Increasing choices and participation in community for people with disability.


Increasing choices and participation in community for people with disability.

The Southern Region Disability Alliance (SRDA), a local government initiative, want all people with disability to participate in community life.  Empowerment, choice and control to support peoples economic, social and cultural wellbeing.

To achieve this vision, we need to work with service providers, community organisations and the broader community.

You are invited to workshop to explore and work through the challenges and opportunities to strengthen and support participation in community life.

Who should attend

People with disability, carers, family, community service organisation, disability sector staff and volunteers within community facilities (Neighbourhood Houses and Community Learning Centres), council staff and Disability Advisory Committee members, sport and recreational providers (community, private), NDIS and LAC, disability employment services, advocacy/self-advocacy agencies for people with a disability, students studying community services.

 What to expect

During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to:

      • Learn from service providers and organisations already making positive changes in disability access
        and inclusion.
      • Meet and network with others working or volunteering in
        the community and disability sector.
      • Promote your services to others within the Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire.

 About the SRDA

The SRDA currently involves City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire, the City of Casey, has been working to support the access and inclusion of people with disabilities in community life.

Workshop Details

Date:   Tuesday 15 December 2020

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Register by: 9:00 am 15 December at

 ZOOM: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 971 3627 0132

*If you require support to access the workshop please contact Sue Wood:

Session Outline

Session 1: Rethinking ability

Stories and experiences from those working within the field, across the areas of employment, service provision and private enterprise.

Session 2: Rethinking the future

Explore how we can destigmatise disability both for the individual and the community.

How do we support people with disability to thrive and reach their full potential?

Session 3: Changes we can all make

Shape the work of the SRDA to strengthen and increase access to community life for the individual with the disability.

This event is supported by:

City of Casey, City of Cardinia, City of Greater of Dandenong