It's time for a contemporary approach to Disability Expos, Conferences and Professional Development within the Community Services Sector to meet the needs of Service Providers and Participants. With our monthly PR and social media campaigns in place, our expos have been so popular we've had to increase space to accomodate enquiries. Whether you're a Service Provider, Carer or Participant, you won't to miss out on being involved in this 'one-of-a-kind' national tour of Expos.
At Developing Australian Communities we believe in working closely with NDIS service providers, carers and participants to not only provide a voice for the disability sector but to help Australia become a world leader in disability services through our events and the distribution of information, news and advice.
We aim to achieve much-needed change and connections in our sector by increasing professional standards and bringing people together to talk about the most pressing issues in our sector so together we can find solutions. One of the many ways we work on achieving this is by our successful participant and provider Disability Connection Expos in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, and by providing a consistent flow of quality information, reform and innovation that focuses on solutions from the sector itself.
Let's stay connected and we'd love to hear from you if you have solutions to sector challenges.
“The expo is for us, because we love to connect with people and this is a better place: this is just a grand place where you can meet with a lot of people, you can make a lot of connections and it's a very big shout out for our company when we get to show what exactly we are providing and what we are offering.”
“The expo is definitely very good exposure and a very good environment: Open space, meeting different participants. There are heaps of participants asking how to apply for NDIS and also asking what services we can provide. So, we got to help the participants.”
“The expo is beautiful! Lots of people are coming who are desperate (for NDIS solutions). Now I can understand that Brisbane needs lots of services. We'll be here soon - our office will be here (in Brisbane) soon.”
“It feels like there's so much more, so many more providers here this year, and it's really good to see so many different providers providing all sorts of different supports. It's been amazing, great! Well done guys. Love it.”
“We really, really love this particular expo. There's something that you guys do that's really special. I think that whole developing of community just shines through and that's the most important thing for us: We're about community all the time, about making sure that our young people are connecting in community and supported and so, we can feel that in this kind of space and we love being a part of it, so, we are really grateful to be here.”
“It's been a great experience for us because this is the first year participating in this. We tried last year, but we just were too late. So, we're looking forward to more years, actually!”
“It's been so busy we have been struggling to keep up, honestly. The great thing about this expo is that we have everything under one roof here. People can come and just explore all different aspects of services, specialised goods etc, so, it’s just great for the people coming to the expo. So, it's just great for the people coming to the expo. We will definitely be back as a major sponsor next year.”
“It's been such an amazing turnout. I've been so amazed even just by the mood of everybody here. Everyone is so welcoming and so excited about the different options here available. All the exhibitors have been so friendly. It's been just a wonderful experience so far.”
“Oh, it's amazing. It's so refreshing to see a consistent stream of people coming through… every one I've attended it's just getting bigger and better as we go. So well done. Great job. And we love being here. It's been very busy and you know we just love seeing familiar faces and helping people get the support though they need, or at least give them information to get the support they need.”
“It's been awesome, we've met so many great people, and a lot of participants have come up to say hello. We've actually found a lot of people coming over just to ask generalised questions. Sometimes they're just not quite sure on who to actually talk to, so they've come, taken a seat and we've just been having a bit of a chat about what supported independent living actually is, and what short term accommodation is as well, because some people are not quite sure what the difference is. It's been great really talking to the participants and their guardians as well around that.”