Held on 19th August 2017, our annual information day for teens, parents and carers, and professional staff working with vision impaired youth on the transition from high school to university, saw participants from across the region in attendance. The day was hosted by a life long patient and occasional speaker at the University of Sydney on topics of disability advocacy, Matt O’Kane. In addition, keynote speakers, youth coach Nathan Hulls and Paralympic skier, Bart Bunting, entertained the audience with their hilarious and inspiring anecdotes and life advice for navigating the transition to adulthood, while living with a disability.
We also welcomed experts in the field of disability education, mental health and ophthalmic research.
You can download a full copy of the Community Day Programme
Content from the day can be viewed in the following formats: video, audio and PDF.
Matt O’Kane – Save Sight Institute – Welcome
Bart Bunting – Keynote Address
Peter Hickey – NDIS for young adults with low vision
Luke Seesink – The Patient Care Co-ordination Service
Jessica Buhne – Pursuing Further Education
Vicki Papageorgopoulos – Helping kids keep their heads healthy
Professor John Grigg
Professor Robyn Jamieson – Opthamology Research Update
Jessie Howse – What the Department of Education can do for your child
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