The ‘Having a Say’ conference is the largest conference for people with disabilities within Australia where people can find their voice, to speak up, to be heard and to be respected. This is a conference where people listen to each other, not just to the speakers on stage.
Some of our WAiS team, along with supporters, went to Geelong to participate and present at the annual conference. Valid, the hosting organisation, has an enviable culture of connection with, and contribution from people with disability. People with disability are in every conference role imaginable. The conference offers a range of fun experiences for people to try, alongside formal, accessible conference presentations.
Liz and Ben were fitting contributors on the conference theme – ‘Lead Your Life’ and their presentations were well received! We also heard from families about their experience of assisting setting up a home for their adult children in the context of an NDIS plan and we gathered resources and connections for developing WAiS Easy English documentation, along with lots of other learning.
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