Carers Week! The Disabilities Officers have something on every day Monday to Thursday at Clayton next week and  events are open to everyone!

Monday: Social Model 101 with Andrew Day
Get to grips with the basics of Disability critical theory and learn how your Disabilities and Carers department can better make a difference to your life at Clayton.
VENUE: TBA
TIME: 1:00

Tuesday: Foodapalooza!
Not so much foodapalooza as we’re handing out pumpkin soup – nice change from sausages and I think much needed in this frosty weather.
VENUE: South Lawn (near Lemon Scented Lawns)
TIME: 12:00 – 2:00

Wednesday: Disabilities and Employment
Christine Giannakopolous who works with Dandenong Valley Job Support – a FREE to use disability employment support service – will be coming in to talk about how people with disabilities can better navigate the job market and what they can access to assist them in finding and keeping a part time job at university.
VENUE: TBA
TIME: 1:00

Thursday: Mental Health Workshop
MSA Queer officer and mental health nurse in the making Vivian Stewart will be holding a small workshop on common mental health problems experienced at university, how to navigate them, services available and how you can be a better ally for someone with mental health problems.
VENUE: MSA Meeting Room.
TIME: 1:00

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Speld Vic’s Adult Support Group

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Do you have a learning difficulty such as dyslexia? Are you interested in meeting other adults who are similar to you?

Speld Vic’s Adult Support Group provides adults with learning difficulties the opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals, share experiences and build-up a social network. Speld’s Patron and notable dyslexic, Keith Houghton will be the driving force behind the Adult Support Group, where people can share their experiences and stories.

“If you are dyslexic you are not alone. You may not want to come out but you are not alone.”

Register your attendance here.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

SPELD Victoria Inc.
60 High Street
Preston, VIC 3072

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Hands up for Auslan!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Luke King and Geoff Riding are putting their hands up to teach a weekly class in the basics of Australian Sign Language. Learn how to communicate in everyday Auslan over six Thursday evening classes, which has got to be one of the coolest skills a person can have. Be quick as spaces are limited.

26 March 2015 – 30 April 2015
Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Schoolhouse Studios, 81 Rupert Street, Collingwood

Schoolhouse Residents $90 / Non-residents $120 Limited places.

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