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Jim Valavanis
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Jim Valavanis Dec 2
International Day of People with Disability is a UN observed day celebrated internationally on 3rd December. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding, recognition & acceptance of people with disability & celebrate their achievements & contributions within our community
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AFDO Dec 1
Iconic buildings around the world will glow purple on 3rd December to celebrate and put a spotlight on the economic contribution of the millions of employees with around the world.
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Ross Joyce Nov 24
We welcome the news that the included $1.48b for 100 trams. However, not all tram stops have level access. , we need all tram stops in to have level access so people with can access the accessible !
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AFDO Nov 24
Many positive announcements in for people w disability. But disappointed that after committing to achieving in , Vic Gov has announced $388m funding for ‘special schools’. Segregated education is NOT inclusive education!
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Ross Joyce Oct 30
Our recent submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the Review of NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission is now available on our website. PDF: Word:
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AFDO Oct 11
Pls Share: - Paid Opportunity for Australians with . Expression of Interest for with: ● Experience accessing or employing disability service providers ● Availability in late October and/or early November More info:
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AFDO Sep 23
An exciting initiative for across , , and the areas, to engage talented university and TAFE with through internships. More info for (and ) at:
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AFDO Aug 30
Almost half Queensland’s train stations aren’t compliant with Federal standards. Please sign this petition calling the Minister to commit to 100% by 2022. Everyone should be able to access our public transport system.
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Ross Joyce Aug 5
AFDO is part of a coalition of 16 disability organisations that have signed a joint statement calling for people with to be a primary focus of government during .
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Ross Joyce Jul 30
This article explores the unconsious bias that employers may have on employing people with . However, by offering supportive practices it’s possible to embrace genuine , and attract talented employees with disability.
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Blind Citizens Aust Jun 22
Nas Campanella chats directly to a family that will truly benefit from audio description and explains just how it will work.... via
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AFDO Jun 23
Nas Campanella is a respected journalist, has just landed her dream job, is happily married, and has an adoring network of family and friends. And yet, on a regular basis, she is confronted by strangers, desperate to offer their condolences.
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Jim Valavanis Jun 23
Improving the recruitment and selection of people with disabilities. Despite representing nearly 20% of the Australian population, people with disabilities are severely underrepresented in the workforce and face numerous barriers to employment.
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AFDO Jun 7
Congratulations to AFDO President, Liz Reid on being awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) Medal today for her service to people with , to , and to social inclusion.
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Jim Valavanis Jun 4
Expressions Of Interest (EOI): people with to join Advisory Group. Are you a person with disability with experience accessing a dietitian or nutrition service? Interested in joining an Advisory Group? We are looking for 2 people. More info:
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AFDO Jun 4
Expressions Of Interest (EOI): people with to join Advisory Group. Are you a person with disability with experience accessing a dietitian or nutrition service? Interested in joining an Advisory Group? We are looking for 2 people. More info:
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Ross Joyce Jun 4
We do not condone children being admitted to an Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) for any reason. Being admitted to an Adult Unit would be a confronting and traumatic experience for children, and it is not a safe environment for adolescents.
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Ross Joyce Jun 1
Congratulations Down Syndrome Australia on your new website. A great new website for people with , , and friends, as well as prenatal and new . You can check out the new website at:
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Ross Joyce Apr 10
We welcome the announcement by that $2 million will be used to establish a dedicated helpline to provide information and outreach services to assist people with disability during the crisis.
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The Project Mar 26
One message received loud & clear in this emergency is how hard coronavirus can hit the elderly. But there’s another really vulnerable group of Aussies who are feeling increasingly overlooked, people living with a disability. For resources available via
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