ISAAC Conference 2018

21-26 July 2018 (Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, QLD)

The theme of this conference is AACcess All Areas and it is an international conference about people who benefit from Augmentative and Alternative communication.

The conference will be of interest to early interventionalists across many disciplines who work with young children who have complex needs.

There are Pre-Conference workshops and an AAC Camp being organised prior to the main conference.

 for more information on the ISAAC Conference 2018.

ISAAC is also organising a Short Film Festival and are looking for newly created films to showcase the theme of the conference: AACcess All Areas. Films can raise awareness of AAC in all aspects of life and in all communities, inform about ways people who use AAC can access all areas, or inspire by telling the story of someone who uses AAC. Submissions can focus on sub-themes related to employment, diversity, justice, culture, relationships, social media, developing nations in AAC, and the Asia-Pacific Region. 

The Short Film Festival winner will receive a one-year pre-paid membership to ISAAC for 2019, sponsored by ISAAC Australia (terms and conditions apply).

  for more information. The competition is now open if you are interested in entering!


SafeSpace - Child Safe Training for the Disability Sector

From May 2017, the Office of the Children’s Guardian will be delivering a series of training sessions specifically for providers of services to children with a disability. The sessions are free for people working or volunteering in child-related organisations in NSW and will cover:

  • Creating a child safe culture
  • Situational prevention and effective risk management
  • Recruitment and selection tips
  • Obligations under the Working With Children Check
  • Complaints management and reporting techniques

For more information or to register to host a workshop visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website by clicking here or contact Caryn Millward on (02) 9286 7264 or Yelena Romanchenko on (02) 9219 3672.