Members we need your input!

In our recent member survey it was made clear to us that our members wanted to be more involved in helping ACD develop our resources for other families just like yours. And we were delighted to hear that, as it is your experience which makes sure the work we do stays relevant and meaningful. And […]

This entry was posted on September 14, 2016

Care Melton Expo

Carers Access Resources Expo The Melton Carers Access Resources Expo is happening on Thursday 13th October from 10am-2pm. Entry is free with over 50 exhibitors, including support, services or resources to carers or people with a disability or older people within the City of Melton. ACD will be there too so pop in and say […]

This entry was posted on September 8, 2016

Aspect Autism in Education Conference

National Conference Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre 5-6 May 2016 In response to overwhelming support, the second Aspect Autism in Education Conference is being hosted in Melbourne. The education of students on the autism spectrum remains one of the major challenges across the education and community sectors so, this conference is perhaps more crucial than […]

This entry was posted on March 16, 2016

ACD Connect is coming to Darebin!

We are offering 4 x 1 day ‘NDIS Pre-Planning’ workshops for parents and carers of a child with a disability (0-18). If you want to learn more about the NDIS, and how to: Put a plan into action for your child Advocate for your child Establish community connections then these series of workshops are not […]

This entry was posted on February 24, 2016

Welcome to Rock Solid & Learning Together

ACD together with the Department of Education and Training are very proud to announce the upcoming launch of two new web resources for families of children with a disability Learning Together Supporting families of students with a disability in Victorian primary and secondary schools, and Rock Solid Rock Solid is a first of its kind […]

This entry was posted on September 22, 2015

The Role of Service Dogs for People with special needs

Are you interested in hearing about the various uses of dogs in the fields of empowerment, education and assistance to people with PTSD, Alzheimer, Autism, brain injuries, epilepsy, intellectual and physical disabilities? The Centre for Service and Therapy Dogs Australia, is offering a free information session: When: Wednesday 15th July from 8pm –10pm Venue: Caulfield […]

This entry was posted on July 9, 2015

Education State consultations

The Victorian Government is building the Education State – supporting all Victorians to live the lives they want to live and get the jobs they need, securing our state’s economic and social future. Every Victorian has an equal right to the knowledge and skills to shape their lives, regardless of their background, their personal circumstances […]

This entry was posted on July 9, 2015

Develop effective parent, school & teacher partnerships

Free one day workshop for parents and carers of school age children on the autism spectrum Positive Partnerships offers a range of free options to help you develop strong partnerships in support of your school-aged child with autism. Like all school-age students, children with autism spectrum disorder benefit from strong, positive relationships between the home […]

This entry was posted on June 3, 2015

Listen to Me – Voices of Pacific Children with Disability

Deakin University and Save the Children Australia invite you to the Premiere of Listen to Me – Voices of Pacific Children with Disability, two short documentary films by award-winning Australian director Kasimir Burgess, as part of the Light in Winter Festival 2015. Filmed in Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, Pikinini Tok Tok and Singaut Bilong […]

This entry was posted on May 23, 2015

Medication & Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Paediatrician Dr Sian Hughes will be presenting a workshop designed for parents and carers who would like to learn more about the use of medication and their child with ASD When would medication be considered when working with children with ASD? What are some of the common medications out there that are prescribed and what […]

This entry was posted on May 23, 2015