Find out what local services are available to you at a free Disability expo.

The City of Whittlesea is hosting a free expo on Wednesday 30 November to mark the International Day of People with a Disability.  The expo will include up to 50 service providers who will be available to provide information to north eastern region of Melbourne including Whittlesea, Banyule, Nillumbik, Darebin and the Yarra Council areas.

Local Area Coordinator for the NDIS, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, will be running workshops on topics including NDIS 101 and Pre-planning and the role of the Local Area Coordinator. There will be other guest speakers running workshops on the day as well.

Time of event: 30 November 2016 – 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

For more information: access@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or (03) 9217 2429

Please join Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) as we embark on an exciting new journey... Passport 2 Play, launched by Passport 2 Play ambassador and triple Paralympic gold medallist, Dylan Alcott.

Passport 2 Play helps children with disability increase their levels of physical activity and discover sport and recreation opportunities. Through the Passport 2 Play adventure, children need to complete real life physical activity targets before unlocking a digital gaming experience that will let them progress to the next level.

The launch is part of the Glen Eira City Council's International Day of People with Disability celebrations, which run from 10am to 2pm, showcasing a range of disability sporting programs.

Activities include:
Basketball
• Soccer
• Balloon
football
• Circus skills
• Cricket
• T-ball
• Tennis
• Football
• Dance
• Gymnastics
• Volleyball
• Bocce

Wheelchair AFL exhibition game is at 10.15am
Join us for the launch of Disability Sport & Recreation’s Passport 2 Play
Interactive game with Gold Medallist Paralympian Dylan Alcott at 12.30pm.
Barbecue lunch is provided
To register for this event or for further information, 
contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333 or email metroaccess@gleneira.vic.gov.au

 

Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) are excited to announce a new venue for the 2016 Community Exhibition - Crown Riverwalk!

On Friday 2 December, from 10am to 3pm, join DSR on the banks of the Yarra at our free, community event to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

Learn all about how to introduce more exercise into your life and what accessible and inclusive sport and recreation choices are open to you. It’s the perfect opportunity to come and try a new activity and make new friends.

Exhibitors

AFL Victoria / FIDA, Australian Sailing – Sailability Victoria, Badminton Victoria Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria, Bowls Victoria, Cerebral Palsy Support Network, Melbourne Renegades, CROWN Ability, Cycling Victoria, Deaf Sports Recreation Victoria, Disability Sport & Recreation, Disabled Wintersport Australia, DOC Football Academy, Football Federation Victoria, GMS Rehabilitiation, Golf Victoria, Gymnastics Victoria, Hockey Victoria, Multiple Sclerosis Limited, Independence Australia, linkAssist.net.au, Leisure Networks, Melbourne City FC Mobility Plus, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Netball Victoria People Outdoors, Tri State Games, Great Ocean Stays & Great Ocean Air AAA Play, Recumbent and Specialised Cycles, TravAbility, Scope, Solve Disability Solutions, Athletics Australia, Special Olympics Victoria Table Tennis Victoria, Taxi Services Commission, Tennis Victoria Transdev Melbourne, Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association World Disability Darts Association, Yarra Trams, YMCA – Camp Manyung YMCA Victoria, Yooralla

Getting there

Take the 55 tram, direction Domain Interchange, and get off at stop 112. OR
take the 109 tram, direction Port Melbourne, and get off at stop 124A and walk along the river to Queens Bridge Road and the festival.

 

 

 

 

 

You are invited to an end of year event with a difference.

We all know how stressful the silly season can be, both at work and at home. 

Take some time out, and 

- Meet old and new colleagues and make some new connections

- Get some tips about worker self-care from expert Debbie Lapthorne from the Victorian Council of Churches.

- Learn how to be mindful

- Get a bit of art therapy from Nicole Donegan

- And enjoy a yummy lunch! 

 

Tennis Australia will be hosting a Wheelchair Come & Try Event in conjunction with the National Championships on Sunday, November 13th at the National Tennis Centre.

  • For the first time ever, a wheelchair tennis tournament in Australia will be fielding all divisions (Men’s, Women’s, Quad, and Junior)!
  • Winner of the Men’s Open Singles Final gets the Men’s Open wheelchair wildcard for AO 2017
  • Rio Paralympic Gold medallist, Heath Davidson, will be competing in the Championships.
  • The National Championships will be used as official training for the AO Ball Crew for AO 2017.
  • Tennis Australia is working hard following the success of the sport at the Rio Paralympics to focus on development at the grassroots level which is evident with the growing junior division.
  • Following the National Championships, there will be a junior division at the next two Australian tournaments on the UNIQLO ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour, which Australia has not fielded in many years.
  • Three players in the Women’s division are former or current members of the Australian Gliders National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team.

Come & Try Wheelchair Tennis event:

When: Sunday, November 13th – 9:00-11:00am with a BBQ & watch the Men’s Final after.

Where: National Tennis Centre – Melbourne Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, 3001

Contact: wheelchairtennis@tennis.com.au

 

All Abilities Day is happening again at the Civic Reserve Recreation Centre on Wednesday 7 December from 10am – 1.30pm, to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability.
Come and try soccer, tennis, cricket, table tennis, SWISH, footy, dance and more for FREE. Bookings can be made online at 
https://aad2016.eventbrite.com.au or by calling 5950 1099.

Marveloo toilet available (BYO sling). Supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The United Nations theme for International Day of People with Disability in 2016 is "Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want" - read more about it here http://www.idpwd.com.au/ 

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is partnering with Karingal, Focus, Special Olympics Victoria, AFL South East, Cricket Victoria, and SCOPE. Activities are supported by MYC gymnastics, Elite Tennis Academy the Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association, SEDA College and BAM Dance Allstars. 

This is a MetroAccess initiative, supported by the State Government of Victoria.

Source: Mornington Peninsula Shire

Bring your family and friends to Australia's first wheelchair tennis hub. Free coaching, activities and BBQ. Sport wheelchair will be available to try. 

Please register your interest phone: 1300 Hume TC (1300 4869 82) or www.humetennis.com.au

When: Sunday 16 October

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Hume Tennis and Community Centre 225 Marathon Blvd, Craigieburn 

Sport for people with intellectual disability

Swimming Ballarat Games

When: Saturday 15th October 2.30pm to 6.45pm

Where: Ballarat Aquatic Centre (50m pool), Gillies Street, North Ballarat

Entry:  $15.00 due please

Swimming Bendigo Games

Saturday 29th October 1pm to 6pm

Peter Krenze YMCA Leisure Centre, Napier Street, Eaglehawk

Entry:  $15.00 due please

 

 

Overview of Special Olympics Australia 

For 40 years we have brought people with intellectual disability together with passionate volunteers to participate in weekly sports training, regular competition, fun and friendship.

Despite what many people think, we’re not the Paralympics. The Paralympics is for elite athletes, mainly with physical disability. Special Olympics is for people with intellectual disability.

At Special Olympics Australia everyone with an intellectual disability is welcome. Some participants join to have fun, make friends and enjoy the warmth of a welcoming community, while others are focussed on winning and receiving medals.

We’re not just a major sports event. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training in multiple sports as well as competition at local, state, national and international level. The pinnacle of our competition ladder is the World Games which is hosted on a four-year cycle in summer and winter sports. We also provide health and leadership programs.

Almost 600,000 Australians have an intellectual disability. They are the largest disability population in the country and the world, and in Australia another child is diagnosed with an intellectual disability every two hours.

People with intellectual disability can learn new skills and can accomplish goals. They just learn differently, or need more time or support to succeed.

Our focus is to make ability visible. Unlike physical disability, intellectual disability is sometimes invisible.

 

DISCOVER THE EXTRAORDINARY IN YOU

Find the circus you can do. Fully accessible circus classes for young people with disabilities aged 5-25 with friends and family.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM 

Monday 19 September 2016

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Parents and carers to participate and siblings welcome)

Cost: $35.00

Bookings essential! Please book online or contact us.

Contact information:

Website: www.westsidecircus.org.au

Phone: (03) 9471 2928

Email: communityprogram@westsidecircus.org.au

Why Gymnastics?
Gymnastics is a wonderful springboard for:
Friendships & learning social skills
Confidence and self-esteem
 Motor and cognitive skill development
 Balance, cooperation, posture, flexibility,
core and muscle strength
 Improved overall wellbeing
 Community connections and networks
Our club offers regular group gymnastics/movement classes in our Activity Room on a Sunday & Monday. We can also tailor a program to suit any age, ability and background if required, from specialised classes to mainstream groups, schools and individuals.
Feel free to drop into the club or phone to discuss how we can work with you to develop a program to met your needs

 

TRY CLASS
Sunday 11th September
11.00 to 11.45 (12yo to 16yo)
11.45 to 12.30pm (4yo to 8yo)

12.30 to 1.15pm (9yo to 11yo)Monday 12th September
12.15 to 1.00pm (16yo to adult)

11.30 to 12.15pm (2yo to 4yo)
All classes commence Term 4
Monday 3rd October 

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Private lessons also available.

For further information contact the office during business hours Monday to Friday on 03 9532 0457

HIGHETT YOUTH CLUB
3 Livingston Street,
HIGHETT VIC 3190
highettyouthclub@bigpond.com


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