Building on the work of Anne Donnellan and Martha Leary, this series of two webinar recordings provides practical insights and tools so that people with autism and other sensory and movement differences can be better supported to live more independently. These videos are available for rent individually or as a series.
He’s confident, he’s happy and he’s part of the class. Building relationships for successful inclusion.
We have produced this 25 minute video because when a student’s behaviour is catching everyone’s attention, school inclusion can become very fragile. It is distressing for everyone, and unhelpful patterns can get established, including the student becoming isolated, stigmatized, punished and excluded. We are sharing this story because we believe that every child can thrive in an inclusive classroom with the right supports.
This event was filmed by Community Resource Unit Ltd. (CRU) at a joint event held with Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) at Common Ground on the 18th February 2020.
This event discussed the Disability Royal Commission (DRC), its interest in education of children with disability and how people can share their stories with the Royal Commission.
CYDA has created a workbook to assist families as they prepare submissions around education. Download the workbook here (MS Word). They also have created some factsheets which can be viewed on their website.
There are additional links to useful websites in the descriptions of each video.
CRU created two videos for the National Resource Centre (NRC) for Circles of Support and Microboards (COSAM). The first was a montage of Circle Members reflecting on what it means for them to be invited, included and involved involved in a circle of support.
In collaboration with the National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO), of which CRU is a founding member, CRU developed two films that explored self-managed arrangements from the perspective of support workers.
These videos are from footage taken our our “New Opportunities for a Good Life: Experiences from NDIS Trial Sites” events. These one day forums, held in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Rockhampton and Hervey Bay showcased stories by and about people with disabilities and their families who have been involved in various NDIS trial sites from across Australia.
The ‘Agency Transformation’ events held throughout October were designed to assist managers and other key decision makers to think through the core requirements for authentic service transformation so that services would be individually tailored and designed to assist people with a disability to live better lives.
Together in Partnership: Stories of individual and family governed organisations in Queensland was a DVD created by the Community Resource Unit in 2013. It features three Queensland organisations, Lifestyle Options Incorporated, Homes West Association and Kalpana.