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Media Release – 14 May 2015


The Control & Choice Expo is bigger and better than ever!


The Control & Choice Expo is back! Following the success of the first Expo in 2014, and by popular demand, Advocacy for Inclusion is holding this large charity event again in 2015.

"We are very excited" said Christina Ryan, General Manager of Advocacy for Inclusion, "over half this year's exhibitors are new. This is one of the biggest disability events in Canberra."

This year sees several new early intervention services exhibiting what they have to offer children with disabilities. "We are also really pleased with the number of exhibitors from the mental health sector" said Ms Ryan.

Once again several modified vehicle makers will attend, alongside a massive array of support and equipment providers.

"The Expo is an incredible opportunity to see, touch, and try what's out there. People with disabilities can really think about what they want by seeing and touching it," enthused Ms Ryan. "Many people with disabilities have had to get by with whatever is given to them, and have never had the opportunity to make choices about what services or equipment they use. That will all change with the NDIS."

This year will see everything from wheelchairs to parenting services, domestic services to life coaching, employment supports to accessible travel agents. "The range of products and services is enormous", continued Ms Ryan.

The first Control & Choice Expo was put together by Advocacy for Inclusion when we realised that people with disabilities had no idea what the NDIS might do for them, and how their life might become the life that they want. By popular demand the second Expo will be on Thursday 21 May 2015, 10 am to 4 pm at EPIC.

Control & Choice Expo website

Christina Ryan
Office 6257 4005

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