2015 Info Day for Teens and their Parents/Teachers – Registrations Open Now
in Education, Events, News, Paediatrics
5 May 2015
Registrations are now open for Save Sight Institute’s Annual Information Day which will this year focus on teenagers and young adults and will be held on Saturday 18th July 2015 in the Sydney CBD (Y Hotel at Hyde Park).
Anyone with an eye disease or low vision/blindness who is aged 13-21 can attend along with their parents/carers/teachers.
The Information Day is a great opportunity to share experiences, hear from role models, ask questions and make useful contacts. The day is free to attend, lunch and snacks included, but registrations are essential and places are strictly limited.
We have an excellent line up of speakers this year, including:
- Graeme Innes AM – Lawyer, human rights practitioner (former Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner).
- Donna Purcell – Diversity Manager – Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- Jonathan Goehrlach – Elite para-triathlete
- Sarah Hearst – University student
- Matt O’Kane – IT management professional
The above group of successful blind and low vision professionals will share their experiences and ideas on how to succeed in life, and will facilitate a panel discussion about the challenges facing young people entering tertiary education and the workforce, and strategies for overcoming them to thrive as an independent and successful adult.
Also presenting on the day will be:
- Greg Alchin – Inclusive learning design consultant (digital environments)
- Jodie Hoger – Don’t forget to pack your undies! The secret to becoming a successful independent adult
- Healthy Heads – Staying mentally healthy, and how to seek help
- NDCO programme – access and participation in tertiary educaton and employment
- Vision Australia – employment services
- Guide Dogs NSW/ACT – getting involved: sports and recreation
- Prof John Grigg and Prof Robyn Jamieson – Save Sight Institute – Research advances in eye health.
Register early as places are limited. Lunch is provided.