You have the opportunity to try Wheelchair Tennis for FREE! The Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre are offering the opportunity for a free hitting session so you can come and try the sport. Wheelchairs are provided so roll on up! This is a great game for the WHOLE family, because it is ALL ABILITIES! Able-bodied kids and adults can play Wheelchair tennis too!

Challenge yourself and give it a go. Whether you're a trained tennis player or have never picked up a racquet, this social program is for you.

When: Thursdays 6 - 8pm

Where: Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre. 11 Webster Way, Packenham

Contact: 5940 8510 or tennis.cardinia@alignedleisure.com.au

Cost: First class is free and then $10 per session

Relate: Social know-how and sexual health education for people with disabilities.

Social know-how and sexual health. Relate is a fun, interactive group program for people with disabilities to learn about healthy relationships.

We know that it can be difficult and embarrassing to talk about relationships and sex. Our qualified educators can help with:

Body parts and funtions.

Relationships and consent.

Conception and contraception.

Media and cyber safety.

Public and private places and behaviour.

Social Skills

Hygiene

Keeping Safe

Appropriate work place behaviour

and more...

When: Tuesday, 3.30pm - 5pm. Term 4, 9 October - 4 December 2018.

Where: Flemmington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington

Public Transport is close. Catch the 59 tram or the Upfield train

Contact Mel or Larissa at

email: Relate@merrihealth.org.au or

phone: 93559900

Relate creates fun, safe and interactive human relations programs that are tailored to meet the needs of participants.Relate provides group education to people with intellectual disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

Are you growing up deaf or hard of hearing and you're indigenous? Then you and your family are welcome to join us for this fantastic camp experience! Deaf Children Australia (DCA) is excited to partner with Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI) for this great camp with fun cultural, social and recreation activities that will strengthen participants' sense of identity as proud young deaf indigenous people. Make new friends who share similar experiences. Visit the Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre, and learn more about the cultural significance of Gariwerd. Talk about being strong and deadly! The camp is free, including all activities, food and accommodation. 

You will need to make your own way to Halls Gap or Stawell. DCA will have a shuttle service available from Stawell Train Station to Halls Gap. Talk to us about your travel plans in case we can coordinate with other camp participants. We have a small amount of funds to assist with transport so if needed, please ask when you register.

Applications close Friday 12 October. 
Get in soon so you don't miss out!

When: 26 - 28 October 2018
Where:
UC Camp Acacia
63 - 67 Grampians Rd
Halls Gap Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park
Email: helpline@deafchiIdren.org.au 
Phone: Greg on 0407 318 436 
More info: www.deafchildrenaustralia.org.au

The camp is available to school aged Victorian children and their families at no cost through the generous support of the Department of Education and Training Victoria.

Sport and Recreation Victoria - Sport Inclusion Community of Practice
Media and Communications: what works and how can we work better together?

When: Monday October 1st 3:30-5:00 (3:15 arrival for 3:30 start).
Where: 50 Lonsdale room 1.10

Who should attend - anyone who wants to promote & share inclusive opportunities, pick up some tips on how to hook into health, education, community development and disability networks.  

Format: short presentations by communications managers working in sport, health, disability and the inclusion sector discussing what currently works and what the future opportunities are. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer period, a world café presenting opportunities to highlight in the media and a networking opportunity to finish.  

For more information contact:
Shawn Stevenson
03 9096 9871
Shawn.Stevenson@dhhs.vic.gov.au

This SATURDAY, get along to Knox Regional Football Centre for the Football Federation Victoria Gala Day and SNAPP Sports Soccer Session from 11am. This event wraps up the 2018 All Abilties season with a fun day of football, activites and networking. AAA Play will be there, so come and say hi!

Where: Knox Regional Football Centre, 257 George St, Wantirna South VIC 3152

When:

Gala Day is from 10am - 2pm.

SNAPP Soccer Session is from 11am. Suitable for kids with Autism, aged 4-12 years

Cost: Free

Contact: Sharon Wong on 94741805 or email swing@ffv.org.au

Do you love running around? How about riding your bike? Did you know that you can participate in a duathlon if you love to do both these things?

The Western Suburbs Triathlon Club in Altona are holding a kids mini-duathlon this weekend and it's suitable for ALL ABILITIES! Even if you've never participated before, you can head along to the Esplanade in Altona and join in on the fun.

There will be adults and long distance events in the morning that you can watch and cheer and support, followed by the All Abilities Kids event. Entry fees for children with a disability are only $10.

Some of the team from Inclusive Sports Training will be particpating on the day also, including our superstar AAA Ambassadors!

What to Bring:

Your bike. It needs to be safe, so keep your training wheels or other modifications on for the event.

Your bike helmet. Safety first and it's the Law.

Your running shoes.

You, a smile and a give it a go attitude.

Entry fee for children with disabilites is $10. Siblings can join in the fun for $20 (online registration) or $25 on the day.

When: This Sunday 2 September 2018.

Time: Registration at 9am - 9.45am for a 10am start.

Where: 127 The Esplanade, Altona

Contact: Jill Stevenson on 0417 308 509 or head to www.wstc.org.au

 

Some other cool stuff to know about the event... The road will be closed! We really care about your safety. There's going to be spot prizes, including a kids mountain bike and other entry giveaways. There will be medals and certificates for all participants. There are distances that all the kids will be trying to achieve, but it's ok if you can't run or ride that far. It's all about trying your best and learning new skills.

Would you like to join Scope's Junior BFL program?

Registrations are now open!

Junior BFL is a version of AFL that has been modified to suit the needs of children with
multiple and complex disability. A fast, fun, friendly game, Junior BFL supports children
from 9-15 to make their mark on the world of competitive footy.

This 9 week program will include skills sessions and competitive games, culminating in
a grand final game.

When:   Thursdays, 11 October 2018- 6th December 2018
Time:     5:30pm - 6:15pm
Cost:     $160.00
Where:  Sportlink -2 Hanover Road, Vermont South VIC 3133

To register, please complete the Junior BFL Registration Form.

For more information please contact Jemima Aitchison
Phone:  0439 635 797
Email:    jaitchison@scopeaust.org.au

Come and join in having a fun day learning the skills of golf this Thursday 23rd August 2018. This is a joint initiative of Lakeside Golf Club. Lake Boga, Golf Victoria, Golf Australia and Mallee Sports Assembly Inc. so it's bound to be an excellent day out.

Where: Lakeside Golf Club, Lalbert Road, Lake Boga

When: Thursday 23 August 2018

Contact: Delia Baber on 0429 332 008 for more information

Do you live in Hobsons Bay City Council or Wyndham City Council?

The The University of Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Community Fund are hosting an event to connect local sports clubs and bring them together to share ideas about inclusiveness.

If your sports club is interested in planning programs for people with a disability, then this event is for you!

Where: Compton Green, 1/240 Geelong Road, West Footscray

Date: Monday, 13 August 2018

Time: 6pm - 8pm

The Netball Victoria All Abilities Schools Carnival is open to Secondary Specialist Schools, Specialist Development Schools and school teams consisting of multi-class athletes.

Costs : $70/school

When: 17 August 2018

Where: HP Barr Reserve, Edwards St, Wangaratta

Contact Netball Victoria for more details on 9321 2206

Email: community@netballvic.com.au

Website: https://nvclubhouse.com.au/document/917/all-abilities-netball

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