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Tuesday, 4th June 2013 at 12:09 pm
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Australians with disability will be supported to attend conferences across the country following $350,000 in Federal Government funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative.

Tuesday, 4th June 2013
at 12:09 pm
Staff Reporter



National Disability Conference Funding
Tuesday, 4th June 2013 at 12:09 pm

Australians with disability will be supported to attend conferences across the country following $350,000 in Federal Government funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative.

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth, has announced that 34 organisations will receive grants of up to $12,000 to assist people with disability and their carers to attend a range of disability-focused conferences in 2013-2014.

“Conferences support professional development and provide an opportunity for people with disability to further develop their leadership skills," she said.

“The grants will be used to assist with the costs of conference fees, accommodation and travel for people with disability and their carers. Services such as Auslan interpreters, live captioning services, hearing loops, note-takers for people who are deaf and hearing impaired, and conference materials in a range of alternative formats such as Braille or larger font can also be covered.

“In just over a month, DisabilityCare Australia will become a reality for about 26,000 people with disability, their families and carers in five locations across the country.”

Organisations receiving National Disability Conference Initiative funding are:

Organisation Conference Title Date Funding
Queensland Advocacy National Restrictive Practices Conference, Brisbane 3 Oct 2013 $6,433
Illawara Disability Trust 2014 National Dual Diagnosis Conference, Sydney 24 Feb 2014 $7,981
Association of Consultants in Access Australia Towards Universal Design the Future of Access, Sydney 18 Nov 2013 $8,400
Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland Live the Life You Choose, Brisbane 16 Nov 2013 $12,000
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network Limited M-Enabling Australasia 2013, NSW 14 Aug 2013 $12,000
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Ltd Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference, Brisbane 19 Nov 2013 $3,000
Community Resource Unit Incorporated 25 years of CRU Conference, Brisbane 13 Sept 2013 $10,858
Vision Australia Vision Australia Texpo 2013, Victoria 30 Aug 2013 $12,000
Deaf Society of NSW The 2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf, Sydney 16 Oct 2013 $12,000
Julia Farr Association Young People Together – Let’s Talk Leadership and Empowerment, Adelaide 15 Apr 2014 $12,000
Able Australia Services Let's Connect Conference, Brisbane 14 Oct 2013 $11,432
Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability – NSW 2013 ASID National Conference, Research to Practice, Our Time, Sydney 6 Nov 2013 $12,000
Rosie's Place Incorporrated Finding A Way-Breaking down barriers to a just response for children and young people with cognitive impairment who have experienced or are at risk of sexual abuse, Sydney 6 May 2014 $12,000
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia Ltd Spinal Cord Injuries Australia 2014 Independence Expo, Sydney 3 May 2014 $12,000
Northside Community Forum Incorporated Designing the Future Through Choice Enablement Arts and Disability, Sydney 11 Mar 2014 $11,580
Stroke Association of Queensland Inc SMART STROKES 2013 9th Australasian Nursing & Allied Health Stroke Conference Risk, Recovery and Reorganisation, Brisbane 22 Aug 2013 $5,660
People with Multiple Sclerosis Victoria Incorporated Living with Multiple Sclerosis, Victoria 3 May 2014 $6,244
Haemophilia Foundation Australia WFH 2014 World Congress, Melbourne 11 May 2014 $11,483
National Disability Services NDS Employment Forum & Workability International Conference 2013, Gold Coast 8 Oct 2013 $12,000
Deafness Forum of Australia Ltd 8th NATIONAL DEAFNESS SECTOR SUMMIT, Brisbane 3 May 2014 $11,561
Round Table for Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Round Table on Information Access Annual Conference, Brisbane 3 May 2014 $12,000
People With Disability Australia Incorporated Stop the Violence National Symposium – Improving Service Delivery for Women and Girls with Disabilities, Sydney 18 Oct 2013 $12,000
Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) FECCA 2013 Conference – Breaking down the barriers – A strength-based approach for a just society, Gold Coast 7 Nov 2013 $12,000
Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability Inc Having a Say Conference 2014, Victoria 5 Feb 2014 $12,000
Australian Sign Language Interpreters' Association, Inc. ANC 2013 — All in a Day's Work, NSW 19 Oct 2013 $6,106
Albinism Fellowship of Australia Fair GO 2013 Albinism Fellowship of Australia 5th Biennial Conference, Sydney 11 Oct 2013 $12,000
Belonging Matters Inc One Person at a Time – What Could Be, Victoria 13 Aug 2013 $11,750
Metabolic Dietary Disorders Association Croydon Enabling and Empowering a better You, Victoria 21 Feb 2013 $12,000
Disability Employment Australia Australia's Disability Employment Conference 2013, Adelaide 7 Aug 2013 $12,000
Speak Out Association of Tasmania Inc. Speak Out Self Advocacy Conference 2013 (Choose your Future, Change your Life), Hobart 18 Oct 2013 $11,910
Blind Citizens Australia Blind Citizens Australia 2013 National Convention, Embracing Change, Sydney 26 Oct 2013 $11,600
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia Inc The Road to Pain Relief Begins with You TNA Australia 5th National Conference, Gold Coast 26 Oct 2013 $8,400
Short Statured People of Australia 2013 SSPA Annual National Convention, Tasmania 29 Sept 2013 $5,600
Arthritis Foundation of Victoria Incorporated Living Well with Musculoskeletal Conditions –  Overcoming the impact of disability on day to day activities, Melbourne 25 May 2014 $8,400

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