Sponsor Profiles

Gold Sponsor

Our goal is to partner with people and change lives for the better.

For 25 years Life Without Barriers have challenged the traditional ways of doing things, something forged by our founders – courageous families not willing to accept that any person should be denied opportunity. Our purpose is clear – we strive to contribute to a world where each person can live a life free of barriers that prevent them from realising their rights and opportunities.

Amongst the many services we offer, Mental Health and Disability Services lie at the very centre of our being and we assist many thousands of individuals and families throughout Australia.

Our promise

We know they are the experts in their own lives. We will listen and be guided by them so they are empowered to make choices they want to make to improve their wellbeing and increase opportunities to participate in the community. To achieve this, we will:

  • Take the time to truly know them and their support network
  • Always act with integrity
  • Honour our commitments
  • Live our values in our relationship with them

What is different about us?

It’s our purpose and values. Our values are in the hearts and minds of our people. It’s the heartbeat of our culture.

Visit www.lwb.org.au

Silver Sponsor

Possability has been a leading not-for-profit disability services provider for more than 30 years. Our name, Possability, reflects our focus on each individual’s strengths and abilities. We use evidence-based practice to support people to be leaders in their own lives and live independently.

Silver Inclusion Sponsor

We are delighted to be a Silver Sponsor for this years’ conference.

Access Easy English create quality best practice Easy English for organisations, government departments and non-government agencies who request it. We also provide community capacity building in-service training and supports for staff to develop their skills to write quality Easy English. Or you can join one of our regular training or webinar opportunities. Our service is available Australia wide and internationally.

Cathy Basterfield leads a team of skilled Easy English writers. Catch up with our team member Rachel who will presenting an Easy English project with one of the co-designers on Day 2. Hear about how they created The Bumby Road.

We have created your Easy English program and portal instructions for this conference in conjunction with the committee and some people who will be using the content during the conference. Send us your feedback about it to cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au.

Click Here to View in Easy English

Bronze Sponsors

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Deakin University’s Disability and Inclusion program is based in the School of Health and Social Development and Institute for Health Transformation. Our program involves research, under- and post-graduate education, and community engagement. We are committed to research with people with disabilities specialising in inclusive and participatory research alongside people with a disability including those from LGBTQIA+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and refugee backgrounds. Our research includes: human rights, sexuality, complex communication, dysphagia and swallowing, employment, supported decision making, planning, complex support needs, the intersection between health and disability, and assistive technology.

For more information: Associate Professor Angela Dew angela.dew@deakin.edu.au

The Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University aims to generate rigorous evidence and contribute to debates about the policies, practices and community changes necessary for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities as equal citizens in society. We have a sustained program of research undertaken in collaboration with industry partners and other stakeholders. Our work is organised into three themes:

  • Effectiveness of disability services
  • Building the evidence base for community participation
  • Enabling mainstream services to be more inclusive

The Centre develops evidence based online training programs for support workers and offers flexible, online postgraduate courses in Disability Practice

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life.  As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, its content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo and New Delhi, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

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