Kymberly Martin

Community Research Showcase for people with disability

Projects that could have a positive impact on people with disability will be unveiled at a Community Research Showcase on October 15.


Five community organisations will present details of the projects spanning sport, building social connection, setting up micro-enterprises and improving workplace skills.

The Melbourne Disability Institute’s Community Based Research Scheme supports research of innovative ideas for the broader disability community.

The event from 12pm-1.30pm will feature presentations from the following community-based organisations:


The Kevin Heinze Garden Centre – Evaluating the benefits of therapeutic horticulture for people with autism;

Start Foundation – Amputees and Sport – A qualitative study measuring the impact of participation in sport for amputees requiring sports prosthesis or adaptive sport equipment;

Yarraville Community Centre and Laverton Community Education Centre – Support workers as mediators between learners, carers and providers in local disability programs;

Maroonday City Council – Pathways for Carers: No-one can do it alone;

YellowBridge – Evaluations of the Collectables Program & Micro Social Enterprises – YellowBridge.

The next round of the Community Based Research Scheme is opening soon. For more information go to: