Engagement and collaboration


Engagement and Collaboration

The Partnership pursues a joint program of activities aimed at enriching the Disability sector and the University sector and foster an awareness in the wider community of the contribution of people with disability, their support needs, and the importance and value of social inclusion.

Examples of some of the Partnership engagement activities include:

  • The inaugural and subsequent 2020 Virtual Disability Conference, which brought people from all over the world together online, in real time, to share best practice, and explore ways of supporting people with disability and their families. Scope has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Melbourne Awards for assisting people who have difficulty reading to understand public health information about the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Delivering free webinars on equality of access to healthcare for people with development disability. More information...
  • Our Q&A event to commemorate Scope’s 70th Anniversary, which explored the topic Choice and control under the NDIS: Are we there yet? More information...

If you are interested in engaging with us, please email Julie Anderson.


The Partnership aims to influence and develop the practice and culture of the University of Melbourne and Scope, to maximise inclusion for people with disabilities within those organisations.

Informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) we will:

  • Develop the capabilities of both the current and next generation disability workforce
  • Improve disability practices and the delivery of services
  • Influence government policy
  • Strengthen the culture of the partnership organisations and the community more broadly

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please email Julie Anderson.