Getting to the Heart of What Matters – Brisbane

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…

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

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…

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Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives Brisbane

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…

CRUcial Conversation: Inclusive Education – Everybody’s Business

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…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Kenmore Hills

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…

Responding Well to People with ‘Challenging Behaviours’

About the workshop: In this workshop participants will be encouraged to understand more about the situations in which people with challenging behaviour find themselves and to explore how they can best respond to support the person. The workshop will cover ways to develop strategies with the person, so that, regardless of the level of their disability, they can…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Nundah – Saturday

  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…

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – Caboolture

BOOK TICKETS HERE Getting to the Heart of What Matters: The Role of a Support Worker Friday 19 May 2017 –  CABOOLTURE 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…

Mini OISD Consultations: Targeted Consultations on Key Life Domains

About the Opportunity: CRU is offering a unique professional development opportunity for a small number of past OISD course participants. We are partnering with Staffing Options to conduct targeted reviews of the service arrangements of three individuals using the framework of the OISD course. This is rare and exciting learning experience in which participants will…

Optimal Individual Service Design – OISD 2017 (week 2)

BOOK TICKETS HERE DEEP QUALITY THROUGH OPTIMAL INDIVIDUAL SERVICE DESIGN (OISD) Week 1: April 3rd-7th  & Week 2: May 8th -12th + Pre-course Conversation Evening Monday March 27th  Brisbane – Queensland  Community Resource Unit is hosting this comprehensive training program to support the development of quality in the design and delivery of individualised, person centred services to people…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Coopers Plains

  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…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Carina

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…

Equipping Organisations for the NDIS

Equipping Organisations for the NDIS & Keeping in Touch with What Matters Thursday 20th April 2017 –  BRISBANE About the Workshop:  Organisations are navigating a changing landscape and need to consider how they may capitalise on the potential the NDIS offers, without compromising on their core values as they adapt to new business systems. Participants will…

Optimal Individual Service Design – OISD 2017 (week 1) Copy

BOOK TICKETS HERE DEEP QUALITY THROUGH OPTIMAL INDIVIDUAL SERVICE DESIGN (OISD) Week 1: April 3rd-7th  & Week 2: May 8th -12th + Pre-course Conversation Evening Monday March 27th  Brisbane – Queensland  Community Resource Unit is hosting this comprehensive training program to support the development of quality in the design and delivery of individualised, person centred services to people…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Corinda

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.

All Students Learning Together in Inclusive Classrooms: What does inclusive practice look like?

Light meal from 5:30pm Discussion will commence at 6:15pm until 8:30pm This evening discussion is designed to help parents recognise and work towards responsive and inclusive school and classroom practices. Christa will clarify common educational terms underpinning inclusive classroom practices and describe how these practices can enhance the learning and inclusion of ALL students. These terms…

CRU Southbank Dinner

  We invite you to join us for dinner at South Bank to catch up with old friends; meet new ones and hear about how people from different parts of the world are working to improve the lives of people with disability. THE DINNER WILL INCLUDE A SHORT PANEL PRESENTATION ‘The Critical Role of Families…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Nundah

  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…

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Sunnybank

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 used the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

Inclusive Education Evening Discussion: Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion

Inclusion in school (and life) does not “just happen”. Some mainstream schools are very welcoming, but getting a genuinely inclusive education and maintaining the inclusive path over the school years requires parents to be skilled and effective advocates. Most parents find school advocacy challenging! It is common to feel unsure of what you can ask for, and what approach to take if you want change. At times, parents can feel like they have little influence over what is happening with their child’s education. Even when lucky and enjoying a “good year”, there is the question of how to stay on track.

This interactive session is designed as a sharing of “lessons in advocacy” drawing on the wisdom and experience of families who have successfully advocated for school inclusion.

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Evening Discussion for Brothers and Sisters: Getting Prepared for the Conversations that Matter

  Wednesday 19th October : 6:15pm – 8:30pm (light meal from 5:30pm) Evening Discussion for Brothers and Sisters: Getting Prepared for the Conversations that Matter Families are complex organisms! Despite strong bonds of love and loyalty, families avoid the thorny or most emotionally charged topics – or conversations are fraught. Great fun to watch on…

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NDIS Information Session for the Vietnamese Community in Inala – Understanding the new changes for disability support

This workshop is for people with a disability and families in the Vietnamese community. 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. This workshop will help you think about where to start, how to stay connected and informed as we move towards the NDIS starting in an area near you.

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QPPD Celebration Dinner

This dinner will commemorate the contribution of Qld Parents for People with a Disability (QPPD), an organisation which made a significant contribution to the lives of people with disability in Queensland and which was formally wound up a year ago.   This dinner will celebrate more than 30 years of family advocacy for justice, rights and inclusive lives…

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Leadership Forum: Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Communities

CRU will host a Leadership Forum: Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Communities with Canadian leaders on community inclusion, Dr Bruce Uditsky and Dr Anne Hughson from Inclusion Alberta, providing keynote presentations. The venue will be the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Boulevard Level (Grey St Entry) Registration from 08:00am for a 9:00am start. About the Forum: The…

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Making the Most of the NDIS: Wynnum

Workshop series overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability that is starting soon in Queensland. This is a series of short workshops that provide information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new…

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Taking Charge of Change: Chermside

  Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in the Queensland launch sites in early 2016 and is rolling out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a…

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QPPD Celebratory Dinner

CRU would also like to seek your assistance in spreading the word regarding a celebratory dinner being held on the evening of Monday 22nd August.  This dinner will commemorate the contribution of Qld Parents for People with a Disability (QPPD), an organisation which made a significant contribution to the lives of people with disability in Queensland and which was formally…

Upcoming Leadership events

CRU is pleased to announce two upcoming leadership events – one event is specifically for family members and the second event is open to all.   Family Leadership Weekend event:  Moving from Vision to Action Our Family Leadership Weekend at Boonah is a live-in event for families being held at “The Outlook, Boonah” on the weekend of 29-31 July. …

Taking Charge of Change: Red Hill

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in the Queensland launch sites in early 2016. It will roll out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a chance…

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Taking Charge of Change: Wynnum

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in the Queensland launch sites in early 2016. It will roll out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a chance…

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Taking Charge of Change: Calamvale

This one day workshop talks about what we know about the NDIS and some practical things people with disability and their families can do to get ready for the NDIS. We will talk about what it takes for people with disability to have a good life; the role of family and friends; choice and control and what it will mean to take charge of the change ahead.

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CRU Conference Full Program is Now Available

CRU Conference Full Program is Now Available We are delighted to announce that the CRU conference program is now available. If you have not already registered, we would encourage you to REGISTER NOW so you don’t miss out! Ticket Sales Close on Friday 6th May. Claiming a Positive Future: The Power of Possibility has been…

Expecting Valued and Meaningful Lives: Tipping the Balance in Favour of the ‘Culturally Typical’ Options

Expecting Valued and Meaningful Lives: Tipping the Balance in Favour of the ‘Culturally Typical’ Options An Evening Discussion for Families   Download Flyer – PDF Version Download Flyer – Word Version   About the topic: Creating a typical lifestyle – one that looks valued but also “ordinary” – actually takes lots of conscious thinking and…

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Making the most of the NDIS: Chermside

Workshop series overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability that is starting soon in Queensland. This is a series of short workshops that provide information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new…

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Taking Charge of Change: Boondall

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in the Queensland launch site in early 2016. It will then roll out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a…

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Making the most of the NDIS: Coorparoo

Workshop series overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability that is starting soon in Queensland. This is a series of short workshops that provide information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new…

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March Conference Update

March Conference Update You are probably now aware of the upcoming CRU Conference ‘Claiming a Positive Future: The power of possibility’ on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May.  We wanted to let you know that we have just released details of some new presenters. Our EARLY BIRD ticket rate is closing soon on 1st April,…

Upcoming NDIS Events in Brisbane

CRU is offering a range of workshops to assist people with disability and families to get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – including new options in 2016. Funded by the Queensland Government, these workshops are not only a good way to start preparing for the NDIS, but also to meet other people…

Taking Charge of Change: Jindalee

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in the Queensland launch site in early 2016. It will then roll out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a…

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Inclusive Education Evening Discussion

  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.  For children with disability, these dreams depend on finding and maintaining an inclusive school culture and achieving positive relationships between the school and…

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Taking Charge of Change: Chermside

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in the Queensland launch site in early 2016. It will then roll out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a…

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2015 Annual General Meeting

The Management committee invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting which will be held at the CRU office in South Brisbane from 5.30pm.  It will be followed by some light refreshments and a Christmas drink which we expect will commence at 7pm. Please RSVP by phone or email if you are planning on attending either events so we…

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Taking Charge of Change: Coorparoo

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

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Taking Charge of Change Chermside

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Queensland from July 2016. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people closest to them a chance to have a bigger say over their supports. This one day workshop talks about what we know about…

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Taking Charge of Change: Carindale

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

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Rescheduled: Dilemmas in Supporting Choice

Rescheduled:  Dilemmas in Supporting Choice: Choice is not quite the straightforward issue it may seem Presented by Michael Kendrick   About the Seminar:    The right of individuals to choose is highly valued in our society. For many people with disability it is portrayed as the most important consideration. As we support others to exercise…

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Taking Charge of Change: Jindalee

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

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Taking Charge of Change: Indooroopilly

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Queensland from July 2016. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people closest to them a chance to have a bigger say over their supports. This one day workshop talks about what we know about…

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Finding My Place Brisbane

  Overview                  This one day forum shares stories by and about people with disabilities who have taken their place in their community. People share their experience of moving into their own homes; having jobs; following their passions and contributing to their community. The forum continues on from…

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Taking Charge of Change: Boondall

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Queensland from July 2016. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people closest to them a chance to have a bigger say over their supports. This one day workshop talks about what we know about…

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News from CRU – June 2015

2015 is proving to be both busy and exciting for CRU. We thought you might be interested in an update on our various activities. NDIS Participant Readiness Project The first quarter of this year has been a very active time for our NDIS Participant Readiness project.  In the first four months of the project, approximately 700…

Taking Charge of Change: Chermside

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Taking Charge of Change: Mt Gravatt

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Finding your Leadership Niche

Presented by Michael Kendrick Tuesday 19 May 2015 Riverglenn Indooroopilly Brisbane About the Workshop: Many people resist the label of “leader” believing it refers to those who are more skilled, experienced or articulate than them. Others think leadership only applies to people in formal (often management) roles. However, John Quincy Adams said “if your actions inspire…