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

August 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 23, 2018

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 self-direction and self-management.


WORKSHOP 1:  Starting to Plan

Thursday 9th August, 10am – 12:30pm

This workshop provides tools to develop a vision and a plan and encourages you to think about the life you want and the goals and aspirations that are important to you.


WORKSHOP 2: Understanding Supports

Thursday 16th August, 10am – 12:30pm

Participants learn from each other and start to identify the funded supports needed to complement and strengthen informal, community and mainstream supports as well as considering how to blend their natural supports with paid supports.


WORKSHOP 3: Managing Your Supports

Thursday 23rd August, 10am – 12:30pm

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.


“We used to believe that people with disability needed Services

and the question was, how can Communities help?

We now know that people with disabilities need Communities,

and the question is, how can Services help?”

John O’Brien & Connie Lyall-O’Brien


Questions explored in the workshop:

  • What are the supports needed for a good life?
  • How can you blend funded NDIS support with the natural supports that come from family, friends and community?
  • What does it mean to direct and manage your own supports?

Download the flyer (pdf)

Download the accessible flyer (word doc)

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for people with disability, their families and supporters. Workers are most welcome to attend and learn from an individual and family perspective about managing and directing supports both unfunded and paid.


For further information about these workshops, to download the event flyers or to book and register, please click this link


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