Fortnightly update – 5th August

Dear Friends and Supporters of CRU,

We hope you are staying safe and well, particularly if you are in lockdown or quarantine right now. We wanted to let you know the CRU office in South Brisbane is closed, though we are still contactable by phone, email and through our social media.

We appreciate there will be some confusion over which of our events will be going ahead with the current south east Qld Covid-19 lockdown. While we can continue with online workshops and webinars, at this stage we are assessing face to face events individually. We are being somewhat optimistic, with registrations open for most of our upcoming events. We understand why people may be reluctant to sign up for face to face events right now, but assure you that you will be entitled to a refund if they are cancelled, or if we change to online delivery or different dates. Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or would like to discuss.

We have information on:

This post contains links to the following date claimers:

Training and Consulting (Fee for Service)

Our expert consultants can provide a range of training, consultancy and facilitation services on a fee for service basis. These services are designed to inspire and encourage, while providing people, families and organisations with ideas and practical strategies to create change for themselves and the people they support.

We have an updated catalogue of services with information about how we can work with you (both face to face and online), and more detail is available our Fee For Service page.

Families For Inclusive Education (FFIE)

The Families for Inclusive Education Team are excited to announce NEW WORKSHOPS for Term 3 and 4:

“From Vision to Inclusion: Advocating for Your Child at School” will be delivered as a full day workshop  (9.15am – 2.30pm to suit school hours) at various locations across QLD.

“Inclusive Classrooms: All Children Learning Together”, and “Inclusive Education: What it is and why it matters for your Child” are shorter sessions and will be delivered as workshops and online.

Please see the FFIE Date Claimer for more information about these new workshops and further dates and locations.


Inclusive Classrooms: All Children Learning Together  – NOW ONLINE!

Online: Tuesday 10th August (7.00pm – 8.30pm)

Originally planned as evening workshop at the CRU Office on Tuesday 3rd August.

Due to COVID-19 lockdown this workshop has moved to Tuesday 10th August and will now take place ONLINE so we can take more registrations. 

This is likely the only online event on this topic in 2021.  Register here now

From Vision to Inclusion: Advocating for Your Child at School

Rockhampton : Friday 13th August  Register now- REGISTRATIONS CLOSING SOON  

We are still hoping to deliver this workshop, but are watching government directives carefully.  We will let registrants know immediately if this event needs to be postponed or cancelled.

Brisbane Metro/Carindale: Thursday 19th August  Register now

Toowoomba: Wednesday 25th August  Register now

Inclusive Education: What it is and Why it Matters for Your Child

Online: Tuesday 31st August  Register now

CRU Events

The events listed here are coming up to September. Face to face events may not be able to go ahead, we will keep people registered updated. Please see our Date Claimer for events planned through to October.

The Meaning of Advocacy

An Introduction to the Principles & Strategies of Advocacy for People with Disability & Families.

South Brisbane : Friday 13th August   Waiting list only

Starting to Talk About Belonging

This workshop explores what it means to belong and where to start in working towards it.

Sunshine Coast : Wednesday 25th August  Register now

Understanding Intellectual Disability (webinar series)

A series of three interactive webinars presented by John Armstrong on intellectual disability – what you always needed to know but were mostly never told!

Online Thursday 9th, Monday 13th & Wednesday 15th September Register now

Introduction to Facilitation for Peer Support course

A practical, applied course for people with disability & families wanting to learn how to facilitate peer networks.

Mixed mode: Brisbane  Friday 10th September, and online Tuesdays 5th October, 2nd & 30th November Find out more

The Meaning of Advocacy

An Introduction to the Principles & Strategies of Advocacy for People with Disability & Families.

Cairns : Saturday 11th September  Register now

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – a 2 day workshop for Support Workers

Brisbane: Friday 8th and Friday 22nd October Register now

School To Work

These workshops aim to inspire and increase the confidence of, and motivate secondary students with a disability and their families to make a start on the road to employment.  Work and contributing to society is important for everyone, and everyone can have a real job. ‘School to Work’ will help your secondary school student with disability and your family dream of work, and build confidence to explore what work might look like for them.

Please see the School to Work Date Claimer for details of dates and locations through to October.

School to Work Workshop : ‘Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work’

Gold Coast: 24th August                Register now

Other workshop locations for 2021 are Wynnum Manly, Ipswich, Cairns and Rockhampton.

School to Work Webinars:

Throughout August, CRU will replay the introductory webinar series for secondary school students with a disability and their families. The webinars have been developed with specific school year levels in mind and will include a Live Q&A session and be available to view up to 7 days after event date. The webinars will include relevant state-based information related to employment.

Years 7 & 8:

Imagining Work: Getting Started in Years 7 & 8

Online: Thursday 5th August 10 – 11am Waiting list only

Years 9 & 10:

Discovering Work: Getting Started in Years 9 & 10

Online: Monday 9th August 1 – 2.30pm  Register now

Discovering Work: The Next Steps Years 9 & 10

Online: Monday 16th August 1 – 2.30pm Register now

Years 11 & 12

Finding Work: Getting Started in Years 11 & 12

Online: Thursday 12th August 10 -11.30am Register now

Finding Work: The next Steps in Years 11 & 12

Online: Thursday 19th August 10 – 11.30am Register now


For more information on all CRU workshops, see the Events page on the CRU website, or click on the individual links listed above for each workshop.