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What You Always Needed to Know about Intellectual Impairment

June 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

What You Always Needed to Know about Intellectual Impairment but were Mostly Never Told

Presented by John Armstrong

CRU Partnering with UCC for this event . UCC has made it possible to offer a significantly reduced registration fee for this event

Sunday 18 June Brisbane

About the Workshop:

CRU is delighted to partner with Uniting Care Community to present this workshop for parents and family members of people with disability. While it is family members who usually understand their loved one best, this workshop is designed to help with understanding the impact of an intellectual impairment and how it affects people in very real ways.

Participants will gain greater insight into the challenges that people face in their daily lives, as well as gaining an appreciation of how easily others misunderstand and mistreat people with an intellectual disability.
The workshop will also equip participants in practical ways by offering four windows to look through as a way of understanding people’s needs and how best to respond to meet those needs.

Topics covered will include:

  • The impact of Intellectual impairment
  • How to respond when it’s not clear why people are doing what they’re doing
  • The relationship between the challenges of intellectual impairment and difficulties we can all experience

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About the presenter:

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John Armstrong has been involved in the lives of people with a disability and their families for over 40 years. He has worked as a trainer and consultant across many settings with individuals, families and agencies throughout Australia & New Zealand, affording him a large scope of experience & learning. John has also been a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer as well as having extensive involvement with Citizen Advocacy. John has a particular interest in promoting people’s welfare and reducing the potential for neglect and harm.

Who should attend?

This informative workshop is for parents and family members of people with a disability looking for practical ways to support the people they love and care about to succeed and be understood.

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Getting to the Autism Hub:

The nearest bus and train stations are just a 250-metre walk from our building:Nearest train station: Park Road train station, WoolloongabbaNearest bus station: Boggo Road bus station, Dutton Park.There is also ample on-street and off-street parking.


June 18, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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