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Events 2016

April

Nominations are open for the 2016 Disability Support Awards.

02
World Autism Day – Light it up Blue

Venue: Perth Bell Tower

The Perth Bell Tower and other buildings around the world will be lit up in blue for World Autism Day on 2 April.

02
Pop Up Stand: Fremantle

Venue: Kings Square Fremantle

The Autism Association of WA staff will provide information about autism at a pop up stand in Fremantle on 2 April.

02
Autism Awareness Week

Venue: various

Autism Awareness Week is held each year to raise awareness of people with autism and to celebrate their accomplishments.

02
Understanding autism seminars

Venue: West Coast Institute, Health and Wellness Training Campus, 63 McLarty Avenue Joondalup, or Autism Association of WA, 217 Canning Highway, East Fremantle.

The Autism Association of WA is holding seminars in Joondalup and East Fremantle to explain the association services and also to provide information about the impact of autism on day to day life, including the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder.

03
WA Rockability Group CD launch

Venue: Paddington Ale House, 141 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016

The WA Rockability Group is holding a CD launch at the Paddington Ale House on 3 April, featuring musicians with disability involved in the Play My Way program.

07
Strengthening Safer Services Forum – Albany

Venue: CLA Training Room, 56 Cockburn Road, Albany WA 6330

NDS WA and Curtin University are holding free forums to gain a better understanding about how disability service providers can keep people with disability safe, as well as what they can do to improve their services.

13
Healthy Lifestyles

Venue: Sunrise Park, East Wellard

The City of Kwinana is hosting a series of Healthy Lifestyles events providing people of all abilities with the opportunity to try soccer, cricket, netball, totem tennis or even frisbee.

14
The Little Prince

Venue: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle

A performance of the children’s puppet show The Little Prince will be audio-described on 14 April.

15
Autism Awareness Morning Tea

Venue: First floor function room, Ascot Racecourse, 71 Grandstand Road, Ascot WA 6014

As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Telethon Kids Institute autism research team will hold a morning tea at Ascot Racecourse on 15 April.

16
Picnic at Hanging Rock

Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre (inside State Theatre Centre), 174-176 William Street, Perth WA 6000

A performance of Tom Wright’s adaptation of the Joan Lindsay’s novel Picnic at Hanging Rock, to be held in Perth in April, will be audio-described.

18
Intensive Basic Auslan Course

Venue: WA Deaf Society, 46/5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth

The WA Deaf Society is running a one week intensive Auslan course during the April school holidays. Participants can complete the Basic Course, which usually runs over eight weeks, in five days.

20
Come and Try Day

Venue: Town Beach Park, off Dolphin Drive (next to Seashells), Mandurah

Dreamfit’s Come and Try Day is a chance for people with disability to trial a large variety of bikes and trikes, as well as music and sensory equipment, an all-terrain chair, specially modified trailer and a converted seated segway.

23
Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories

Venue: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, 174–176 William Street, Perth

The 23 April performance of Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories will be audio-described.

27
Strengthening Safer Services Forum – Perth

Venue: NDS WA training room, 12 Lindsay Street, Perth WA 6000

NDS WA and Curtin University are holding free forums to gain a better understanding about how disability service providers can keep people with disability safe, as well as what they can do to improve their services.

28
Patient experience event series

Venue: Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat

The Health Consumers Council is hosting an inaugural event series on 28 and 29 April, during Patient Experience Week (25–29 April).

28
Strengthening Safer Services Forum – Kalgoorlie

Venue: Lotteries House, 42 Wilson Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430

NDS WA and Curtin University are holding free forums to gain a better understanding about how disability service providers can keep people with disability safe, as well as what they can do to improve their services.