Disabili-Tea is a fortnightly event for LGBTIQA+ folks with disabilities, neurodivergence, visual impairment, chronic health and mental health conditions, and members of the d/Deaf/HoH communities. We meet for morning tea, conversations and activities suggested by the group. It is a space for LGBTIQA+ folks with disabilities* to talk, laugh, share, celebrate, commiserate and connect. Support people and assistance animals are welcome.
Disabili-Tea fortnightly events moved to ONLINE due to covid in 2020.
If you feel like venturing out, join us at Disabili-Tea "Out & About" events. Visit the Botanical Gardens for a coffee and guided tour, Gallery visits... we're also open to your ideas. Support people & assistance animals welcome. Please contact us to discuss access to a quiet space, AUSLAN & other language interpreters, and additional access requirements.
We know that the language surrounding disability and identity is not simple. You do not need to identify as ‘disabled’ or have a formal diagnosis to engage with our group. If in doubt, please reach out.
Register your interest below
or phone (02) 6257 2855.
[Image description: Teal coloured tile with the words 'DISABILI-TEA: MEETING AT THE INTERSECTIONS. In the bottom left, text reads 'This project is funded by the National Insurance Disability Scheme (NDIS) in collaboration with Meridian.' The bottom right features the Meridian logo and the NDIS logo. Each letter of DISABILI- is a different colour, arranged to resemble the rainbow flag, beginning with black and brown. The remainder of the text is white. The background contains two intersecting tea cup stains.]
DISABILI-TEA 2022 EVENTS CALENDAR:
Wednesday, MARCH 19 - Health Care Consumers Association - Health literacy and navigating systems
Wednesday, MARCH 20 - Online fun with Meridian D-Team
Saturday, APRIL 2nd - Disabili-Tea "Out & About" Australian National Botanic Gardens
Wednesday, APRIL 13 - ACT Wildlife - Helping injured animals
Wednesday, APRIL 27th - Intersections - Wiradjuri, queerness, and disability. Alistair Ott- A Gender Agenda
Wednesday, MAY 11th - Online fun with Meridian D-Team
Saturday, MAY 14 - Disabili-Tea "Out & About" Jeffrey Smart - National Gallery of Australia (nga.gov.au)
Wednesday, MAY 25th - Petra- Mental Health Consumer Network - Self Advocacy
Wednesday, JULY 6 - Shortcuts in the kitchen Easy cooking tips - Occupational Therapy student from UC
Wednesday, JJULY 20 - Online fun with Meridian D-Team
Wednesday, AUGUST 3rd - Real life Tweets - baby birds in Canberra gardens
Wednesday, AUGUST 17th - "Spill the Disabili-TEA": How to share your story with the Disability Royal Commission. Guests: Your Story Disability Legal Support & Advocacy for Inclusion
Wednesday, AUGUST 31st - Online fun with Meridian D-Team