Burswood: 2018 Abilities Expo to celebrate 15th anniversary at Crown

Paul Jones. Photo: David Baylis
Paul Jones. Photo: David Baylis

THE Abilities Expo is celebrating 15 years of offering services and opportunities from schools, advocacy and disability organisations to people with disabilities of all ages.

The expo is supported by the Education Department, Catholic Education WA, National Disability Insurance Agency, Black Swan Health and other organisations.

It will be held at the Crown Grand Ballroom on October 30.

Board chairman and Cyril Jackson Senior Campus Education Support Centre principal Paul Jones said the event was originally aimed at school leavers but now it catered for all ages.

“Visitors can meet service providers and learn about options ranging from jobs, training and education to accommodation and respite, therapy supports, recreation, community supports, advocacy, and equipment and technology,” he said.

“It started in Forrest Chase but because of the growth in numbers, it is now held at Crown to make it more accessible to people with disabilities and their families and carers.”

He said the goal for the next 15 years was to continue to grow and include all services for people with disabilities.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: 2018 Abilities Expo

When: Tuesday, October 30, from 9.15am to 1.30pm

Where: Crown Perth Grand Ballroom, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood

Contact: Paul Jones on 94134850 or abilities.expo@education.wa.edu.au