Gearing Up Expo  Hobart  

2nd September11am -6pm

Doors open at 11am with 73 Exhibitors – with information, activities, and competitions

12.15pm – 12.55pm OFFICIAL OPENING [Main stage]                                  

Marita Walker, Business Manager Market Sector and WA Trial Site Manager of National Disability Insurance Agency will be officially opening the Expo for us.  She will joined by the Minister for Human Services, Jacquie Petrusma MP, the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Sue Hickey and the energetic Marty Leeson. 

Announcement of Photographic Competition Winners

Performances & Activities

11 - 12.15pm Second Echo Ensemble performances [Wandering]

11 - 12pm Play All Abilities Sports games with Special Olympics [Sports Area 1]

11 – 12pm Play Cricket with Tasmanian Cricket [Sports Area 2]

1 – 2.30pm Second Echo Ensemble interactive puppetry [Next to coffee cart]

1 – 2pm Play Soccer with Special Olympics [Sports Area 1]

1 – 6pm Play Cricket with Tasmanian Cricket [Sports Area 2]

4.30 – 5.30pm Second Echo Ensemble performances [Wandering]

Question & Answer Sessions

 11.15 – 11.45am Careers in the Disability Sector [Main Stage]

Are you interested in a career in the disability sector?

Hear about job growths, and stories from those who work directly with people with disability.

This session is presented by Ivan Neville from the Department of Employment, Canberra and local Gearing Up Workplace Ambassadors.

 1.30 – 2pm Where the NDIS can take you [Q & A Area 2 Next to Possability Booth 2 ]

Hear stories from young people with disability about the difference NDIS has made to their lives

1.30 – 2pm Technology and the NDIS - opportunities in the 'new world'

Q & A Area 1 Next to St Giles Booth 24]

Technology has come a long way in short period of time. Meet Peter to discuss what may be possible for you or someone you care for, using new technologies that are transforming lives.

Peter Hockley is the Manager & Speech Pathologist, St Giles - Participate Assistive Technologies

 2.15 – 2.45 pm Live your life & follow your dreams 

[Q & A Area 1 Next to St Giles Booth 24]

Hear from our Gearing Up Ambassador Duncan Meerding an artist, designer and adventurer

2.15 – 2.45 pm Accessing Accommodation under the NDIS

[Q & A Area 2 Next to Possability Booth 2 3 – 3.30 pm]

If you or someone you care for is thinking about moving out hear how the NDIS can help you live the life you want from a leading service provider.   Possability have worked with a number of individuals and families to develop innovative independent living options.

3 – 3.30 pm Careers in the Disability Sector [Q & A Area 1 Next to St Giles Booth 24]

Are you interested in a career in the disability sector?

Hear about job growths, and stories from those who work directly with people with disability.

This session is presented by Ivan Neville from the Department of Employment, Canberra and local Gearing Up Workplace Ambassadors.

3.30 – 4.30 pm Full Steam Ahead to Full Scheme (NDIS)- Are we Ready?  Forum hosted by ABC presenter Leon Compton [Main Stage]

Hear from the perspectives of parents, service providers, participants, and the Agency. Have your questions ready for an interesting look at what we have learnt so far and how ready are we for the next stage.

5.15 – 5.45 pm How to be a savvy NDIS consumer – from a parents perspective

[Q & A Area 2 Next to Possability Booth 2]

Hear from parents who have navigated the NDIS to get choice and control for their young person