What is the Sydney Disability Expo all about?
From 1 July 2017, the NDIS became available state-wide for people currently receiving supports through New South Wales Government specialist disability services and new participants are now progressively entering the scheme.
The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and improve their quality of life. The NDIS supports people with a disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and gain meaningful employment.
In the Central and Western Sydney region over 110,000 people with disabilities require support from disability service and product providers. As a result of the NDIS, Central and Western Sydney residents with disabilities will gain greater control over their lives and the services they choose. Central to the NDIS rollout is that people living with disabilities have access to the most up to date and relevant information available and that they are connected to the services and supports that meet their needs to live in and be active members of the community.
The Sydney Disability Expo is a unique community experience and will be Sydney’s largest disability expo, with up to 3000 people expected to attend over the 2-day event. The Expo will give greater Sydney residents quality face-to-face time with service providers, as well as a range of government agencies and advocacy groups. Attendees will also have the chance to test drive the last technology, aids and equipment to help improve their day to day lives. To top the event off our stage schedule will play host to a variety of all-ability performers, exhibitor Q&A sessions and key speakers from the sector including the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The opening ceremony will feature The Hon. Ray Williams MP, Minister for Disability Services at 11am on Friday 25th May 2018.
The Expo is an initiative of 4community and an organising committee comprising of local government, the Australian Government’s National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
- Friday & Saturday 25 – 26th May, 9am to 3pm
- Opening Ceremony – 11am Friday 25th May
- NDIS Q&A Sessions on Friday and Saturday
- Stage Performances by all-ability performance groups
- Kids Entertainment
- Over 150 exhibitors
Any organisation that would like to be represented at the Expo, should call 02 9025 9391 or visit the Sydney Disability Expo website and book online.
We look forward to seeing everyone there.
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WHERE: The Southee Complex (Exhibition Hall 5) – Crn Showground Road & Grand Parade, Sydney Olympic Park 2127, NSW
MEDIA CONTACT: Kathryn Carey – Senior Advisor, 4community
PHONE: 0418 969 149