Queenslanders with Disability Network launches a new group for QLD students
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) , the Executive Peak Body for people with disability in Queensland, has recently launched a new Peer Support Group for all students with disability in Queensland.
The new group is called S.T.U.D.I.E. (Students at TAFE and University with Disability for Inclusion and Empowerment) and will meet on the second Monday of each month on Zoom from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The first meeting is being held on Monday March 11.
Meeting ID: 891 0020 4916
The group’s monthly meeting will provide an opportunity for students with all disabilities to come together to share stories with others who have a similar lived experience. At the meetings, attendees will be able to discuss important relevant topics and will hear from regular guest speakers.
The Peer Support Group will also provide an opportunity for people to be involved in various QDN projects including QDeNgage , a program where people with a disability work with organisations and government to help make services, products and workplaces more accessible for everyone.
QDN’s General Manager of Communication, Engagement and Membership, Stephen Coulter, said the Redlands is a unique area, and QDN is looking forward to this group becoming an integral part of the community.
“Sharing experiences is an important part of maintaining a strong community,”
“QDN’s Peer Support Groups create a space where people with disability can share experiences in a safe and welcoming environment”.
QDN’s work is centred around a strong network of members and Peer Support Groups across Queensland which inform, connect, lead, and influence change. We believe there should be ‘nothing about us without us’
A little more about QDN
They are a vibrant, active network of influencers, decision-makers, spokespeople, consultants, group members and peer leaders with a drive to make change happen. They also work on projects that align with our vision and mission around important issues in the lives of people with disability. They believe it’s important to work together with communities, services, business, industry and governments to lead and influence change.