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    Digital Respite: Using digital devices and technology to engage the young while providing respite time for carers and family. Running again in 2017!!

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    ArtAbility® is an inspiring visual arts program run by ADEC that unites a range of talented artists of all ages, from a variety of cultures who are living with a disability.

Latest News & Events

From Multiculturalism to Inclusion Conference - MAV

alphasmOur Senior Advocate and resident public speaker, Dr Alpha Lisimba recently spoke on behalf of ADEC at a conference organised by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). The Multiculturalism to Inclusion Conference was held at the City of Greater Dandenong on the 31st of August this year. Councillors and council staff attend the conference from municipalities all over the state.

The event’s aim was to bring together local councils, community organisations and government departments to discuss their Diversity, Access and Equity policies and how these polices assist in encouraging more inclusion and citizen participation in Australia. 

Staff Snapshot – Edward Tadros

EdwardsmallerI had the chance this morning to pull aside one of our carers and occasional bus driver, Edward Tadros, for a quick chat. A big joy of this job is having the opportunity to work with people who choose caring as a career. Another joy is finding out some of the stories behind the people.

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This joint cultural event was hosted by ADEC's Chinese High Needs group and Karen Carers Group in Werribee. Singers and dancers were volunteers from the community and the traditional food was prepared by the whole group for the other guests to share.

Work at ADEC

ClaresmADEC currently has vacancies for Community Home Support Program Support Workers within the Northern area of Melbourne.

The role is to provide assistance to people with disabilities, their families and carers from diverse cultural backgrounds. ADEC aims to empower people with disability to live a full and productive life.