Annual Transition Expo – Wednesday 4th September 2024

Transition Expo - Find out what is available for school leavers.

Greetings from Disability Connect,

For over 17 years Disability Connects Transition Expo has provided a face-to-face opportunity for disabled students and their families to explore what is available and possible. In this way Transition Expo 2024 is Enabling Good Lives.

Transition Expo is an event for all students and young adults (14 – 30yrs) with a disability, their families and those involved in the disability sector to explore what may be available to you when you leave school. Everyone will enjoy this day.

Save the Date: 4 September 2024

Venue: Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns

Time: 9am-2pm

Interactive Activities Including: 

    • Opportunities and advice from Transition, Vocational, Funding Hosts.
    • Information from Service Providers e.g., Banking, Education, Legal Services, Work and Income and Taikura Trust.
    • Information on Sport, Recreation, Art, Dance and social opportunities.
    • Small Business Enterprises
    • Chill Zone – quiet sensory space
    • Auckland Libraries Sound Space
    • Conversations with Employers – This was very popular last year, filling a demand, and we are working with Disability Employers Network again to invite employers to have conversations with disabled people and their families to get an understanding of what employment will look like and to hear first-hand what employers are looking. Our Community Innovation Partner, Mercury, are preparing to have these conversations too.
    • Free Transportation Through funding we have received attendees yet to apply for the Total Mobility Scheme are able to use it for free transport to and from Transition Expo, numbers are limited.  You need to email Disability Connect by Friday 16th August to apply so we can complete the paperwork and make arrangements in time.
    • Cafe on site

Click here for a list of previous Stall Holders

Click here for flyer and feel free to share with friends and families, whanau and networks!

Expo Opening Speaker – To Be Confirmed

Send your questions to:

Additional Information:

    • Sign language interpreters available throughout the day
    • Free parking
    • Wheelchair accessible


For more information or if you would like to have a stall:

Phone: 09 636 0351


You can see previous media coverage from the event here:

Disabled students transition from school to work made harder by Covid-19

Govt Launching first NZ sign language led consultation to amend law


Supported by Ministry of Social Development

We would really appreciate it if you were able to share this invitation as widely as possible.

Starting a Social Enterprise

Learn about “Starting a Social Enterprise” by watching 2 of our video series here!

Watch the full 5 episodes (22 minutes) here

To see responses to questions we didn’t have time to answer in the live event, click here.

Discussion Panel - 9 March 2022

To see responses to questions we didn’t have time to answer in the live event, click here.