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Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion Palmwoods
May 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Inclusive Education Evening Workshop:
“Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion”
Wednesday 10 May, Palmwoods
About the workshop
Enrolling their child at the local school is something most Australian families take for granted. However, for children who have a disability this may not just happen and getting and maintaining a genuinely inclusive education over the school years can require parents to be skilled and effective advocates.
It is also common for parents to feel unsure of what they can ask for and to understand how they can influence what is happening for their child at school.
This workshop will address:
- What does an inclusive school & classroom look like?
- The evidence for inclusive education
- What helps make school inclusion successful?
- The role of parents in building a strong partnership with schools
- Dealing with challenges
- Advocacy skills and strategies
Lisa Bridle works as a Senior Consultant at CRU in the area of Family Leadership development. For 22 years, since her son Sean was born, she has been developing her skills as an advocate, including supporting Sean’s school inclusion. Lisa believes strongly in the critical role of parent advocacy. Lisa will be joined by Chloe Friend and some experienced parents who will share stories and lead discussion on what has worked for their child, what they have learnt from their successes and mistakes, and what it takes to be an effective advocate.
Chloe Friend is studying for her Diploma of Business. She attended mainstream State Schools, and graduated in 2007 to a standing ovation. Some teachers believed she would never read, and that her mother’s expectations were too high. However, she reads well and has many achievements, including a Trophy for Best International Speech at Toastmasters. Her dreams are to own a pizza cafe business, and to inspire others to achieve their dreams
Who should attend?
This evening workshop is open to all parents seeking an inclusive education for their child. It will be relevant to those with children in mainstream school, and those wanting to enrol their child in regular school.
Cost: $20 Finger food Refreshments
RSVP: Friday 28th April
Numbers will be limited
CRU’s cancellation policy – http://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation