ECSC are thrilled to announce four (4) remarkable speakers for our upcoming Multicultural Disability Interagency Forum scheduled for 21st June 2016. These speakers, who have experienced living with disability, will be talking about their lives, experiences of disability services as well as their hopes and concerns about the imminent NDIS rollout.
It is our privilege to introduce our first presenter, Hannen Abdallah:
‘I am a person with a mild learning disability and a visual impairment. I come from a Lebanese background. I have a good sense of humour and I love talking! I work in supportive employment and I also volunteer at Vision Australia. I am also on two management boards.’
We are further looking forward to host our second presenter, Bahram Noori who had the following information to share:
“I was born in Kabul Afghanistan and we moved to Australia In February 2014 with my family. I am studying civil engineering. I can speak 3 languages including Pashto, English and my native tongue is Dari/Persian. Previously, I worked with the Australian Army & Air Force as an interpreter & translator for more than 3 years. I have 4 children, and I'm interested in disability rights, and would like to know about services, and organizations like the NDIS etc.”
Join us on the 21st of June 2016 to find out more about our speakers’ experiences and views on the changing face of life with disability in Australia.
Join a unique forum series on key opportunities and challenges in the transition to the NDIS from the perspectives of CALD people with disabilities, carers, service providers and policy makers.
- Gain insight into the experiences of inspiring speakers from CALD backgrounds or working with CALD people with disability
- Share your views on opportunities and challenges faced by CALD people with disabilities in the move to individualised service provision
- Develop strategic partnerships for moving forward in a time of critical transformation in the disability sector
Forum 1 - 21 June 2016
Perspectives of CALD People with Disability
Forum 2 - 24 August 2016
Perspectives of Disability Service Providers
Forum 3 - 26 October 2016
Perspectives of Policy Makers & Advocates
All forums are scheduled from 2pm to 4pm