The Just Live Hunter Disability Expo will once again come to Newcastle on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27. Established by Carly Stewart and Chantelle Robards in 2017, this year the duo have partnered with 4community and the NDCO program to bring the event back to the Newcastle Jockey Club in Broadmeadow.
“With Newcastle being one of the first NDIS trial sites, there has been so much growth locally, and opportunities for people have expanded rapidly,” says Just Live founder from Beyond Boundaries Rehab Ms Stewart.
“The Expo was born out of a vision to showcase these opportunities, looking beyond therapy and day-to-day service provision. The Hunter Disability Expo was created to bring together these essential services into one place; where people can come face-to-face with innovative new products and service providers whilst being inspired by the opportunities available within the wider community that enable us to ‘just live‘. For me, the program is the heart of the expo and really what brings it all together.”
This year, the Hunter Disability Expo includes interactive workshops and many new things to try out. This includes drumming workshops, virtual reality experiences, beach-access wheelchair test-drives, Star Wars training, bootcamps and all-age entertainment. Check out the website for more information.
Combined with a fantastic line up of expert presenters, including well-known disability advocate Natalie Roberts–Mazzeo (Miracle Mama), this year’s Expo features the best the local hunter disability sector has to offer.
“It’s truely inspiring!” says Ms Stewart.
Just Live Expo Highlights
- Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 9am to 3pm, Newcastle Jockey Club
- Opening Ceremony: Friday, October 26, 11am
- Stage performances by all-ability performance groups
- Heaps of entertainment
- A range of expert speakers
- Workshops and demo spaces
- Over 120 exhibitors
About Carly Stewart and Beyond Boundaries
Beyond Boundaries Rehab, headed by Carly Stewart, has a team of highly experienced staff, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, social workers, allied health assistants, and a paediatric rehabilitation specialist. All staff share a passion for working with people and children with a disability.
About Chantelle Robards and A Simple Warrior
Chantelle Robards, a freelancer with years of advocating and consulting in the disability sector. Check out her website A Simple Warrior.