People with disability will now have a greater opportunity to attend national disability conferences thanks to a new Government grants initiative
Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher announced last Thursday 33 organisations will receive grants of up to $10,000 to help people with disability and their carers attend disability-related conferences for the 2018-2019 year.
Minister Fletcher says it is imperative people with disability and their carers are “included and heard at a national, state and local level”.
The grants are worth a total of $312,349 and are to assist people with disability, their family members or carers with costs associated with attending disability-related conferences with a national focus.
“By assisting with conference fees, accomodation and travel costs, these grants will enable more people to participate in important disability-related conferences through to 30 June 2019” Minister Fletcher says.
Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services Sarah Henderson adds the National Disability Conference Initiative promotes inclusive and accessible communities as part of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.
“These grants will also provide services and equipment for people while attending conferences such as Auslan interpreters, assistive computer devices and software, aids and appliances,” she says.
The 33 organisations receiving grants are:
Angelman Syndrome Association Australia
Aus Docc Inc.
Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Ltd
Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Limited
Australian Rehabilitation And Assistive Technology Association Inco
Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association
Australian Tertiary Education Network On Disability (Atend) Incorporated
Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)
Blind Citizens Australia
Deakin University - The Inclusive Education Summit
Disability Employment Australia
Griffith University - The Hopkins Research Centre Bold Ideas Better Solutions
Hear And Say - Centre For Deaf Children Limited
Hemispherectomy Foundation Australia Inc.
International Society For Augmentative And Alternative Communication (Isaac)-Aus
Limbs 4 Life Incorporated
Lipoedema Australia Ltd
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia Incorporated
Metabolic Dietary Disorders Association Inc.
Motor Neurone Disease Association of Australia Incorporated
National Stroke Foundation
Parkinson's South Australia Incorporated
People with Multiple Sclerosis (Vic) Inc.
Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Incorporate
Save our Sons Inc.
Short Statured People of Australia Incorporated
Source Kids Limited
Speak Out Association of Tasmania Incorporated
Telethon Kids Institute
The Immune Deficiency Foundation Of Australia Limited
The Myositis Association - Australia
Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia
Tuberous Sclerosis Australia Incorporated
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