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Towards Inclusion: Northern Sydney Multicultural Disability Expo and Panel Discussion

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Services Expo 

10am - 1pm

Location: Johnson Hall, Level Two

Meet your local community services available in Northern Sydney.

Representatives from education, youth service, counselling, advocacy, health and social support will be available to chat about their services and how to access them. 

Peer Talks

1030am - 1pm

Location: Fuller Hall, Level Three

Listen to peers share their journeys and lived experiences; raising awareness about barriers and opportunities that people with disability face as we work towards achieving full inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of civil society.

Topics include: advocacy, transport, employment, further / tertiary education, art, housing, community, supports beyond the NDIS, leading my life, faith and belonging at church and transport.

10.30am - Session 1: Self-Directed Independence

This empowering session celebrates the strength and capabilities of people as they explore pathways to lead their lives.

  • Amplifying My voice through Advocacy - Nidhi Shekaran
  • Leading My Life - Carl Edwardes
  • My Employment Journey - Bill Zhao

11.10am - Session 2: Social Connectedness

This session shows the strength of community supports, meaningful connections and empowering the community with inclusiveness.

  • Supports Beyond the NDIS - Julie Magill
  • Getting Around When I Want, Where I Want - Quang Nguyen
  • Faith and Belonging at Church - Grace Kye

11.50am - Session 3:  Personal Growth

A transformative journey that leads to personal growth in various aspects of life, unlocking the full potential.

  • Further Study through Tertiary Education - Paul Seo
  • Housing Basics: My housing ‘how-to’ - David Yang

    **Spaces are limited for Peer Talks. Reserve your spot at Checkout. 

    Panel Discussion: Social Barriers and Opportunities

    1.30 - 2.30pm 

    Location: Fuller Hall, Level Three

    Experience first-hand the diverse perspectives on barriers and opportunities in accessing supports and services, and how we work together to build a community that is supportive and inclusive for ALL. Join people with disability and community workers to explore themes of inclusion and cultural diversity.

    Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. 


    A shuttle bus service will operate between St Leonards Station and the Crows Nest Centre for the duration event. The pick up location at St Leonards Station is Seargants Lane. Departure from St Leonards will be every half an hour from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

    For more information about the event please contact Jini on 0466 947 024 or Devan on 0477 386 120. 

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