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Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives Brisbane

June 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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 disability to have control over their lives, as well as the support they require.

This workshop will not describe the details of self management. Rather, participants will explore a variety of concepts that should be considered as services work with people to negotiate the amount of control they need and want in order to live a typical life in their communities. 

Topics covered will include: 

  • Working towards rich and meaningful lives
  • Authority & control on a continuum
  • Positive relationships between services and people with disability
  • Negotiations – expanding on what people might have a say over
  • Building capacity

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 About the presenter:

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Jane Sherwin is a Qld based consultant who has been involved in the lives of people with  disabilities, families and older people since the late 1970s. Jane has both personal and  professional experience with self direction, and is committed to working at a grassroots  level towards a system of responsive services, and towards arrangements whereby vulnerable people experience greater levels of control over their own support  arrangements.



Who should attend?

This workshop is for people who are interested in exploring how self-direction can be supported so that it works well for all parties. This will include people with disabilities, family members, and particularly coordinators and managers of organisations.

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June 15, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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