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Expo 2009

A very big thank you to everyone who attended our Disability Awareness Expo in 2009.   There was an overall positive acknowledgement for the concept of this expo,  for both the providers of all disability services, and the recipients.  It will go ahead again.   Next year will be coordinated by an events team in conjunction with the Logan City Council, and we look forward to a much larger network of people.  Looking forward to Expo 2010,   Thank you again.

Yvonne Campbell – SpecialCare Central Inc. (2009 Expo Co-ordinator).

PARTICIPANTS

Wicked wheelchairs is a mobile service based in South East Queensland and services Northern NSW as well as clients as far as North Queensland.

More details:  http://www.wickedwheelchairs.com.au/

House with No Steps vision is to “enhance the lives of people with disabilities” by helping them live full, valued and meaningful lives within their local communities.

More details:   http://www.hwns.com.au/

Endeavour Foundation currently supports approximately 3000 people with a disability on a daily basis through a range of services.  These include Accommodation, Day Services, business Services, Respite, Post School Services, Individually Funded Services, Children’s Service and Aged Care.read more:  http://www.endeavour.com.au/index.asp

LifeTec Queensland is a leading provider of information and specialist advise on an extensive range of assistive technology that can help individuals improve their quality of life and remain independent.

more information:  http://www.lifetec.org.au/home/default.asp

Job Placement Ltd is a specialized not-for-profit employment agency for people who have a disability or are disadvantaged.  Their services are funded as a disability Employment Network (DEN),  an initiative of the Depart. of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

More information:  http://www.jobplacement.com.au/

Walk on Wheels offer high quality value for money products and competitive pricing is the key to their continued success and this is a direct result of years of extensive research and development by the technical staff.    For more equipment information go to:  http://www.rentorhire.com.au/Walk-on-Wheels-Ipswich-V1015/

FSG is a support and resource service for people with disabilities, mental illness, aged:   Their family and friends wholly dedicated to providing leadership, support and resources to the wide range of programs they auspice.  Check out their website:    http://www.fsg.org.au/

David Elsdon Group.   This friendly Country Music Club are well worth taking the time to listen too.  They entertained us with great toe tapping music.   Keep up to date with where they are playing on:   http://logan-beaudesertcmc.blogspot.com/2010/04/general-meeting-april-21st-beenleigh.html

Technical Aid to the Disabled Queensland inc (TADQ) is a not-for-profit organisation and registed charity that provides technical support to people with disabilities and the frail aged.   For more updated information go to:    http://www.technicalaidqld.org.au/home/inner.asp?ID=14&pnav=14

Stay Dry has been the leading supplier of reusable continence products to Australians – men, women and children, over the past 15 years.  They ensure that Fully Guaranteed undergarments are affordable and protect our precious environment.  Check their range on:  http://www.staydry.com.au/

The Musical Chairs is a community based jazz band which welcomes people with disabilities and provide an avenue for members to develop their musical skills and become involved in the community by playing music with other.    They gave us an hour of fabulous entertainment and well worth making a point listening too:     http://www.rivercitymusic.org.au/

All Ears in Hearing is a locally owned and operated company.  Their Audiologists and Audiometrists are fully qualified and have the expertise to provide the most professional level of service.   More information at: http://www.allearsinhearing.com.au/

Alzheimers Association – Memory Van, The memory van travels throughout Queensland with staff providing information, indiviual support and referral advise to people with dementia, family carers and staff working with people with dementia in aged care facilities.   Find out more:    http://www.alzheimers.org.au/

The Brain Injury Association is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with and affected by acquired brain injury or people whose behaviour challenges our understanding.  They seek to be the lead comunity-based organisation i Queensland providing support, advocacy and information to people with ABI, their families, and to individuals or organisations that share the ABI experience in any way.   Read more:      http://braininjury.org.au/

Busy at Work is an Australin Apprenticeship Centre, BUSY is contracted by the Australina Government ot provide not-for-cost Australian Apprenticeship Support Services to employers, job seekers, existing workers, schools, job Network Providers, Registered Training Organisations, Group Training Organisations and other interested parties.  For further updates on what is available to you:    http://www.busyatwork.com.au/

Career Keys began through an identified need to strengthen the transition support services for the wider school community.  With experience delivering employment and transition services to high schools throughout Logan and surrounding districts.  It became clear that it wasn’t just school leavers that wanted help.   to read more go to:   http://careerkeys.com.au/

Dylan Swansson – Trumpet Player. Dylan was our wonderful young Trumpet Player who kept the atmosphere moving all day.  Dylan busks regularly and plays with the Queensland Band Association, and we feel he will go a long way.   Congratulations and thank you for being part of our expo.   You can contact Dylan on ardswansson@hotmail.com or find out more the band on:  http://www.qba.org.au/

Disability Services – Browns Plains is a Queensland Government agency committed to providing leadership and support for the disability and mental health sectors and organisations providing home and community care.  They play a part in making our communities more inclusive:   http://www.disability.qld.gov.au/support-services/

Flight Centre brings an extensive range of cheap holidays and last minute deals to choose from including ski holidays, cruises, holiday packages and many more.   If you are looking for something special then contact James Mavromati – Calamvale Flight Centre 3136 1800

The Thomson Sisters Kimberley & Melissa started singing country 2 1/2 years ago and between them they have won over 50 first places.  They are one of the top juniors in QLD, and were the finalists in the Aristocrate entertainer of the year in Tamworth.  Melissa and Kimberley came 2nd in the open aged duet finals at the nationals in Tamworth and are winnders of their duet in the junior country music festival.  Melissa won the overall junior winner and won the overall winner of the festival.  They were fabulous. They are locals so if you are looking for something special call 0435 498 134 or email: kellymelandkim@gmail.com

We thank Griffith University Logan Campus for being gracious hosts to our inaugural Awareness Expo.   This community focused campus is renowned as a national showcase of social inclusion in higher education.   Their campus cater for people with disabillity and assistance can also be provided with accommodation if required.   View the courses offered:   http://www.griffith.edu.au/about-griffith/campuses/logan-campus

Kingston Park Raceway is Australia’s Premier Karting Attraction.   With over 100 karts to suit all ages ranging from 5 years and over in 6 levels of  go karts on 3 separate and specifically designed tracks, Kingston Park Raceway has got karts for children, tourists, corporates, social clubs and parties.  They also have specially designed Karts for people with a disability.    Try a fun day out:    http://www.kingstonpark.com.au/

Lands Community Services is a non profit organisation providing a variety of Community Transport and other community services to eligible clients in the Brisbane South and Logan Areas.  We wish to thank them for running the shuttle service from Loganlea Station to the Uni on the Saturday.  Lands Transport Option, “Medically related transport, shopping services in Logan and Wynnum areas…  find out more:   http://www.lands.org.au/

Logan North Library has so much to offer.   The Accessibility Centre provides equipment and resources for people with vision, hearing, intellectual and mobility disabilities.    Enjoy you favourite CD or watch a movie in surround sound, as the built-in speakers will create an immersive and fun listenging experience.   Check the site for Informtion Sessions:    http://loganlibraries.org/category/library-news/general-news/logannorth

Logan Volunterring Qld provides an online volunteer recruitment website that connects volunteers and community organisations throughout Queensland.  Over 1000 community organisations are registered for this service with over 2500 volunteer job opportunities.   Find out more..   http://www.volqld.org.au/media_communications/latest_news.shtml

MAX employment is dedicated to ‘finding jobs, changing lives’.  They  provide employment, health, training and consulting solutions to the Australian government, business, communities and individuals.   More information on:     http://www.maxemployment.com.au/

Mission Possible Volunteers sew clothing and other items for foster and sick kchilfren, nursing home and respite centre residents, Meals on Wheels, special schools, community organisations, Logan Hospital newborns and speci care unit patients and children of Camp Quality. They raise some funds by having sausage sizzles and market stall and we want to thank them for giving us their time.  Need some help?    call Gail or Neil Harrow on 0405 084 808

Beenleigh Special School All students at Beenleigh Special School have at least one disability and have been identified as requiring high and very high levels of support. Approximately 30% of the students enrolled at the school in November 2004 have more than one disability.   For more information go to:    http://www.beenleighspecial.eq.edu.au/profile.htm#

SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network is a leading regional not-for-profit partner in the primary health care sector, seeking to enhance the health outcomes of our community through leadership in the coordination and provision of education, training and advisory service to primary care providers and consumers.  More information available on :  http://www.sphn.org.au/

Tasty Fresh Community Catering / Logan Womens Health and Wellbeing Centre provide health services based on the principles of social justice for women in the Logan City District, Brisbane, Queensland. They believe in the rights of women to make informed choices, to actively participate in their own health care and to be treated with dignity in an environment that provides privacy, safety, consent and confidentiality. for more info:   http://www.loganwomen.com.au/

Special Care Clothing Solutions design and manufacture adaptive clothing to suit people with High care needs or who are restricted with movement, and have difficulty dressing in “standard” clothing. Most of our clothes have the lap over back design (split back) with shoulder fixtures, and other adaptive features, that make dressing a much easier task for nursing home and home care carers.     More importantly, designed for the wearer’s dignity and comfort.    For a catalogue or more information regarding a specific design request go to:  http://www.specialcareclothing.com.au/

Our special thank you to our Artist Stephen Liskus from the House with no Steps

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