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2023 Collaborative Care Conference

"Spring into Parenting"

'2023 Collaborative Care Conference to support Parents with disabilities 2nd Annual Conference'

disAbility Maternity Care is excited to bring you the 2nd Annual Collaborative Care to support Parents with disabilities conference. Thus year our theme is “Spring into Parenting”. We are honoured to be partnering with some key speakers, and organisations to make this a memorable and eventful Conference.

Spring into Parenting‘ will be hosted on-line – so whatever your time zone, you can join with our fabulous presenters to listen, share, and ask questions.  

dad and baby

2023 Collaborative Care ConferenceInformation

Pre-Conference Workshop

Disabled Fathers / Disabled Mothers

Thursday 31st August: 1-5pm

‘Supporting people with disability to navigate relationships and sexuality options of their choosing’

This important workshop is being conducted by Alicia Melita from Frank Chats with Alicia.  Alicia is an educator and counsellor, specialising in relationships and sexuality support for people with disability. 

The role of a frontline worker includes providing assistance to people with disability so that they can engage in the same life experiences as other people. This includes providing support to gain knowledged about building and maintaining positive relationships and understanding options for exploring sexuality. 

This training gives frontline workers the skills, knowledge and resources to appropriately support people with disability to navigate relationships and sexuality options of their choosing. 

Please note that this workshop is limited to 20 places to facilitate discussion on this topic. 

Full Day Conference @ 2023 Collaborative Care Conference

Friday 1st September 9.00 am to 4.15 pm

Join us for a full day of speakers and presenters. View information about presenters and our program details here.

As our Conference is online, attendees will be sent an email with the link to the login details 24 hours prior to the day. A copy of the presentations, and link to presentation recordings will be sent to Conference participants when available.

Final Conference program coming soon!!

Eliza Hull: Keynote Speaker @ 2023 Collaborative Care Conference

Eliza Hull is an award-winning musician, writer and disability advocate.

Eliza is a proud disabled woman, with a physical disability ‘Charcot Marie Tooth.’

Eliza is the creator of the ABC Radio National podcast ‘We’ve Got This’ about disabled parents which has now been turned into a book with the same name. She is the editor and creator of this book ‘We’ve Got This, essays by disabled parents’ which features parents who identify as disabled, Deaf or Chronically Ill. The book has been released in Australia and now internationally in the UK and US. She has spoken about the book on The Today Show, The BBC, The Drum, ABC News Breakfast, ABC’S Q&A and ABC Radio. She is also a contributor in the anthology ‘Growing up Disabled in Australia.’

Eliza is also a regular writer for Mamamia and ABC and wrote the ABC Kids show ‘And Then Something Changed’ about a child with disability. She recently released the children’s book ‘Come Over To My House’ internationally which authentically represents various families with disability.

2023 Collaborative Care Conference

Conference Prices

At 2023 Collaborative Care Conference, Individual tickets are available for either day, but if you join for both days you receive a discount. Numbers for the Pre-Conference workshop are limited, so get in now to book your spot.  Our final program is now available.

For further information please contact us at disAbility Maternity Care:

Phone: 0431 539 333

Email:  admin@disability maternity care

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