The NDIS: Getting Informed – Elanora State School

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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Investing in the Future: What One Person Can Do

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

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…

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

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…

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Securing the Good Life: Developing Safeguards for Vulnerable People

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

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

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 – Inala

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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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…

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Central Queensland Events

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts to roll out in  Rockhampton, Gladstone and other parts of Central Queensland from 1st January 2018. People may be contacted up to six months before the roll-out date to start the access process. During the six months before the NDIS starts in your region, from July to December…

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…

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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…

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The NDIS: Getting Informed – Bundaberg

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Longreach

These two workshops provide information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop on the evening of the Tuesday or the morning of the Wednesday. Places are limited.

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Boonah

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.

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.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Childers

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. Please register your details to attend as places are limited.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Gin Gin

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. Please register your details to attend as places are limited.

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Bundaberg

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.

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Hervey Bay

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.

Bringing the Good Life to Life videos

These videos were created for our resource website Bringing the Good Life to Life.  The footage came from CRU events held in Brisbane and Rockhampton and share stories and topics including:

The power of planning
Focusing on potential
The value of real work for real pay
How low expectations limit the Good Life
Starting small business
The importance of starting with the person

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.

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Ipswich

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.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rosewood

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Laidley

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Gatton

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.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Tamborine Mountain

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

Introduction to Facilitation – October to December 2016 Copy

October 6, November 10 & December 8, 2016   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 learning together and from each other. The…

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.

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…

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…

Making the Most of the NDIS: Helidon

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 scheme. You can register for one, some or all of the workshops in the series. People who have attended a Taking Charge of Change workshop are welcome to attend. Places are limited.

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. …

New Opportunities for a Good Life – Experiences from NDIS Trial Sites – Hervey Bay

This one day forum showcases stories by and about people with disabilities and their families who have been involved in the NDIS trial sites the Perth Hills (WA), Barwon Heads (VIC) and Newcastle (NSW).

The NDIS provides people with disability with a new opportunity to think about how a good life is possible.

Having had experience using the NDIS, presenters will talk about:

Preparation
Creating a vision and planning for a good life
Self-directing and self-managing
Staying well connected in the community
Day-to-day experience of the NDIS

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Making the Most of the NDIS: Toowoomba

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 scheme.

You can register for one, some or all of the workshops in the series. People who have attended a Taking Charge of Change workshop are welcome to attend. Places are limited.

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Making the Most of the NDIS: Stanthorpe

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 scheme.

You can register for one, some or all of the workshops in the series. People who have attended a Taking Charge of Change workshop are welcome to attend. Places are limited.

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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…

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,…

South West Events Update

CRU is offering a range of different workshops to assist people with disability and families to get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – including new options in 2016. Taking Charge of Change is still available, along with new short workshops and a workshop especially for families with young children. Registrations for upcoming…

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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Conversations about the NDIS – Goodna

Overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Queensland from early next year. The NDIS will be 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 session we will talk about the NDIS, and some practical things people…

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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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Finding My Place: Ipswich

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 recent…

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Taking Charge of Change: Kilcoy

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: Toowoomba

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 recent…

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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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Taking Charge of Change Emerald

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: Ipswich

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: Toowoomba

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: Beaudesert

  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…

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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: Rockhampton

  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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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: Kingaroy

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 arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

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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: Hervey Bay

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: Maryborough

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) 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…

Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives Toowoomba

Presented by Jane Sherwin Monday May 11 2015 Toowoomba    About the Workshop: As we move to the NDIS, the relationships between people with disabilities and their families, and the services that have supported them will need to be re-thought by all parties. In this new environment many people are searching for more productive and…

Taking Charge of Change: Morningside

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…

Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives Mackay

Presented by Jane Sherwin Tuesday 28 April 2015 Mackay   About the Workshop: As we move to the NDIS, the relationships between people with disabilities and their families, and the services that have supported them will need to be re-thought by all parties. In this new environment many people are searching for more productive and sustainable…