QLD Latest News June

Rural Doctors Association of Queensland

A big congratulations to those honoured at the 2019 Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) conference gala which was held on Saturday 10th June.

We are proud to mention that among them were three highly dedicated occupational therapist working within the rural and remote areas of Queensland.

The RDAQ Backbone of the Bush award was shared by Caroline Hennessey from Beaudesert and Tina Hamilton from Proserpine in recognition of their respective contributions to rural communities.

The David Horn Memorial Medals went to Dr Christopher Appleby and OT Patsy Bjerregaard in recognition of her work with community elders.

Again, congratulations to these award winners on their achievements.

Caroline Hennessey, Beaudesert, Patsy Bjerregaard, Cairns and Tina Hamilton, Proserpine have been honoured at the RDAQ Conference in Cairns.


Specialised Equipment and Resource for Kindergarten (SERK) services

The Specialised Equipment and Resources for Kindergarten Services (SERK) program is funded by the Queensland Department of Education and managed by KU Children’s Services team.

SERK provide a free specialised equipment loan service through their equipment library and provide relevant professional resources and advice on how to support children’s participation. 

Ultimately their main aim is to enable meaningful participation and engagement of children with a disability into kindergartens across the state.

The team have established a fortnightly newsletter to keep interested parties informed. To join their mailing list please email Jennifer Sampson on Jennifer.Sampson@ku.com.au

To find out more contact Inclusion Support Hotline on 38654780 and visit their webpage.


Source Kids Disability Expo

The Source Kids Disability Expo is coming back to Brisbane in July 2019. 

Focused on children, youth and young adults living with a disability - this expo brings together the latest products, services and technology, along with some incredible speakers under one roof for two days. 

Set to be Brisbane's biggest disability expo, there is something for everyone with activity, sensory, games and try and test zones, performances and more. Bring the family to find and test products and equipment, talk with providers and make it a fun day out for everyone.

Registration for the Expo is now open! The event is FREE to attend, just click here to register for your tickets.

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