CRU Conference Full Program is Now Available
We are delighted to announce that the CRU conference program is now available. If you have not already registered, we would encourage you to REGISTER NOW so you don’t miss out! Ticket Sales Close on Friday 6th May.
Claiming a Positive Future: The Power of Possibility has been designed to inspire and encourage, to stimulate new thinking, and to share helpful examples of what is possible. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM HERE (PDF).
It is designed to gather those who are committed to more positive futures for people with disability in a spirit of goodwill, partnership and a collective determination to claim that future!
There will be hopeful messages to expand our ideas about what is possible, as well as a focus on equipping us with strategies which can help us move beyond the barriers which thwart better lives.
Many of our speakers will be discussing topics of great relevance in the lead up to the NDIS.
- Dr Sam Smith from C-Change (Scotland) and Kate Mc Ginnity (USA) will both share how they have ensured people with significant reputations for being challenging can also experience the good life and are not excluded from self-directed personalised supports
- A variety of inspiring speakers (Emma Gee, Jane Sherwin, Ann Greer, and a collaborative presentation by Lorna Sullivan, Damien Kenny and Tom Hegarty) on respectful support and the role all of us can play to build supportive relationships now and in the future
- There will be powerful stories by individuals and their families about how they defied low-expectations and in many cases restricted lives, and managed to carve out a rich, purposeful life – of study, work, contribution, home and community.
- There are stories of intentional relationship building – with strategies on how friendships in school can be fostered; how to establish a home of one’s own with support from a housemate; and how advocacy can work alongside informal networks to address people’s vulnerability
- There will be a stimulating interactive session on peer leadership by and for people with disability –also open to others wanting to know how to engage people with intellectual disability
- There are plenary sessions and concurrent sessions on leadership and change – in areas of employment, inclusive education, community attitudes, and work in transforming services from traditional to personalised models
- There are sessions full of practical strategies – on supporting new behaviour, on self-direction.
And lots more!
Single or two day registration tickets are available. There is also an (optional) Conference Drinks function on the Friday night and we are delighted to announce that Anne Cross, well-respected leader within disability and community sectors and the 2014 Telstra Business Woman of the Year, will provide a short address on Leadership for the Future at this function.
We have also updated our Conference Documents page. This includes our detailed Frequently Asked Question’s (FAQ’s) on the event. We suggest that you check our website; sign up for our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to ensure you receive the updates.
We hope to see you in May.