Disability Access Update
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Welcome to the 58th edition of the fortnightly Access Update, distributed by Darebin Council MetroAccess Initiative.
If you have an article to submit for the next edition please email the details to the MetroAccess Officer.

In This Issue
Arts, Culture & Social
Sport & Recreation
General Updates
Conferences, Forums & Professional Development
Employment, Education & Training
Consultations, Submissions & Expressions of Interest
Resources & Funding
Featured Links
Useful Links
Darebin Disability Contacts

Arts, Culture & Social

A group of people outside a home- Opportunity for Deaf Writers
- Aspergers Syndrome Parent Support Network
- Inclusive Arts forum
- Caregivers Support Group: Grow Better Together
- Community Kitchen Cooking Groups
- Cooking for Life
- Cerebral Palsy Support Network Meet and Greet

Sport & Recreation

A far view of the bowling green and spectator chairs at the Darebin International Sports Centre, Thornbury- Darebin Leisure Facilities Tour
- Improving Park Access for All

General Updates

A librarian in a wheelchair working in a library- ABS Data Shows Alarming Drop in Transport Mobility
- Pushing the Boundaries on Autism in the Mainstream
- Making Sure our Carers are OK
- Communique: NDIS Implementation Working Group Update March 2012


Conferences, Forums & Professional Development

A performer and an Auslan interpreter- Enabling People with Disabilities to Express and Fulfill their Sexual Identity, Needs and Desires
- Setting Goals Together Workshop
- DANA 4th National Disability Advocacy Conference: Advocacting for Inclusion
- Forum on School Funding for Students with Disabilities
- Forum: Increasing Civic Participation and Improving Consultation with People with a Disability
- Forum: Transforming Local Government Culture and Creating Employment Opportunities for People with a Disability

Employment, Education & Training

Two ladies smiling and holding a cup of coffee behind a counter in a cafe.- A WISE Start... Women Wanting to Build Life Skills
- Disabled Miss Out on New Jobs Growth

Consultations, Submissions & Expressions of Interest

A group of men listen intently at a meeting.

- 'Seek an Answer Forum: Standing up for our Human Rights in our Everyday Lives and Relationships'
- Make Public Transport Accessible for Everybody! All Aboard Campaign Launch
- Victims Support Agency: Accessible Publications Consultation
- Reserach Project Seeking Participants: 'Falls & near falls in Adults ageing with Cerebral Palsy'

Resources & Funding

Closeup of a pen on top of a chart.

- Disability Services Commissioner Newsletter
- New Research and Advocacy Tool: Social Needs Directory 
- Launch of the Community Works Program 2012/13
- Getting Young People with Disabilties Ready for Study and Work: Guide for Parents
- North West Metro Regional Communication Service Newsletter

Featured Links

Useful Links

  • Darebin Disability Access - List of services Council offers to local residents and organisations.
  • Access for All Abilities Newsletter - 'Out There in Darebin and Yarra' is a quarterly newsletter through the Access for All Abilities program, promoting information about leisure & recreational opportunities. 
  • Community Directory - Contacts for disability services providers for the Northern Melbourne Metro region.
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Darebin Disability Contacts

Ph: 8470 8888
TTY: 8470 8696
Multilingual Line: 8470 8470

Christine Mulholland - MetroAccess Officer
Ph: 8470 8368 Email: christine.mulholland@darebin.vic.gov.au

Natalie McGlone - Social Policy Officer
Ph: 8470 8528 Email: natalie.mcglone@darebin.vic.gov.au

Clinton Fullgrabe - Access for All Abilities Coordinator 
Ph: 8470 8396 Email: clinton.fullgrabe@darebin.vic.gov.au