NDCO Inclusive Learning and Pathways Conference

Friday 23 November 2018

Keynote Presenter - Sarah Barton

Sarah Barton is a filmmaker with more than 20 years’ experience who has focused mainly on making films about disability. Her first major film UNTOLD DESIRES (1994) won the first Logie Award for SBS television and an AFI Award for most outstanding documentary.  Sarah created and produced the first 70 episodes of the award winning disability community television series ‘No Limits’. Sarah mentored and trained a number of disabled performers including the late comedian and writer Stella Young. Sarah’s short documentary STROKE A CHORD (2012) about a choir of stroke survivors who can sing but not speak was a finalist in the ATOM Awards in 2013.

In 2010 Sarah received a Churchill Fellowship to travel to America and England to research a feature documentary about the disability rights movement. Screen Australia subsequently supported the project in 2015 and the film DEFIANT LIVES was released in 2017. https://defiantlives.com/

Target: Professionals with an interest in inclusive education and employment for people with complex learning needs and disability aged 15 years and over. Including School Principals, Careers Advisors, Teachers, Trainers, Senior School Coordinators, Integration support staff, Disability Employment Consultants, Youth Workers, Alternative Education Providers, Education Specialists, Employment Coaches, Disability Employment Specialists.

 Monash University Peninsula, Campus McMahons Rd, Frankston

Workshop Streams

Educational Inclusion Policy and Practice

Employment Inclusion Pathways and Opportunities


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Important dates 

Early registrations Free

Registrations after 6 November  - $50

Limited Stallholder Registration (Stalls will be open during lunch break only) Free

Presentations include

Department of Education and Training  Education for All

WeSupportU Ltd - Education Co Design Framework 

Access Easy English - Communication for inclusion in education environments  

Epilepsy Foundation - Epilepsy and Education, Impacts and Solutions

Australian Network on Disability - Stepping into and PACE Mentoring

Specialisterne Australia Assisting organisations in recruiting and supporting people on the autism spectrum

Swinburne University and Chisholm TAFE - 

Considerations in preparing for VET, TAFE and University

Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice - Customized Employment

National Disability Services - Ticket To Work

School Leavers Employment Supports - Considerations in transition to employment models