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Understanding the Social Model of Disability and How this Fosters Inclusion and Accessibility - CPD Webinar for Allied Health Assistants

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is run by the AHA CPD Learning Community, a community for Allied Health Assistants and interested parties to come together, connect and learn through continuing professional development designed for Allied Health Assistants. This webinar is only accessible to AHA CPD Learning Community members. If you are not a member and would like to attend this and other AHA CPD monthly events, please select 'get tickets' and you will be sent a link to join the Community. Joining the Community will give you access to not only this webinar, but all AHA CPD monthly webinars, learning resources and community discussions for 12 months from date of joining. Once joined, be sure to set your profile to receive notifications of each new monthly CPD event as they are published. Please also note that by completing an order on this page, you consent to us contacting you with a brief survey which will help us enhance our Community (you are not obliged to complete it).


Working with Clients with Disability 101:

Working with clients with a disability provides allied health professionals with a unique win-win, the opportunity to perform rewarding and challenging work that is funded by the NDIS. However, catering to the diverse range of disabilities in Australia can be daunting.  

This webinar is not a comprehensive program on disability, because that isn’t possible. What this webinar will provide is a set of tools for the Allied health Professional to better understand and work with the unique needs of clients with a disability.  

In this webinar, Tommy Trout – Founder of WeFlex – will unpack the social model of disability, the complex nature of support needs as well as accessibility, providing the participants with the tools and encouragement to begin or continue working with people with Disability. 

This webinar is appropriate for anybody who has face-to-face (or even virtual) interaction with people with disability. The webinar will provide value for those with experience and those with little exposure, providing lots of real-life examples and solutions to issues common in service delivery.

Attendees will leave with an: 

  • An understanding of the Social Model of Disability
  • Improved ability to gauge, understand and meet the support needs of clients with a disability
  • Improved understanding and ability to meet the unique accessibility needs of people with a disability
  • A deepened appreciation of the history and unique cultures within disabilities communities in Australia

This webinar will include time for Q&A and discussion.

Meet Your Webinar Host:

Joan Leo

Joan Leo, Learning Product Manager, The Allied Health Academy.

Joan is an allied health professional and learning and development specialist with over 20 years' experience in the health and higher education sectors. Joan brings educational expertise, creativity and innovation to The Allied Health Academy (TAHA) to support delivering education experiences and fostering communities of practice that connect and empower learners.

Meet Your Webinar Presenter:

Tommy Trout - Founder, WeFlex

Tommy is a distinguished NDIS executive and innovator, with a track record spanning over 18 years within the not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors, both in Australia and internationally. His professional journey includes pivotal roles, such as spearheading Partnerships for a prominent live-crowd fundraising and pitch-coaching charity, where he orchestrated the mobilisation of millions of dollars of funding for grassroots organisations nationwide. 

Tommy’s contributions extend to his tenure as a National Network Developer, where he played a key role in establishing community networks for suicide prevention in rural and remote Australia. A luminary in his field, Tommy is also the visionary founder of WeFlex, a rapidly expanding NDIS enterprise dedicated to delivering health and fitness services to participants throughout Australia. 

Tommy currently holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance), Cert IV Training and Assessment and a qualified Personal Trainer (and currently studying health science!). 


This webinar is brought to you by The Allied Health Academy. Learn more about our online community of practice: free to join.

This webinar is exclusively available to members of the AHA CPD Learning Community. If you miss it and want to watch the replay, it will be available in the AHA CPD Learning Community on our Mighty Networks platform. For more information and link to subscribe, please visit: AHA CPD (

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