The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) organises various training, conferences and events each year for our members, people with a disability and their families, not-for-profit organisations, businesses, and the general public.

group photo of audience at an event.

Participants at an AFDO event.

Upcoming Events

NDIS Information Sessions for People with Disability and Families Across Australia

AFDO is committed to delivering a minimum of 47 facilitated public workshops across metropolitan, regional and rural Australia, in the six months until the end of 2021, for NDIS participants and people in their support networks on strategies to maximise the efficiency and benefits of their NDIS plans.

With this in mind, the Disability loop team has developed an information session for people with disability and their families, carers or supporters, called “Getting the Most Out of Your NDIS Plan”. The information and resources you will receive at the session have been designed to assist you to have maximum benefit when putting your plan into action.

During a two-and-a-half-hour session, you will gain knowledge about key NDIS concepts, be given many useful suggestions and tips, and feel more empowered and confident in how to implement your NDIS plan. We use accessible venues and materials, and we provide a break, refreshments and accessibility support as needed.

Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be delivering a combination of face-to-face and online sessions through the application Zoom to suit your needs. Our flexible approach ensures accessibility and comfort for all participants and their families to not miss out on these important educational materials.

All of our facilitators have been purposely selected to support this national project and deliver quality outcomes for our participants. More information on our facilitators can be found on the Eventbrite website.

Disability Loop and AFDO are committed to providing people with disability, their families, carers and supporters with the appropriate resources and access to confidently implement and take full advantage of their NDIS plan. Therefore, all resources and sessions provided by Disability Loop and AFDO are completely free of charge!

Our information sessions are beginning from July 2021, you can view all of our upcoming events on Eventbrite to register and secure your spot.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with registering, please email or call us on (03) 9662 3324 / 1800 219 969

AFDO Advocacy Conference

We normally hold an Advocacy Conference each October prior to the AFDO Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding our Advocacy Conference this year.  However, we expect to hold our Advocacy Conference again in 2021, so please check back in 2021 for more events.

Past Events

2019 AFDO “Next Wave” Advocacy Conference

We were fortunate to have Senator Jordon Steele-John, a disability rights advocate and Member of the Australian Greens Party as our Keynote speaker in 2019, as well as Natalie Wade – AFDO’s Expert Advisor on the Disability Royal Commission who conducted an interactive discussion on the Disability Royal Commission.  The conference also included an interview with our President, Liz Reid, and interviews with a panel of young emerging advocates – Bree O’Dwyer, Cee Moore, and Brendon Donohue.

Link to speeches from 2019 AFDO “New Wave” Advocacy Conference.

AFDO President, Liz Reid in a wheelchair, speaking into a microphone at our Advocacy Conference.

AFDO President, Liz Reid speaking at our 2019 “Next Wave” Advocacy Conference.


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