The ATSA Independent Living Expos are returning to Sydney and Brisbane in 2019, with Brisbane expanded to take place over two days this year.

Both shows have increased in size, with more space allocated for more than 200 confirmed exhibitors.

A new addition to the ATSA Independent Living Expos is AUSTSWIM’s Making Aquatics a Terrific Experience (MATE) workshop, which takes place on Tuesday May 7 in Sydney and Tuesday May 14 in Brisbane.

The MATE workshop is an interactive community workshop aimed at optimising health and wellness opportunities for people with medical conditions and/or disabilities. The MATE workshop provides participants with the information, skills and confidence to take a person with a medical condition and/or disability to the pool for recreation activities. The workshop is already proving popular with a number of allied health professionals, parents and carers of people with disability already registered to attend.

Sessions are also filling fast for the event’s popular and free education program, which will see a number of returning and new speakers.

Among them will be a representative from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) speaking on Thursday May 9 in Sydney and Thursday May 16 in Brisbane.

In Brisbane, there will also be an Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) panel, discussing the role of OT in the assistive technology and home modifications assessment and prescription process. The panel will be available for Q & A with audience members.

Registration for the event is free, and open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers.

Click here to view the full programs for the ATSA Independent Living Expos.

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