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Anastasia Causton and Midlas disability advocate Megan Butt will welcome attendees.

A forum to inspire youth with disability

A FORUM to discuss and collaborate on how to better engage youth with disability to lead a better life will be held in Midland next week and the free event is open to everyone.

The Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service (Midlas) will run the inaugural youth with a disability forum at the Midland Town Hall on Thursday, April 6 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.

Midlas general manager Justine Clarke said the forum was funded by a grant to focus on bringing youth together to discuss and collaborate on the big issues they are experiencing.

The forum will also be an opportunity for them to share their thoughts on how services and organisations can engage youth with disability and to help them empower them through self-advocacy.

Ms Clarke said the City of Swan has supported the forum through providing transport services and a grant to write up forum outcomes for publishing.

“The forum will be co-facilitated by Bec Dewar, an amazing young lady who identifies as having a disability.”

Ms Dewar has won Toastmaster awards and she is a Board member of a local disability support organisation.

Although the event is free those attending are asked to book tickets through Eventbright or by calling Megan Butt on 9250 2123.

For more details, email megan.butt@midlas.org.au

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