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Event information

This conference is aimed at professionals with an interest in inclusive education and employment for people with complex learning needs and disability aged 15 years and over.

Workshop Streams

Educational Inclusion Theory and Practice:

  • Epilepsy and Education
  • Intellectual Disability and Education
  • Mental Illness and Education
  • Learning Disability and Education

Educational Inclusion Pathways:

  • Best Practice in Career Planning for people with disability
  • Considerations in preparing for VET, TAFE and University
  • Diversity Pathways and Programs

Also included:

  • The NDIS and the role of the Local Area Coordinator

Important Dates

  • Call for Presentation Papers Open 15 January 2018
  • Early Bird Registrations open 15 January 2018
  • Call for Presentation Papers Close 29 March 2018
  • Early Bird Registrations Close 30 April 2018
  • Registrations Close 7 May 2018


Participant Registration Early Bird Registrations $100, full fee $150
Stallholder Registration (Stalls will be open during lunch break) $50

Keynote Presenter

Sarah Barton is a filmmaker with more than 20 years’ experience who has focused mainly on making films about disability. Her first major film UNTOLD DESIRES (1994) won the first Logie Award for SBS television and an AFI Award for most outstanding documentary. Sarah created and produced the first 70 episodes of the award winning disability community television series ‘No Limits’. Sarah mentored and trained a number of disabled performers including the late comedian and writer Stella Young. Sarah’s short documentary STROKE A CHORD (2012) about a choir of stroke survivors who can sing but not speak was a finalist in the ATOM Awards in 2013.

Sarah worked as Chief Executive Officer of Disability Media Australia an organisation she co-founded in 2005. She also returned to No Limits in the role of Executive Producer mentoring and training disabled producers, cast and crew.

In 2015 Sarah returned to her production company Fertile Films to complete DEFIANT LIVES and recently launched an online video distribution platform called In 2010 Sarah received a Churchill Fellowship to travel to America and England to research a feature documentary about the disability rights movement. Screen Australia subsequently supported the project in 2015 and the film DEFIANT LIVES was released in 2017.

Call for Presentations

Presentation proposals must be submitted by close of business Thursday 29 March 2018.

The contact on the submission will be notified if the proposal has been accepted by Monday 16 April 2018

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