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May 2017

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Kenmore Hills

May 27, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Space @ Kenmore, Corner Branton & Paley StreetsKenmore Hills
Qld, Qld 4069 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register…

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June 2017

Bunya Disability Access & Inclusion Focus Group

June 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pine Hills Football Club, Lower Level (old Bunya Sports Club Building), Pine Hills Drive,James Drysdale Reserve
Bunya, Qld 4055 Australia

Moreton Bay Regional Council Disability Access & Inclusion Plan Community Consultation - Focus Groups About the Focus Groups:  Community Resource Unit (CRU) has been engaged by the Moreton Bay Regional Council to assist in the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. Council would like feedback from the community in order to prioritise how they will work towards ensuring their facilities, services and information are accessible to everyone. CRU will conduct seven Focus Groups across the region to gain more…

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North Lakes Disability Access & Inclusion Focus Group

June 2, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Meeting Room 2, Community Centre, The Corso, 10 The Corso
North Lakes, Qld 4509 Australia

Moreton Bay Regional Council Disability Access & Inclusion Plan Community Consultation - Focus Groups About the Focus Groups:  Community Resource Unit (CRU) has been engaged by the Moreton Bay Regional Council to assist in the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. Council would like feedback from the community in order to prioritise how they will work towards ensuring their facilities, services and information are accessible to everyone. CRU will conduct seven Focus Groups across the region to gain more…

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Real Stories of the NDIS – New Opportunities For a Good Life

June 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crn Grey Street and Russell StSouth Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

Community Resource Unit is hosting a one day forum that showcases stories by and about people with disabilities and their families who are using the NDIS. Presenters from Queensland and other states will share their experience of using the scheme.

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Lawnton Disability Access & Inclusion Focus Group

June 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Salvation Army Pine Rivers Corps, 27-29 Lawnton Pocket Road
Lawnton, Qld 4510 Australia

Moreton Bay Regional Council Disability Access & Inclusion Plan Community Consultation - Focus Groups About the Focus Groups:  Community Resource Unit (CRU) has been engaged by the Moreton Bay Regional Council to assist in the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. Council would like feedback from the community in order to prioritise how they will work towards ensuring their facilities, services and information are accessible to everyone. CRU will conduct seven Focus Groups across the region to gain more…

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Bribie Island Disability Access & Inclusion Focus Group

June 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bribie Island RSL. Conference Room, Level 1, 99 Toorbul Street,
Bongaree, Qld 4507 Australia

Moreton Bay Regional Council Disability Access & Inclusion Plan Community Consultation - Focus Groups About the Focus Groups:  Community Resource Unit (CRU) has been engaged by the Moreton Bay Regional Council to assist in the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. Council would like feedback from the community in order to prioritise how they will work towards ensuring their facilities, services and information are accessible to everyone. CRU will conduct seven Focus Groups across the region to gain more…

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Caboolture Disability Access & Inclusion Focus Group

June 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Seminar Room, Level 1, Caboolture Hub, 4 Hasking Street
Caboolture, Qld 4055 Australia

Moreton Bay Regional Council Disability Access & Inclusion Plan Community Consultation - Focus Groups About the Focus Groups:  Community Resource Unit (CRU) has been engaged by the Moreton Bay Regional Council to assist in the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. Council would like feedback from the community in order to prioritise how they will work towards ensuring their facilities, services and information are accessible to everyone. CRU will conduct seven Focus Groups across the region to gain more…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rockhampton Workers

June 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
The Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton Street
North Rockhampton, QLD 4701 Australia

 BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop Overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Rockhampton region from 1st January 2018, with people being contacted from July 2017 to begin the access process. This introductory workshop provides information relevant to families and people with a disability about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things…

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CRUcial Conversation: Inclusive Education – Everybody’s Business

June 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel St
South Brisbane, 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop: Inclusion is not just the concern or responsibility of parents and teachers of a child with disability.  The ways in which other members of a child's extended network and members of the community generally value and respond to inclusion in schools will be crucial to how successfully inclusive education is embedded and available to all. Topics covered will include: This informal conversation evening will explore what promotes and undermines successful inclusion and address questions such as: Why does…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rockhampton evening

June 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton Street
Berserker, QLD 4701 Australia

   BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Rockhampton region from 1st January 2018 with people being contacted from July 2017 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rockhampton

June 13, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
The Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton Street
North Rockhampton, QLD 4701 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Rockhampton region from 1st January 2018 with people being contacted from July 2017 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Mount Gravatt Workers – Morning

June 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Road
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop Overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018, with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. This workshop provides information relevant to families and people with a disability about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things they…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Gladstone

June 14, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
The Grand Hotel, 79 Goondoon StreetLevel 2
Gladstone, Qld 4680 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Gladstone region from 1st January 2018 with people being contacted from July 2017 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Mount Gravatt Workers – Afternoon

June 14, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Road
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop Overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018, with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. This workshop provides information relevant to families and people with a disability about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things they…

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Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives Brisbane

June 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, L2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE Presented by Jane Sherwin Thursday 15 June    Brisbane About the Workshop: The relationships between people with disabilities and their families, and the services that have supported them need to be re-thought by all parties in this new environment. Many people are searching for more productive and sustainable ways of working that enable people with disability to have control over their lives, as well as the support they require. This workshop will not describe the details of…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Coopers Plains – Saturday

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108 Australia

 BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. The NDIS –…

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What You Always Needed to Know about Intellectual Impairment

June 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Autism Hub, 141 Merton Rd
Wooloongabba, QLD 4102 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE What You Always Needed to Know about Intellectual Impairment but were Mostly Never Told Presented by John Armstrong CRU Partnering with UCC for this event . UCC has made it possible to offer a significantly reduced registration fee for this event Sunday 18 June Brisbane About the Workshop: CRU is delighted to partner with Uniting Care Community to present this workshop for parents and family members of people with disability. While it is family members who usually…

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SRV Masterclass – PASSING

June 20, 2017 - June 22, 2017
Kedron Wavell Services Club, 375 Hamilton Road
Chermside, QLD 4032 Australia
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THIS IS NOT A CRU EVENT. Who is this event for? people who have done PASSING before are interested in deepening their knowledge of SRV and skill with the PASSING tool understand better the helpful and unhelpful characteristics of human service design are available for the briefing and the entire workshop What will your experience be? There will be a: formal briefing, a study visit to one human service interviews and conversations with both the people who receive the service and those who provide the service conciliation of…

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Understanding the new changes for disability support – an information session for the Mandarin speaking community

June 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sunnybank RSL, 19 Gager Street
Sunnybank, Qld 4109 Australia

了解残障援助的新变化 — 普通话社区咨询会 About the Workshop:  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Brisbane from July 2018, with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the process. The NDIS is a new way of supporting people with a disability. People who currently receive disability support will need to move to the new scheme. At this workshop we will talk about what we know about the NDIS, and practical things people can do to get ready for the NDIS. 咨询会概要 …

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Getting to the Heart of What Matters – Brisbane

June 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Lvl 2/43 Peel St
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams. What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters about supporting people…

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July 2017

VIAA: Towards a Better Life – an Introduction to SRV

July 17, 2017 - July 18, 2017

THIS IS NOT A CRU EVENT. This workshop is an exploration of the Social Role Valorisation (SRV) framework with regard to people who are marginalised. Explore a theoretical overview of Social Role Valorisation Theory. Appreciate the dynamics of social devaluation and its impacts on marginalised people. Examine how getting valued roles can contribute to changed societal perceptions and strengthen the likelihood that the person with a devalued status will get a better life. Completion of this event allows entry to the 5-day PASSING practicum. Accredited Teacher of SRV - Jane…

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Brisbane – Making the Most of Change – Understanding and Managing Your Supports

July 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Community Resource Unit Ltd, CRU OFFICE Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, Qld 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE   About the Workshop:  As we move to the NDIS, many people with disabilities and their families are thinking about what a good life for a person with a disability looks like and how to best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. This workshop will assist people to identify the funded supports needed to complement and strengthen informal, community and mainstream supports that help create and sustain a good life. It will also explore ways people…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Inala

July 31, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Western Suburbs Special School, Glenala Road
Inala, QLD 4077 Australia

Join us for a workshop that provides information about the NDIS this is designed to help parents of school aged children with a disability think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the morning workshop or the afternoon workshop. Places are limited.

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August 2017

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – Brisbane

August 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel St
South Brisbane, 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams. What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Jindalee

August 9, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
The Jindalee Hotel, Sinnamon Road Corner of Goggs Road
Jindalee, QLD 4074 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the…

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Introduction to Facilitation – 2017

August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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Introduction to Facilitation - 2017 (delivered over 3 days) A practical, applied course for people wanting to learn how to facilitate groups This course is delivered over 3 days - August 10, September 14 and October 12 Brisbane - Queensland   About the Course The purpose of this facilitation course is to assist people to intentionally develop the necessary skills and confidence to facilitate groups that support and benefit people with disabilities. We want people to strengthen their networks by…

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Employment for ALL: Getting & keeping jobs for people with disability

August 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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 BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Seminar:  We get a lot more than a pay cheque from having a job. Paid work can increase our skills, knowledge, confidence and networks. However, as real jobs for people with disability are often elusive and employment rates are very low, it is timely to take a day to reflect on how this could be different. In this seminar Michael Callahan will explain how to customise employment, the process of ‘discovery’ and the benefits of…

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VIAA: Perspectives from SRV: The NDIS

August 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

THIS IS NOT CRU EVENT Perspectives from SRV on the NDIS   Event Coordinator - Greg Mackay 0481 216 993 OR email viaainc@gmail.com Website:  http://www.viaa.org.au/ Location:  Brisbane Cost:  $88

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Zillmere

August 24, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
North-East Community Support Group Inc., 54 Handford Road
Zillmere, QLD 4034 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE  Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Capalaba

August 25, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Redland Community Centre, 29 Loraine Street
Capalaba, QLD 4157 Australia

Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

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Evening Discussion for Brothers and Sisters: What will the NDIS mean for me and my family?

August 30, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Resource Unit Ltd, South Central Commercial Building. Level 2, 43 Peel Street (entrance on Merivale)
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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This conversation evening will be a chance for brothers and sisters to discuss what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is likely to mean for their family member. The NDIS is gradually rolling out across Queensland and is a major change for how services are provided. It brings the opportunity for people with disability and those closest to them to have a greater say over their support arrangements. In navigating this new system families will do best when they are well-informed and prepared for these changes. This session will provide a brief update on the NDIS so far and Queensland based brothers and sisters whose family members are already in the scheme will share their experiences and reflections as a basis for discussion.

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Attending the Local School – Inclusion that’s Good for Everyone

August 31, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:30 pm
Autism Hub & Reading Centre (AHRC), 141 Merton Road
Wooloongabba, QLD 4102 Australia

This workshop will provide the opportunity to learn from an experienced educator and academic about what inclusive education is, and what it is not. It will provide the research evidence about the comparative benefits of inclusive education vs special education. Dr Bob Jackson will also share helpful strategies which allow children with disabilities to be successfully supported within their local school and learn alongside their peers. Bob will give examples of how students with a range of disabilities can access the same curriculum, and participate fully in the life of the school. He will also provide tips for families on advocacy and how to work with the school to strengthen inclusive practices.

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Carina

August 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Belmont Services Bowls Club, 20 Narracott Street
Carina, QLD 4152 Australia

Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

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September 2017

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Logan Central

September 6, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Diggers Services Club, 42-48 Blackwood Road
Logan Central, QLD 4114 Australia

Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

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Getting to the Heart of What Matters – Ipswich

September 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey Street,
Raceview, QLD 4305 Australia

The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams. What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters about supporting people well. This full day workshop will be an opportunity for support workers to critically reflect upon the essential purpose of their role, the values that drive “support”, and the sorts of relationships which are core to supporting someone well, particularly in relation to valued roles and community belonging.

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Upper Mount Gravatt

September 7, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Road
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122 Australia

Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

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Equipping Organisations for the NDIS

September 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel St
South Brisbane, 4101 Australia
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This interactive training day will assist coordinators and managers to reflect on how they lead services so that the support provided suits the person, enables them to live a good life, and is sustainable over time. The day will offer opportunities to connect with other managers dealing with similar challenges.

Are you wondering how to keep your organisation on track as you transition to the NDIS?
Are you finding it challenging to maintain the focus on the people you serve in an increasingly business-oriented, competitive market?
Are you grappling with how to move from group-based models to working individually?

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Victoria Point

September 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Victoria Point Library, 7-15 Bunker Rd
Victoria Point, QLD 4165 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE   Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Redlands region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop that provides information about the NDIS that is designed to help people with disability, their family members, close friends and allies think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Upper Coomera

September 13, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Upper Coomera Centre, 90 Reserve Road
Upper Coomera, QLD 4209 Australia

Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

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Introduction to Facilitation – 2017

September 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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CRU Office, Level 2
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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Introduction to Facilitation - 2017 (delivered over 3 days) A practical, applied course for people wanting to learn how to facilitate groups This course is delivered over 3 days - August 10, September 14 and October 12 Brisbane - Queensland   About the Course The purpose of this facilitation course is to assist people to intentionally develop the necessary skills and confidence to facilitate groups that support and benefit people with disabilities. We want people to strengthen their networks by…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Logan Hyperdome

September 21, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Logan Hyperdome Library, Meeting Room 1, 66 - 70 Mandew St
Shailer Park, QLD 4128 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE  Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Logan region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop that provides information about the NDIS that is designed to help people with disability, their family members, close friends and allies think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by…

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October 2017

VIAA: Perspectives from SRV: Human Service Models

October 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

THIS IS NOT CRU EVENT Perspectives from SRV on Human Service Models   Event Coordinator - Greg Mackay 0481 216 993 OR email viaainc@gmail.com Website:  http://www.viaa.org.au/ Location:  Brisbane Cost:  $88

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Introduction to Facilitation – 2017

October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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Introduction to Facilitation - 2017 (delivered over 3 days) A practical, applied course for people wanting to learn how to facilitate groups This course is delivered over 3 days - August 10, September 14 and October 12 Brisbane - Queensland   About the Course The purpose of this facilitation course is to assist people to intentionally develop the necessary skills and confidence to facilitate groups that support and benefit people with disabilities. We want people to strengthen their networks by…

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Brisbane – Real Stories of the NDIS – New Opportunities For a Good Life

October 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crn Grey Street and Russell St, South Brisbane
Brisbane, 4101 Australia
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Community Resource Unit Ltd. is hosting a one day forum in Brisbane that showcases stories by and about people with disability and their families who are using the NDIS. Presenters from Queensland and other states will share their experience of using the scheme. Presenters will talk about their experience of creating a vision and planning for a good life, preparing for a planning conversation with the NDIS, transitioning from school, self-management and using a plan manager and living in a home of their own.

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Gold Coast – Real Stories of the NDIS – New Opportunities For a Good Life

October 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway
Broadbeach, QLD 4218 Australia

Community Resource Unit Ltd. is hosting a one day forum on the Gold Coast that showcases stories by and about people with disability and their families who are using the NDIS. Presenters from Queensland and other states will share their experience of using the scheme. Presenters will talk about their experience of creating a vision and planning for a good life, preparing for a planning conversation with the NDIS, transitioning from school, self-management and using a plan manager and living in a home of their own.

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Getting to the Heart of What Matters – Kingaroy

October 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
South Burnett Enterprise Centre, 6 Cornish Street
Kingaroy, QLD 4610 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams.  What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Richlands

October 24, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
The Lion Richlands, 133 Pine Road
Richlands, Qld 4077 Australia
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 BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Berrinba East State School

October 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Berrinba East State School, 165 Bardon Road
Berrinba, 4117 Australia
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The NDIS –  Getting Informed for families of school aged children with a disability - This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the NDIS. You will learn how to access the scheme and what to do to feel prepared to develop a plan with the NDIS when the time comes. What do I need to know to feel ready for the NDIS?

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Wellington Point

October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connect2Group Community Arts Precinct, Corner Roberts Street and Chermside Street
Wellington Point, QLD 4160 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Redland region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the…

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Securing the Good Life: Developing Safeguards for Vulnerable People

October 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
QLD Baptist Centre, 53 Prospect Road Gaythorne
Brisbane, QLD 4051 Australia
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To be human is to be vulnerable. However, people with disability often live with greater vulnerability than others. In an attempt to keep people safe it is possible to limit their lives by being over-protective and so worried about risk that the person has little chance of experiencing the good things of life. While it may not be possible to eliminate a person’s vulnerabilities, intentional safeguards can assist to minimise or make up for them. This seminar will highlight the importance of recognising and understanding an individual’s vulnerabilities, as well as explore ways to manage these areas in a positive, life expanding way.

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November 2017

Getting a Quality Inclusive Education for your Child: Building an Effective Home-School Partnership – Townsville

November 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Seagull’s Resort Townsville, 74 The Esplanade
Belgian Gardens, QLD 4810 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the workshop Research clearly shows that inclusive education has strong benefits to students with disability, and access to education in your local school is supported by educational policy and international law. Nevertheless, many families find that pursuing an inclusive education can be challenging. This workshop will help families to be clear about what inclusion should look like and will discuss the ways parents can build their advocacy and communication skills to achieve an effective partnership with…

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“Imagining Better” The Importance of Exploring What Might and Could be Possible in People’s Lives – Townsville

November 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Seagull’s Resort Townsville, 74 The Esplanade
Belgian Gardens, QLD 4810 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the workshop: Would you like to ensure that the lives of people with disability are not held back by restricted imaginations or not venturing beyond current realities? Then this seminar is for you! This seminar will examine the critical role that ‘imagining better’ plays in forming, strengthening and expanding a positive vision of what might be possible. Practical strategies that help bring a vision and dreams to life will also be outlined. Michael will be joined…

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Investing in the Future: What One Person Can Do

November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Souths Leagues Club, Davies Park, Jane St
West End, QLD 4101 Australia
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Over the past 30 years Michael Kendrick has introduced Queenslanders to a range of important concepts related to human services and community. These ideas and frameworks have challenged, positively influenced, and continue to inform how we work with people with disability throughout Queensland. We welcome everyone who is interested in disability leadership development for the future, and people who have benefited from working with and learning from Michael to attend this event.

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Beenleigh

November 9, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Beenleigh Events Centre, Corner Kent Street and Crete Street
Beenleight, QLD 4207 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Logan and Gold Coast regions from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Chermside

November 10, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Drive
Chermside, QLD 4032 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Mount Gravatt

November 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, Carson Room
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Cleveland

November 15, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Redlands RSL, 8 Passage Street
Cleveland, Qld 4163 Australia
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 BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Redlands region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the…

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Responding Well to People with ‘Challenging Behaviours’ Toowoomba

November 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Toowoomba Motel & Events Centre, 2 Burnage Street
East Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE About the workshop: In this workshop articipants will be encouraged to understand more about what drives behaviour and the situations in which people with ‘challenging behaviours’ find themselves. Ann will cover ways to develop strategies with the person, so that, regardless of the level of their disability, they can better understand the motivations, effects and consequences of their behaviour. This workshop will involve information sharing, practical tips and strategies and learning through stories. It will not provide…

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Belonging & Contributing: Strategies for Including People Labelled as Challenging

November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

BOOK TICKETS HERE About the workshop: This discussion day will build on the information shared in the workshop, Responding Well to People with ‘Challenging Behaviours. Family members will be able to continue learning with Ann and from each other through going deeper into the workshop content, asking more questions & thinking about how they, or others, relate with their loved one. Families will have the opportunity to consider how to apply the ideas presented to their own family circumstances. Ann…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – For people who are blind or have low vision – Coorparoo

November 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Alexandra House – Kingsbury Room, 347 Old Cleveland Road
Coorparoo, QLD Australia
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Join us for a tailored workshop that will provide information about the NDIS and has been designed to help people who are blind or have low vision to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. This session will also include a guest speaker, Linda Blaik from Geelong, Victoria, who is using the NDIS and is blind. Having always been offered supports by various vision support organisations, Linda found the process of applying for funding for the first time very different to her previous experiences. Linda is now seeking out the supports suit her lifestyle and ones that make it easy for her to continue her volunteer work, travel and stay connected with her community.

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Woolloongabba

November 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Autism Hub, 141 Merton Road
Woolloongabba, Qld 4102 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the…

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Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Brisbane

November 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams.  What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters about supporting people…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Elanora State School

November 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elanora State School, K.P McGrath Drive
Elanora, QLD 4221 Australia

The NDIS –  Getting Informed for families of school aged children with a disability

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the NDIS. You will learn how to access the scheme and what to do to feel prepared to develop a plan with the NDIS when the time comes. What do I need to know to feel ready for the NDIS?

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CRU AGM

November 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Resource Unit Ltd., South Central Commercial Building. 43 Peel Street (entrance on Merivale)
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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Our AGM for 2017 will be held at the CRU office on the 29th November.  It will start at 5.30pm.   Please contact us if you are planning on attending.

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Robina

November 30, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
The Glades Golf Club, 1 Glades Drive
Robina, Qld 4226 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Gold Coast region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best use…

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December 2017

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Gaythorne

December 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Queensland Baptist Centre, 37 Redgum Place
Gaythorne, Qld 4051 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane region from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop that provides information about the NDIS and is designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Wynnum

December 7, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, 92 Wondall Road
Manly West, QLD 4179 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Brisbane and Redlands regions from 1st July 2018 with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS and are designed to help people think about how they can best…

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Closed for Christmas

December 23, 2017 - January 14, 2018
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February 2018

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Brisbane

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams.  What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters…

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What You Always Needed to Know about Intellectual Impairment but were Mostly Never Told – Gold Coast

February 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Upper Coomera Centre, Hall Two 90 Reserve Road
Upper Coomera, QLD 4209 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop: Often we speak about focusing on the ‘ordinary’ and ‘typical’ ways and means to help people have access to the good things of life. However,  it’s also necessary to understand and appreciate how intellectual impairment can affect people in very real ways. Participants will gain greater insight into the challenges that people face in their daily lives, as well as gaining an appreciation of how easily others misunderstand and mistreat people with an intellectual…

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What You Always Needed to Know about Intellectual Impairment but were Mostly Never Told – Brisbane

February 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
QLD Baptist Centre, 53 Prospect Road
Gaythorne, QLD 4051 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop: Often we speak about focusing on the ‘ordinary’ and ‘typical’ ways and means to help people have access to the good things of life. However,  it’s also necessary to understand and appreciate how intellectual impairment can affect people in very real ways. Participants will gain greater insight into the challenges that people face in their daily lives, as well as gaining an appreciation of how easily others misunderstand and mistreat people with an intellectual…

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Inclusive Education Workshop – School Meetings: are you prepared?

February 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 8:45 pm
Community Resource Unit Ltd., Level 2 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

BOOK TICKETS HERE  2 Sessions to choose from: 9.30am to 12 noon    OR    6.15pm - 8.45pm About the Workshop:  Meetings with teachers and other educators are a necessary part of supporting successful inclusion - they can, however, be daunting! Many parents of students with disability find school meetings stressful or want to learn how to make these meetings more productive. Being well- prepared for school meetings, and confident about school processes, can help you to positively influence the…

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March 2018

CRUcial Conversation: Virtues, Values and Better Lives

March 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE   CRU often talks about values that guide our thoughts and behaviour; virtues are similar but are the things that are universally valued by all. Virtues are ‘strengths of character’ we all possess that add to the uniqueness of who we are. We use many virtues in our everyday such as, trust, honesty, integrity, and respect. In this informal, interactive session Penny will discuss: • The use of the five strategies from the Virtues Project • How…

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April 2018

Introduction to Facilitation, Brisbane 2018

April 18, 2018 - June 13, 2018
Community Resource Unit, Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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3 days: April 18, May 16 and June 13, 2018 The purpose of this facilitation course is to assist people to intentionally develop the necessary skills and confidence to facilitate groups that support and benefit people with disabilities. We want people to strengthen their networks by learning together and from each other. The workdays will provide comprehensive teaching about foundational principles for facilitating groups of all types – formal work teams to informal community and support groups – where skilled…

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May 2018

VIAA: Towards a Better Life – an Introduction to SRV

May 1, 2018 - May 2, 2018
Kedron Wavell Services Club, 375 Hamilton Road
Chermside, QLD 4032 Australia
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THIS IS NOT A CRU EVENT. This workshop is an exploration of the Social Role Valorisation (SRV) framework with regard to people who are marginalised. Explore a theoretical overview of Social Role Valorisation Theory. Appreciate the dynamics of social devaluation and its impacts on marginalised people. Examine how getting valued roles can contribute to changed societal perceptions and strengthen the likelihood that the person with a devalued status will get a better life. Completion of this event allows entry to the 5-day PASSING practicum. Accredited Teacher of SRV - Jane…

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Getting to the Heart of What Matters: The Role of a Support Worker. Woombye

May 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Red Bridge Motor Inn, 380 Nambour Connection Road
Woombye, QLD 4559 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the workshop The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams. What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters…

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Introduction to Facilitation, Cairns 2018

May 24, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Disability Services Conference Room – CitiCentral Building, Ground floor, cnr Sheridan & Spence Streets
Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia
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3 workdays, over a 2 month period. 1.5 days in May and 1.5 days in July The purpose of this facilitation course is to assist people to intentionally develop the necessary skills and confidence to facilitate groups that support and benefit people with disabilities. We want people to strengthen their networks by learning together and from each other. The workdays will provide comprehensive teaching about foundational principles for facilitating groups of all types – formal work teams to informal community…

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Ensuring school inclusion is more than “being there”: Building participation in curriculum & supporting students to belong

May 25, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
The Autism Hub, 141 Merton Road
Woolloongabba, QLD 4000 AU

BOOK TICKETS HERE Children with disability have a right to be included and welcomed in their local school, and many families choose inclusive education because it provides a strong foundation for lifelong community inclusion. However, genuine inclusion requires more than mere physical presence in a regular classroom. It requires approaches which enable that child to have an authentic student experience – participating in the same curriculum and learning, and socially belonging in the class, in the playground, and in the…

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June 2018

International SRV Conference

June 4, 2018 - June 6, 2018
2 Lombard Place Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0Y3, Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, manitoba R3B0Y3 Canada
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THIS IS NOT A CRU EVENT The 7th International Social Role Valorization (SRV) Conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada June 6-8, 2018. Pre-conference events will take place June 4 and 5. SRV theory, derived from the principle of normalization, was first defined by Wolf Wolfensberger in 1983. Over the past 35 years, many have used SRV theory to guide their work in supporting individuals and families, in education, training and advocacy. The focus of this conference will be on the implementation…

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Positive Behaviour for Learning: Meaningful Home/School Engagement

June 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Autism Hub, 141 Merton Road
Woolloongabba, QLD 4000 AU

Book Tickets here Have you heard of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)? Has your child’s school mentioned a Positive Behaviour Plan? “Behaviour” is a focus of discussion for many parents and educators, and can be a source of considerable angst and concern. Where behaviour is not well understood and students do not receive appropriate support, it can undermine student engagement in learning. To achieve successful inclusion, it is critical that families and schools achieve productive conversations towards approaches which support…

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July 2018

VIAA: Towards a Better Life – an Introduction to SRV

July 11, 2018 - July 12, 2018
Kedron Wavell Services Club, 375 Hamilton Road
Chermside, QLD 4032 Australia
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THIS IS NOT A CRU EVENT. This workshop is an exploration of the Social Role Valorisation (SRV) framework with regard to people who are marginalised. Explore a theoretical overview of Social Role Valorisation Theory. Appreciate the dynamics of social devaluation and its impacts on marginalised people. Examine how getting valued roles can contribute to changed societal perceptions and strengthen the likelihood that the person with a devalued status will get a better life. Completion of this event allows entry to the 5-day PASSING practicum. Accredited Teacher of SRV - Jane…

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Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Brisbane

July 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams.  What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters…

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August 2018

Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports, Brisbane

August 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop:  This popular series of three (3) practical, hands-on half-day workshops was developed as part of CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It is designed for people with disability and their families to turn their vision of a good life into reality. Come to one, two or all three workshops. These workshops will assist people to be clear about their goals, to think creatively about supports and build an understanding of some of the nitty-gritty of…

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Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports, Brisbane

August 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop:  This popular series of three (3) practical, hands-on half-day workshops was developed as part of CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It is designed for people with disability and their families to turn their vision of a good life into reality. Come to one, two or all three workshops. These workshops will assist people to be clear about their goals, to think creatively about supports and build an understanding of some of the nitty-gritty of…

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Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Townsville

August 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Townsville Sports House, 3-9 Redpath StreetNorth Ward
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams.  What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters…

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Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports, Brisbane

August 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop:  This popular series of three (3) practical, hands-on half-day workshops was developed as part of CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It is designed for people with disability and their families to turn their vision of a good life into reality. Come to one, two or all three workshops. These workshops will assist people to be clear about their goals, to think creatively about supports and build an understanding of some of the nitty-gritty of…

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September 2018

PASSING – The SRV practicum

September 3, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Brisbane International Virginia, Sandgate Road
Boondall, QLD 4034 Australia
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THIS IS NOT A CRU EVENT. Participate in a five-day practical workshop. Work in small teams led by a Team Leader and visit two local services and use the PASSING evaluation tool. Explore, in depth, the life circumstances of service recipients and their needs. Identify the extent to which the service meets the needs of the people, using Social Role Valorisation (SRV) principles and strategies. You will learn how to apply both qualitative and quantitative scoring in your evaluations and…

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October 2018

Seven Steps to Self-Direction – Ipswich

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WG Hayden Humanities Centre Auditorium, 56 South Street
Ipswich, Queensland 4305 Australia
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Building right relationships between people with disability, families, committed friends and support workers   BOOK TICKETS HERE   About the Workshop: How have other people made self-management work? This one-day workshop explores a practical, values-based framework of self-direction, and how to develop supports that work respectfully and constructively together. The seven steps provide a simple, helpful guide that can be worked through, or started at any step. This workshop draws on the resource developed by Griffith University (Dr Margaret Ward) as…

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Evening Discussion for Brothers and Sisters

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2,, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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Family members have a natural authority in each other’s lives. This can seem obvious for parents of a person with a disability, but what does it mean for siblings?   BOOK TICKETS HERE   About the evening: This informally facilitated evening discussion will be an opportunity for brothers and sisters to discuss the natural authority of families and consider what is 'family business' and what is 'service business'. These things can help siblings be clearer in getting the foundations right…

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Inspiring, Connecting, Acting for Change: Three Events to mark three decades.

October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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Inclusive Education: Rethinking Ability and Opportunity

October 29, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
The Autism Hub, 141 Merton Road
Woolloongabba, QLD 4000 AU
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Book tickets here About the workshop This is a rare opportunity to hear from people with disability who have first-hand experience of being educated under different models of education. In this workshop, Norm Kunc and Emma Van der Klift will reflect on their student experiences, both the challenges and successes. They will also draw on educator experiences and research to challenge us to rethink ideas of “doing inclusion” so schools can intentionally build and maintain a sense of belonging for…

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November 2018

Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports Brisbane

November 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2,, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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Book tickets here Workshops Series Overview This popular series of three practical, hands-on half-day workshops was developed as part of CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It is designed for people with disability and their families to turn their vision of a good life into reality. Come to one, two or all three workshops. These workshops will assist people to be clear about their goals, to think creatively about supports and build an understanding of some of the nitty-gritty of self-direction…

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Seven Steps to Self-Direction – Rockhampton

November 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frenchville Sports Club Ltd., 105 Clifton St
Berserker, Rockhampton, Queensland 4701 Australia
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Building right relationships between people with disability, families, committed friends and support workers   BOOK TICKETS HERE   About the Workshop: How have other people made self-management work? This one-day workshop explores a practical, values-based framework of self-direction, and how to develop supports that work respectfully and constructively together. The seven steps provide a simple, helpful guide that can be worked through, or started at any step. This workshop draws on the resource developed by Griffith University (Dr Margaret Ward) as…

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December 2018

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Brisbane

December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2,, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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Book tickets here About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams. What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters…

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February 2019

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Brisbane

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2,, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK TICKETS   About the Workshop:  The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams. What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters…

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Making the Most of Change – Managing Your Supports ~ Daytime Session

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
CRU Office, Level 2,, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK TICKETS HERE About the Workshop What does it mean to direct and manage your own supports? For people interested in self-management, this workshop draws on experience and wisdom from families already self-managing. Look at ways to both manage and direct the support needed to sustain a good life, including recruiting the right staff for the role. This is one of a series of workshops developed for CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It will assist people to think creatively about…

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Inclusive Education: Making a Good Start – Planning and Partnerships to Support your Child’s Inclusion

February 27
Community Resource Unit Ltd, CRU OFFICE Level 2, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, Qld 4101 Australia
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There are 2 sessions to choose from to attend this event. Please choose one session - daytime or evening, when booking tickets BOOK TICKETS About the workshop: Every parent wants their child’s school years to be happy and successful – for school to be a place where their child learns, has friends, participates and belongs. As the 2019 school year starts, it is timely for parents to consider what they can do to develop an effective partnership with their child’s…

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March 2019

Attending the local school- Inclusion that’s good for everyone MACKAY

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mackay Women’s Centre, 418 Shakespeare Street
West Mackay, QLD 4740 Australia
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BOOK TICKETS   CRU is running this workshop in Partnership with All Abilities Mackay About the Workshop: For children with disability, being included in your local school can provide a strong foundation for an inclusive life. Despite solid research evidence about the benefits of inclusive education for students with and without disability, there is confusion about what good inclusive education looks like in practice. About the Topic: This workshop will provide the opportunity to learn from an experienced educator and…

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CRUcial Conversation: A Brief History of Disability – why inclusion is elusive

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2,, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK TICKETS CRUcial Conversation: A Brief History of Disability - why inclusion is elusive About the topic:  Why are our efforts for inclusion so often met with resistance? Where do these ‘roadblocks’ come from? Are they actual or attitudinal? Dr Bob Jackson will help us take a look at the history of the treatment of people with disability. He believes that many of the attitudes holding people back today are deeply and often unconsciously embedded in our collective psyche from the…

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Seven Steps to Self-Direction – Brisbane

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CRU Office, Level 2,, 43 Peel Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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  BOOK TICKETS   About the Workshop: What are the fundamental of a self-directed arrangement that helps you live the life you want? This workshop breaks down a values-based framework for sustainable self-direction, and how to develop supports that work respectfully and constructively together. The seven steps provide a simple, helpful guide that can be worked through, or started at any step. This workshop draws on the resource developed by Griffith University as part of the NDS Innovative Workforce Fund…

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