NDCO Webinar: Customised Employment - streamlining sustainable transitions

Date:              Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Time:              12:30 - 1:30pm
Through the NDIS people with disability are increasingly seeking transition to work supports. Join us in this webinar to gain knowledge and an overview of tools and resources to support people who want to work and achieve suitable and sustainable employment using a Customised Employment approach. Suggested target audience for this webinar includes NDIS providers of 'Finding and Keeping a Job' supports, DES  and ADE providers, SLES providers and School representatives. FREE to participate

Y Connect - Women's Leadership Program

YWCA Adelaide is hosting a 12 month program to support women with disability in leadership development and mentoring. The program aims to help your chances to find employment and/or progress your career and meet and connect with other women who share similar experiences.
Program includes: connection with YWC Adelaide, fortnightly face to face leadership development workshops over first 3 months, one to one mentoring match, group speed mentoring event and ongoing support.
The YWCA are also looking for mentors to assist the participants of this program:
·         Are you an experienced woman with networks that support you?
·         Are you interested in assisting a woman living with disability to grow their potential, realise their goals and broaden their connections for potential employment?
·         Are you able to find two hours a month to work with a woman living with disability as a MentorPlus?

For more information about eligibility criteria and more information about the program as a participant or mentor, please call Lisa Gascoigne or Carmel Green on 8203 9400, 0437 650 946 or email
Please note that several intakes will be happening across 2018.

Small Business / Micro-Enterprise workshop

National Disability Services (NDS) SA is currently inviting state-wide expressions of interest to people living with a disability, their families and/or direct support workers to participate in a 2 day workshop designed to explore small start-up businesses and microenterprise as an employment option.

The two day workshop covers:

·         What is micro-enterprise
·         My business idea/discovery
·         The market around me
·         Money matters
·         Sales and marketing
·         Funding and ongoing supports

The workshops will be facilitated by Dr Guy Turnbull who co-wrote and delivers Rapid Enterprise Development workshops for people living with disability across the UK.
We would love to extend the invitation to a person or family attached to your organisation who you think might be interested in support to get a small business or microenterprise idea off the ground.
To express a registration of interest please contact Vanessa Schoek on 8154 3702. Registrations close 16th February and workshops will be held in March.


Parents as Career Transition Supporter (PACTS) Workshops

Disability Focus - Free for Parents/Carers  - 2018 Workshops - Watch this space



NDIS Community Expo

Hosted by the State Government attend this Expo to find out more about working in the Sector and the NDIS scheme's rollout.  Government representatives together with the NDIA and service providers will be present at the Expo to answer any questions about what the NDIS will mean for you. 

Eastern Adelaide - Tuesday 20th February
Influencers Church, 57 Darley Road, Paradise

Adelaide Hills - Friday 9th March
Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, 145A Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf

For help with online registration for any of these events, phone 1800 952 962. Email

To register attendance for the Expo and for more information visit


Positive Futures Expo

City of Playford, Playford Civic Centre
Wednesday 23rd May


The 2018 Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo, My Life My Choice

Adelaide Showground
Thursday, 27 September


National Disability Coordination Officer
Programme (NDCO). South Australia:
Regions: 23-24-25

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