Belonging Matters holds a number of events throughout the year to inspire, inform and build the capacity of people with a disability, families, allies, workers and professionals to enable people with disabilities to enjoy personally fulfilling and valued lives in the community. These include seminars, workshops, a bi annual retreat for families and various leadership events.

Upcoming Events and Workshops


Deb Rouget

Teresa Micallef

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6 Series Online Course commencing March - May 2021

Wodonga, Albury & Surrounding Areas Only

What is this course about?

Planning for life after school can seem daunting, especially when you have an intellectual disability or Autism. The options may seem slim and limited to segregated programs, however with vision, preparation and planning it’s possible for young people with a disability or Autism to thrive in the community after school. This 6 series course aims to assist participants to plan and prepare for an inclusive life after school that is personally relevant and meaningful.

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John Armstrong

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6 Series Course in March 2021

Places are limited

Limited to Victorian Residents Only

What is this course about?

This 6 series course will inspire participants to reflect on the value of obtaining the good things in life and consider how we may support people who may have been marginalised or disadvantaged to have better lives and greater involvement in their communities. This event is designed to assist participants to:

  • Understand social devaluation and its consequences,

  • Learn about Social Role Valorisation as a means of addressing experiences of devaluation,

  • Strengthen ones’ motivation to counteract devaluation,

  • Clarify the qualities of the good things in life and how they might be facilitated,

  • Understand the importance of valued social roles and how to develop roles that lead to authentic inclusion in one’s community.

You will also hear some ‘real life’ stories from people who, through attending this course, have reshaped their life and now experience the good things in life. This online course will use a combination of presentation, interactive exercises, reflection and discussion!


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Previous Events

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