Breaking Barriers Opening Doors Disability Expo and Logan Awards For People with a Disability 2014

The Breaking Barriers, Opening Doors Expo will be held on July 18 at the Logan Entertainment Centre, from 10am to 1.30pm.

The Expo will be an opportunity to find out information on local programs and services for people with a disability and includes the following:

Information Stalls

Over 40 stall holders will be presenting information on post school options and other services for people living with a disability.

Logan Awards for People with a Disability, 2014

These awards are sponsored by MatchWorks, a not-for-profit organisation with over 15 years' experience supporting people to find work and businesses to find staff. The eight categories for this year's awards are:

  • Volunteering
  • Best employee
  • Community service
  • Achievement
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Business / Organisation
  • Arts
  • Leadership

If you would like to nominate an individual for the Logan Awards for People with a Disability, please download the Nomination Form & Guidelines (PDF 127 KB). Information about how to submit your nomination is included in the Nomination Form & Guidelines.

Please note that nomination forms for these awards close at 5pm AEST on Friday 13 June 2014.

Art, poetry and photography exhibition

This year's Art and Poetry Exhibition will be based on the theme 'Breaking Barriers, Opening Doors'.

If you are interested in exhibiting your work in the Art, Poetry and Photography exhibition, please download the Guidelines and Entry Form (PDF 827 KB).

Q & A forum

The purpose of the questions and answers (Q & A) forum is to provide people with answers to questions people have about options and services for people with a disability. 

There is a dynamic panel of speakers with Logan City Council's Cr. Steve Swenson taking up the challenge of MC. The panel consists of:

Michelle Crozier – Michelle joined the Griffith Health Institute (CONROD) in August 2009 as a Senior Research Assistant. Since this time Michelle has enrolled part time in a PhD at Griffith University exploring quality service provision to vulnerable population, in particular understanding the self-direction movement through a legislative, organisational, direct worker and service user lens.  Michelle has an extensive background in working with people with a disability from direct care work, service management, project management, consultancy and training.

Nigel Webb – Chairperson, Queenslanders with Disability Network Ltd. Nigel is also a person with cerebral palsy & proud father! Advocacy on behalf of people with disability has been a major commitment in Nigel's adult life.  Some of the issues he has an interest in include: community living, accommodation, employment, recreation, tourism, sport and the arts, institutional reform, individual legal advocacy, legal advocacy development, bio-ethics and related issues, guardianship and legislative reform dealing with disability issues. 

Fiona Anderson – Fiona Anderson was the Qld manager of the highly successful Every Australian Counts campaign for the NDIS. In just over 2 years this grassroots campaign achieved rare political bipartisan and public support to secure the introduction and partial funding of the NDIS. 

Shelley Birrell – Shelley works with the National Disability Services (NDS), which is the peak body for Disability Service providers.  Prior to joining NDS in 2010 she had experience working in the disability sector as a service manager of a small disability service and has gained a thorough understanding of the current issues that affect the disability sector, the direct positive/negative impact on service providers/delivery and the corresponding outcomes for consumers.

Entertainment

Further details about entertainment will be included once available.

Event Sponsors

The expo is sponsored by the following organisations:

The Breaking Barriers, Opening Doors Expo has been organised by Education Queensland, FIRST, Logan City Council, Red Cross, 

For more information, phone Council's Cultural Relations Officer on 3412 3412 or email council@logan.qld.gov.au.