Webinar – Communication with School: Building a Foundation for Partnerships

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Webinar 2:  Communication with School – Building a Foundation for Partnerships

Successful partnerships between the student, family and the school are critical for successful inclusion, and the best educational and social outcomes for students with disability.  Currently Queensland students, families and teachers are facing new challenges with learning from home, but effective collaboration remains as important as ever, perhaps more so with less opportunity for informal and face-to-face interaction.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Building blocks for effective partnerships – in both “ordinary” and “extraordinary” times
  • What can parents expect: the DoE Parent and Community Engagement framework
  • Common barriers to partnership – and how to avoid them!
  • Achieving common understandings through effective listening and assertive communication
  • Effective parent advocacy – with specific tips for email and phone advocacy

This webinar will help families maintain a focus on their vision and goals for their son or daughter, no matter what the current educational context.

There will be a focus on families identifying what a quality education and good inclusion looks like for them, and how they can communicate their knowledge of their child and their goals to achieve the best outcomes for their child.

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Event Details

Monday 11th May 2020

LIVE Session – 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Monday 18th May 2020

Recorded Session – 7:30PM – 8:30PM

The content will be the same for both sessions. Each session will involve a presentation on the topic followed by a chance for you to submit questions that will be answered by the CRU team in a Q and A session.

By registering, you will receive a link to access via Zoom.

If you are concerned about the reliability of your internet connection, it will also be possible to phone in.

Accessing the webinar:

Links for this presentation will be available through:  https://cru.org.au/familiesforinclusiveeducation/webinars

Click here to register


Details on the Families for Inclusive Education Project

If you would like to get in touch with us, Community Resource Unit Ltd about this project please call us 0738442211, email us at educationproject@cru.org.au or visit the webpage for the Families for Inclusive Education project for videos, articles, guides and more.


Webinar – Communication with School: Building a Foundation for Partnerships

Click here to register

Webinar 2:  Communication with School – Building a Foundation for Partnerships

Successful partnerships between the student, family and the school are critical for successful inclusion, and the best educational and social outcomes for students with disability.  Currently Queensland students, families and teachers are facing new challenges with learning from home, but effective collaboration remains as important as ever, perhaps more so with less opportunity for informal and face-to-face interaction.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Building blocks for effective partnerships – in both “ordinary” and “extraordinary” times
  • What can parents expect: the DoE Parent and Community Engagement framework
  • Common barriers to partnership – and how to avoid them!
  • Achieving common understandings through effective listening and assertive communication
  • Effective parent advocacy – with specific tips for email and phone advocacy

This webinar will help families maintain a focus on their vision and goals for their son or daughter, no matter what the current educational context.

There will be a focus on families identifying what a quality education and good inclusion looks like for them, and how they can communicate their knowledge of their child and their goals to achieve the best outcomes for their child.

Dowload PDF Flyer

Download Accessible Flyer

Event Details

Monday 11th May 2020

LIVE Session – 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Monday 18th May 2020

Recorded Session – 7:30PM – 8:30PM

The content will be the same for both sessions. Each session will involve a presentation on the topic followed by a chance for you to submit questions that will be answered by the CRU team in a Q and A session.

By registering, you will receive a link to access via Zoom.

If you are concerned about the reliability of your internet connection, it will also be possible to phone in.

Accessing the webinar:

Links for this presentation will be available through:  https://cru.org.au/familiesforinclusiveeducation/webinars

Click here to register


Details on the Families for Inclusive Education Project

If you would like to get in touch with us, Community Resource Unit Ltd about this project please call us 0738442211, email us at educationproject@cru.org.au or visit the webpage for the Families for Inclusive Education project for videos, articles, guides and more.


Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School – Ipswich – Workshop 2 – Full Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School

Workshop 2 of 2 – Ipswich

Please note: Attendance at the Day 1 workshop is not a requirement for attending Day 2.

Thursday 5th March, 2020

9.15 am – 2.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • Using your positive vision to help your child meet their goals in school and in life
  • Building an effective relationship with your school
  • The Department’s Inclusive Education Policy
  • What good school inclusion looks like
  • Communication tips and advocacy skills
  • Overcoming challenges and who can help

Who is CRU?

Community Resource Unit LTD (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on 07 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Thursday 5th March, 2020.
  • Please arrive at 8:45 AM to sign in, for a 9:15 AM start. Concludes at 2:30 PM.
  • Morning tea and lunch is provided.

Venue details:

  • The venue is Club Services Ipswich (CSI).
  • 5 Lowry St, North Ipswich, QLD.
  • You can phone the venue on 07 3812 3366 for more information related to the venue itself.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.
  • Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:

  • Registrations close on Thursday 20th February 2020.

Download Flyer here (PDF)

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Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: http://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School – Chermside – Workshop 2 – Full Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School

Workshop 2 of 2 – Chermside

Please note: Attendance at the Day 1 workshop is not a requirement for attending Day 2.

Friday 28th February, 2020

9.15 am – 2.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • Using your positive vision to help your child meet their goals in school and in life
  • Building an effective relationship with your school
  • The Department’s Inclusive Education Policy
  • What good school inclusion looks like
  • Communication tips and advocacy skills
  • Overcoming challenges and who can help

Who is CRU?

Community Resource Unit LTD (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on 07 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Friday 28th February, 2020.
  • Please arrive at 8:45 AM to sign in, for a 9:15 AM start. Concludes at 2:30 PM.
  • Morning tea and lunch is provided.

Venue details:

  • The venue is Kedron-Wavell Services Club.
  • Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside, QLD.
  • You can phone the venue on 07 3359 9122 for more information related to the venue itself.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.
  • Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:

  • Registrations close on Friday 14th February 2019.

Download Flyer here (PDF)

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Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: http://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Richlands – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

RICHLANDS (Brisbane West)

Thursday 27th February, 2020

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Thursday 27th February, 2020.
  • Please arrive at 9 am to sign in, for a 9.30 am start. Concludes at 12.30 pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details

  • The venue is The Lions – Richlands
  • 133 Pine Rd, Richlands, Qld.
  • You can phone the venue on 07 3271 3636 for more information related to the venue itself.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning tea will be provided

RSVP:

  • Registrations close on Thursday 13th February 2020.

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Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: http://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – LOGAN – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

LOGAN

Thursday 7th November, 2019

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Thursday 7th November, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9 am to sign in, for a 9.30 am start. Concludes at 12.30 pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details

  • The venue is Logan Diggers Club
  • 42/48 Blackwood Rd, Logan Central, Qld.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning tea will be provided

Download Flyer here (PDF)

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Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School – Sunshine Coast – Workshop 2 – Full Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School

Workshop 2 of 2 – Sunshine Coast (Bokarina)

Please note: Attendance at the Day 1 workshop is not a requirement for attending Day 2.

Thursday 7th November, 2019

9.15 am – 2.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • Using your positive vision to help your child meet their goals in school and in life
  • Building an effective relationship with your school
  • The Department’s Inclusive Education Policy
  • What good school inclusion looks like
  • Communication tips and advocacy skills
  • Overcoming challenges and who can help

Who is CRU?

Community Resource Unit LTD (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on 07 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Thursday 7th November, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 8:45 AM to sign in, for a 9:15 AM start. Concludes at 2:30 PM.
  • Morning tea and lunch is provided.

Venue details:

  • The venue is Venue 114.
  • 114 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina, QLD.
  • You can phone the venue on 07 5413 1400 for more information related to the venue itself.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.
  • Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:

  • Registrations close on Wednesday 30th October 2019.

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Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School – Mount Gravatt – Workshop 2 – Full Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School

Workshop 2 of 2 – Mount Gravatt (Brisbane South)

Please note: Attendance at the Day 1 workshop is not a requirement for attending Day 2.

Friday 1st November, 2019

9.15 am – 2.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • Using your positive vision to help your child meet their goals in school and in life
  • Building an effective relationship with your school
  • The Department’s Inclusive Education Policy
  • What good school inclusion looks like
  • Communication tips and advocacy skills
  • Overcoming challenges and who can help

Who is CRU?

Community Resource Unit LTD (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on 07 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Friday 1st November, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 8:45 AM to sign in, for a 9:15 AM start. Concludes at 2:30 PM.
  • Morning tea and lunch is provided.

Venue details:

  • The venue is Southern Cross Sports Club.
  • 51 Klumpp Rd, Mount Gravatt, QLD.
  • You can phone the venue on 07 3849 3366 for more information related to the venue itself.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.
  • Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:

  • Registrations close on Thursday 24th October 2019.

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Gold Coast – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

GOLD COAST

Thursday 31st October, 2019

9.30am – 12.30pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Thursday 31st October, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9am to sign in, for a 9.30am start. Concludes at 12.30pm.
  • Morning tea is provided.

Venue details

  • The venue is Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, (corner San Antonio Court), Robina

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning tea will be provided

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Virginia (Brisbane North) – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Virginia (Brisbane North)

Friday 25th October, 2019

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Friday 25th October, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9 am to sign in, for a 9.30 am start. Concludes at 12.30 pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details

  • The venue is Virginia International.
  • 21 Zillmere Rd, Boondall, Qld.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning tea will be provided

Download Flyer here (PDF)

Download Accessible Flyer here (word)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Rockhampton – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

 

Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

ROCKHAMPTON

Thursday 24th October, 2019

9.30am – 12.30pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Thursday 24th October, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9am to sign in, for a 9.30am start. Concludes at 12.30pm.
  • Morning tea is provided.

Venue details

  • The venue is Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton Street, North Rockhampton.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning tea will be provided

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Toowoomba – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Toowoomba

Wednesday 16th October, 2019

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Wednesday 16th October, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9 am to sign in, for a 9.30 am start. Concludes at 12.30 pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details

  • The venue is The City Golf Club.
  • 254  South St , Toowoomba, Qld.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning tea will be provided

Download Flyer here (PDF)

Download Accessible Flyer here (word)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Cleveland – Day 1 of 2

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Cleveland

Thursday 12th September, 2019

9.30am – 12.30pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.
For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Thursday 12th September 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9am to sign in, for a 9.30am start. Concludes at 12.30pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue detail:

The venue is Redlands RSL, 8 Passage St, Cleveland.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning Tea will be provided

Download flyer here (PDF)

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School – Roma – Workshop 2 – Full Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School

Workshop 2 of 2 – Roma

Please note: Attendance at the Day 1 workshop is not a requirement for attending Day 2.

Wednesday 28th August, 2019

9.15 AM – 2.30 PM

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • Using your positive vision to help your child meet their goals in school and in life
  • Building an effective relationship with your school
  • The Department’s Inclusive Education Policy
  • What good school inclusion looks like
  • Communication tips and advocacy skills
  • Overcoming challenges and who can help

Who is CRU?

Community Resource Unit LTD (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on 07 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Wednesday 28th August, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 8:45 AM to sign in, for a 9:15 AM start. Concludes at 2:30 PM.
  • Morning tea and lunch is provided.

Venue details:

  • The venue is The Community Hub, Roma.
  • 57 Bungil Street, Roma, Qld.
  • You can phone the venue on 1300 007 662 for more information related to the venue itself.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.
  • Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:

  • Registrations close on Friday 16th August 2019.

 

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Cairns – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Cairns

Tuesday 27th August, 2019

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

 

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

 

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

 

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Tuesday 27th August, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9 am to sign in, for a 9.30 am start. Concludes at 12.30 pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details

  • The venue is Seville Mercy Conference Centre
  • 35 Bauhinia Avenue, Earlville, Cairns, QLD.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning Tea will be provided

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Roma – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Roma

Tuesday 27th August, 2019

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

 

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

 

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

 

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Tuesday 27th August, 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9 am to sign in, for a 9.30 am start. Concludes at 12.30 pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details

  • The venue is The Community Hub
  • 57 Bungil Street, Roma, Qld.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning tea will be provided

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School – Mackay – Workshop 2 – Full Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School

Workshop 2 of 2 – Mackay

Please note: Attendance at the Day 1 workshop is not a requirement for attending Day 2

Friday 23rd August, 2019

9.15 AM – 2.30 PM

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • Using your positive vision to help your child meet their goals in school and in life
  • Building an effective relationship with your school
  • The Department’s Inclusive Education Policy
  • What good school inclusion looks like
  • Communication tips and advocacy skills
  • Overcoming challenges and who can help

Who is CRU?

Community Resource Unit LTD (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on 07 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Friday 23rd August 2019.
  • Please arrive at 8.45AM to sign in, for a 9.15 AM start. Concludes at 2.30 PM.
  • Morning tea and lunch is provided.

Venue details:

  • The venue is Mackay Women’s Centre, 418A Shakespeare Street, West Mackay.
  • You can phone the venue on 07 4953 1788 for more information related to the venue itself.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.
  • Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:

  • Registrations close on Thursday 15th August 2019.

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit LTD:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Mackay – Workshop 1 – Half Day Event

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Mackay

Thursday 22nd August, 2019

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9am to sign in, for a 9.30am start. Concludes at 12.30pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details

  • The venue is Mackay Women’s Centre, 418A Shakespeare Street, West Mackay

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning Tea will be provided

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Preparing for Your NDIS Review – Record, Reflect, Plan – Brisbane

About the Workshop:This is a new series of two practical, hands-on half-day workshops. It is designed for people with disability and their families with an NDIS plan to turn their NDIS goals into reality.

This second workshop is for people who want to be prepared for their annual NDIS review, and get clear about the goals they would like to see into the future.

WORKSHOP 2: Preparing for Your NDIS Review – Record, Reflect, Plan 

Tuesday 20th August, 9:30am – 12:30pm

This workshop provides tools to prepare and plan for your upcoming NDIS annual review. You will have the chance to evaluate your current supports and think about the life you want and the goals and aspirations that are important to you into the future.

WORKSHOP 1: Implementing Your NDIS Plan – From Goals to Action 

The first workshop in the series assists people to put their NDIS plan into action and think creatively about how best to use their supports – please see seperate event booking page if you wish to book for this first workshop https://implementingyourndisplan.eventbrite.com.au .

Come along to one or both workshops to connect with and learn from other people with disability and their family members.

Download Event Flyers:

Download Flyer (pdf)
Download Accessible Flyer (Word)

Who Should Attend?

This workshop will be of interest to people with disabilities, and their families with an NDIS Plan.

Using Your NDIS Funding at CRU:

For people who are self-managing or using a plan manager, it is possible to use NDIS funding at CRU. To help you work out if this event is a reasonable and necessary support that will help you (or your family member) achieve your goals, see the Learning Objectives below. For more information about using NDIS funding at CRU, see our website. As CRU is not a registered NDIS service provider at this stage, people who are Agency managed cannot use NDIS funding to pay fees for CRU events.

Learning Objectives for Workshop 2:

People with a disability, family and friends will:

  • Better understand what a plan review will involve and how to get prepared
  • Reflect and Analyse on the past year (timeframe varied) in regards to what has worked well and what could be improved
  • Evaluate NDIS goals and to help attendees think more creatively about the ways in which NDIS supports can be used to achieve specific goals
  • Utilise a range of self-evaluative tools in order to work out what else might be needed for future planning
  • Connect with and hear from other people with disability and their families on some practical ideas and strategies they have used to successfully prepare for their review
  • Get linked in with information and related resources to further build capacity to fully expand their NDIS plan
  • Explore ways of sustaining efforts and bringing others in so the person with disability can continue to have a good life

Cancellation Policy:

To view CRU’s cancellation policy, visit: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation 

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

CRU has a 30 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at  cru@cru.org.au


HOW TO FIND THE VENUE:
CRU office is the building is on the corner of Peel and Merivale Streets (enter via Merivale Street).
It’s the building with the big red stripe down the side (opposite St Mary’s Catholic Church on Peel Street). You enter the building at the Commecial entry to the building (to the right of the hairdresser)

GETTING HERE:

Bus: the closest bus way is the Cultural Centre busway Station on Melbourne Street. Turn right into Grey Street and then along to take a left onto Peel Street. Walk up Peel and our building is on the corner of Peel and Merivale.

City Cat: the closest City Cat terminal is the Southbank City Cat Terminal. It is approximately 1.2km walk to CRU.

Train: the closest train station is South Brisbane on Grey Street, opposite QPAC. It is about 600m to CRU

Car: Merivale Street is one way – you will need to enter Merivale from Montague Road to drop off passengers at the door. Limited accessible parking may be available on site – contact CRU to enquire on availability.

Please note: If arriving after 5.40pm please phone CRU 3844 2211 to gain access to building and to use the lifts.
Turn right when you exit the lift to the CRU office.

Parking:
Please note there are two Brisbane City Council Car parks close to CRU. Merivale Street and Cnr of Cordelia and Montague.

Spaces in these car parks and on street parking in the area are 4hour limited metered parking and are heavily patrolled. Cars will need to be moved after 4 hrs to avoid a fine. Please do not park in these for FULL day events.
Surrounding streets: Manning and Boundary have a very limited number of 9hr metered parking.

Clearways are in effect daily (am and pm), so check street signage for restrictions. Local streets are all 2hr parking unless stated otherwise

Paid parking is also available at GOMA, Art Gallery, Convention Centre & Secure Parking SW1, all are in walking distance. Some online parking deals for early bird or discount rates are available – check websites.


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Sunshine Coast – Day 1 of 2

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Sunshine Coast – Bokarina

Thursday 8th August, 2019

9.30am – 12.30pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.
For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Thursday 8th August 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9am to sign in, for a 9.30am start. Concludes at 12.30pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue detail:

The venue is Venue 114 Bokarina (formerly Kawana Community Centre), 114 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast.

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning Tea will be provided

Download flyer here (PDF)

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

 

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Townsville – Day 1 of 2

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Townsville

Friday 2nd August, 2019

9.30 am – 12.30pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Friday 2nd August 2019
  • Please arrive at 9am to sign in, for a 9.30am start. Concludes at 12.30pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details:

  • The venue is Sports House, 3-9 Redpath Street, North Ward, Townsville

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning Tea will be provided

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Brisbane South – Day 1 of 2

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Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success

Upper Mount Gravatt

Tuesday 30th July, 2019

9.30 am – 12.30pm

About the Workshop:

Come along to a free introductory workshop for parents of students with disability in state schools to learn about:

  • What an inclusive education looks like
  • How to develop a positive vision to set goals for school and school life
  • Inclusive Education Policies and other supports that help make inclusion possible
  • Communication tips and how to work with your school

Who is CRU?

The Community Resource Unit Ltd (CRU) has a 30 year track record of working throughout Queensland to promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Assistance to Attend:

There is a small amount of funding available to assist families who need to travel to attend workshops or who require other support. If you require any assistance to attend or participate in this event, please contact CRU to apply for this assistance.

For more information call CRU on (07) 3844 2211 or email: cru@cru.org.au

Event and Venue Details

Date and Time:

  • Tuesday 30th July 2019.
  • Please arrive at 9am to sign in, for a 9.30am start. Concludes at 12.30pm.
  • Morning tea is provided

Venue details:

  • The venue is Southern Cross Sports Club, 51 Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

Cost:

  • Attendance is free, but bookings are essential
  • Morning Tea will be provided

Download PDF flyer here

Download accessible flyer here (word doc)

Cancellations:

CRU’s cancellation policy is on our website. Please use the following link: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation

These workshops are delivered by CRU to assist families of students with disability to be clear, informed, confident and connected so they can work as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education.

Contact Community Resource Unit Ltd.:


Finding My Place

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Overview

A one day forum for sharing stories by and about people with disabilities who have taken their place in their community.

People will share their experience of school life; moving into their own homes; having jobs; following their passions and contributing to their community.

The presenters who live with disability and the people who support them will share their thinking and the down to earth strategies they have used to get started and keep going.

It’s never too early or too late to start planning for a good life. This is a rare opportunity to hear from and ask questions of people who didn’t listen to everything they were told they couldn’t do.

Download Event Flyers:

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Presenters have been announced!

Marlena Katene (Gold Coast, QLD)

Marlena lives on the Gold Coast and is a young leader who inspires others by living a fast-paced life as a journalist, business owner, world traveller, author and presenter. As well as running a successful jumping castle business, “Burleigh Bouncers”, Marlena has built up an extensive portfolio of interviews with a particular focus on musicians and entertainers (The AAC Journalist). A passionate disability advocate, she has travelled extensively throughout the world and Australia to promote an inclusive and positive life for all people with a disability, regardless of limitations presented by impairment.

  

Rodney Mills (Brisbane, QLD)

For many years, Rodney was put in the ‘too hard basket’, by services, when exhibiting ‘challenging behaviours’ on an almost daily basis. His family was exhausted and there was little hope for his future. Today, Rodney lives in his own home, is a teacher and a trainer, has worked for 10 years in a paid job at the organisation that used to support him, and is now running his own business presenting to the community. Rodney is passionate about people with disability having a voice and leading meaningful and inclusive lives in the community. His journey has taken him around Australia and the world, including the United States and Canada. Rodney loves to travel and is driven to share his experiences, connecting with and inspiring others to achieve their dreams regardless of labels or abilities.

 

Sean Fisher & Lisa Bridle (Brisbane, QLD)

Sean attended his neighbourhood primary school in Brisbane and graduated 5 years ago from a large Catholic boys school. Since then, he has been a valued member of the Operations Team at Multicultural Development Australia (MDA) and for the past 2 years has also worked part-time at the Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre.

 

Lisa Bridle grew up in Dalby and is a social worker with a background in community development. Lisa is mother of 3. Since Sean was born, she has been developing her own skills as an advocate through supporting Sean’s school inclusion and as an active member of family advocacy organisations. Lisa has been the Senior Consultant in Leadership Development at Community Resource Unit since 2010.

Her work in family leadership development assists families to have a positive vision of an inclusive life and developing the skills they need to pursue that vision both as an individual family and as part of collective efforts for change. If you would like more information, please contact Lisa using the details on the front of this flyer.

Who Should Attend?

This will be of interest to people with disabilities, their parents, families and friends as well as people who support people with disability in paid roles.

Using Your NDIS Funding at CRU:

For people who are self-managing or using a plan manager, it is possible to use NDIS funding at CRU. To help you work out if this event is a reasonable and necessary support that will help you (or your family member) achieve your goals, see the Learning Objectives below. For more information about using NDIS funding at CRU, see our website. As CRU is not a registered NDIS service provider at this stage, people who are Agency managed cannot use NDIS funding to pay fees for CRU events.

Participants in this event will:

  • Gain knowledge and ideas from presenters with disability about how to build a life included and embedded in community.
  • Learn practical strategies successfully used by individuals and their families to achieve their goals around employment, contribution, relationships and independence. 
  • Gain knowledge and ideas of setting up and sustaining tailored, individualised support for a person with a disability.
  • Understand how a vision of a good life can set the direction and drive goals and effort with the person.
  • Be challenged to have high expectations when setting goals and making plans to achieve them. 
  • Understand the importance of intentionality and proactivity in creating a plan for the future.

 

Cancellation Policy:

To view CRU’s cancellation policy, visit: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation 

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

CRU has a 30 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at  cru@cru.org.au


 

 


CRUcial Conversation: A Brief History of Disability – why inclusion is elusive

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CRUcial Conversation: A Brief History of Disability – why inclusion is elusive

About the topic:

 Why are our efforts for inclusion so often met with resistance? Where do these ‘roadblocks’ come from? Are they actual or attitudinal?

Dr Bob Jackson will help us take a look at the history of the treatment of people with disability. He believes that many of the attitudes holding people back today are deeply and often unconsciously embedded in our collective psyche from the past.

Understanding our history and its cycle of rejection better equips us to understand what is required for people to be included in their communities today.

The material covered will be confronting but the information will help to make sense of what is happening and how to respond.


“Throughout history, people with physical and mental disabilities have been… and still continue to be segregated, institutionalised, tortured in the name of behaviour management, abused, raped, euthanized, and murdered. 

Now, for the first time, people with disabilities are taking their rightful place as fully contributing citizens.”

 Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift, A Credo of Support


 

About the Presenter:

photo of Dr bob JacksonDr Bob Jackson is the managing Director of Include (WA) and has been working in the field of human services and education since the 1970s. Previously, he has been Director of a Research Centre on Disability and was an Associate Professor of Special Education at Edith Cowan University.

In recent years Dr Jackson has focussed on consulting to government, private and public education systems, agencies and families.  Bob regularly presents workshops for families and educators across Australia.

 

 “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” 

Pearl Buck

Flyers for the event:

Download Flyer (pdf) 

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Who Should Attend:

This event is for anyone interested in understanding how the history of the treatment of people with disability continues to influence and impact attitudes in the community.

Learning Objectives:

Using Your NDIS Funding at CRU

For people who are self-managing or using a plan manager, it is possible to use NDIS funding at CRU. To help you work out if this event is a reasonable and necessary support that will help you (or your family member) achieve your goals, see the Learning Objectives below. For more information about using NDIS funding at CRU, see our website. As CRU is not a registered NDIS service provider at this stage, people who are Agency managed cannot use NDIS funding to pay fees for CRU events.

Participants in this event will:
• Understand how people with disability have been kept at the margins for thousands of years and therefore why change may be slow and difficult, needing high awareness.
• Reflect on the rejection and stereotypes that are deeply embedded in us all, often unconsciously.
• Recognise the key changes, movements and developments in the understanding and treatment of people with disabilities through history.

Cancellation Policy:

To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

CRU has a 30 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at  cru@cru.org.au


FAQs:

How to find the event venue: CRU Office 43 Peel Street, South Brisbane

CRU office is the building is on the corner of Peel and Merivale Streets (enter via Merivale Street). It’s the building with the big red stripe down the side (opposite St Mary’s Catholic Church on Peel Street). You enter the building at the Commecial entry to the building (to the right of the hairdresser)

After 5.30pm building access is by swipe card only.

When you arrive, please call the CRU office number  3844 2211 and someone will come down and let you in.

Getting here:

Parking:

Please note there are two Brisbane City Council Car parks close to CRU. Merivale Street and Cnr of Cordelia and Montague.

Spaces in these car parks and on street parking in the area are 4hour limited metered parking and are heavily patrolled. Please ensure you take note of paid parking times.

Clearways are in effect after 4pm so check street signage for restrictions. Local streets are all 2hr parking unless stated otherwise

Paid parking is also available at GOMA, Art Gallery, Convention Centre & Secure Parking SW1, all are in walking distance. Some online parking deals for early bird or discount rates are available – check websites.

A limited amount of accesible parking is availbale on site – Contact CRU if you require accessible parking.

Bus: the closest bus way is the Cultural Centre busway Station on Melbourne Street. Turn right into Grey Street and then along to take a left onto Peel Street. Walk up Peel and our building is on the corner of Peel and Merivale.

City Cat: the closest City Cat terminal is the Southbank City Cat Terminal. It is approximately 1.2km walk to CRU.

Train: the closest train station is South Brisbane on Grey Street, opposite QPAC. It is about 600m to CRU

Car: Merivale Street is one way – you will need to enter Merivale from Montague Road to drop off passengers at the door. Limited accessible parking may be available on site – contact CRU to enquire on availability.


Attending the local school- Inclusion that’s good for everyone MACKAY

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CRU is running this workshop in Partnership with All Abilities Mackay

About the Workshop:

For children with disability, being included in your local school can provide a strong foundation for an inclusive life. Despite solid research evidence about the benefits of inclusive education for students with and without disability, there is confusion about what good inclusive education looks like in practice.

About the Topic:

This workshop will provide the opportunity to learn from an experienced educator and academic about key features of inclusive education, based on research evidence, law and current policy.

Topics Covered will include:

  • Building a vision for inclusion
  • Including all learners in the same curriculum
  • Fostering classroom and playground relationships to build belonging
  • Whole class inclusive strategies and planning individualised supports
  • Understanding “behaviour”
  • Home-school partnerships and problem-solving

About the Presenter:
Dr Bob Jackson is the Managing Director of Include (WA) and has been working in the field of human services and education since the 1970s.Bob has had a wide experience as a Direct Care worker, Psychologist, Manager of Disability Services, Researcher, Director of a Research Centre on Disability, Associate Professor of Education and consultant to government, private and public education systems, agencies and families.
Bob regularly presents workshops for families and educators across Australia and is a nationally recognised leader in Inclusive Education.

Who Should Attend?

This is event is for families, teachers, professionals working with children and families, childcare workers and educational support staff.


Using Your NDIS Funding at CRU

Learning Objectives:

For people who are self-managing or using a plan manager, it is possible to use NDIS funding at CRU. To help you work out if this event is a reasonable and necessary support that will help you (or your family member) achieve your goals, see the Learning Objectives below. For more information about using NDIS funding at CRU, see our website. As CRU is not a registered NDIS service provider at this stage, people who are Agency managed cannot use NDIS funding to pay fees for CRU events.

Participants in this event will:

  • Understand the research supporting the inclusion of students with disability at the local school, its benefits to students with and without disability, and what good inclusive education looks like in practice.
  • Examine the impact of attending the local school on relationships and future life.
  • Develop strategies, skills and knowledge to assist in:
    • Preparation for beginning school and transitions;
    • Fostering classroom and playground relationships to build belonging;
    • Whole class inclusive strategies and planning individualised supports.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy, visit: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation 

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

CRU has a 30 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at  cru@cru.org.au


Inclusive Education: Making a Good Start – Planning and Partnerships to Support your Child’s Inclusion

There are 2 sessions to choose from to attend this event.

Please choose one session – daytime or evening, when booking tickets

About the workshop:

Every parent wants their child’s school years to be happy and successful – for school to be a place where their child learns, has friends, participates and belongs.

As the 2019 school year starts, it is timely for parents to consider what they can do to develop an effective partnership with their child’s school and plan for a successful year at school.

The presentation will include a mix of family stories and practical tips, and direct families to valuable resources. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion.

Topics covered:

  • Developing and sharing your family vision
  • Tips for setting up the school year well
  • Knowing what to ask for – understanding key elements of an inclusive classroom and school
  • Understanding key policies, frameworks and school processes.
  • The role of parents in building and maintaining an inclusive school culture
  • Tips for building effective partnerships with the school

 

About the Presenters:

Lisa Bridle works at CRU as Senior Consultant in Leadership Development. She will be joined by some experienced parents from the Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education who will contribute stories and tips from their own experience of supporting their child’s inclusive education.

photograph of Lisa Bridle with members of the QCIE
Lisa Bridle with members of the QCIE

Who should attend?

These discussion sessions (choose a morning or evening timeslot) are open to all parents seeking an inclusive education for their child. There will be tips and examples relevant to early school years, upper primary and high school.

Families not yet in school but wanting to learn about inclusive education are very welcome.

 

Details:

Participants can register for either event – day or evening, however bookings are essential.

 

Session 1 will be held at The Autism Hub and Reading Centre, 141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba. 9.30am – 12noon

OR

Session 2 will be held at the CRU Office, Level 2, 43 Peel Street South Brisbane 6.15-8.45pm

 

Ticket price is $20, however some reduced fees may be available. Contact CRU for more information.

 

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USING YOUR NDIS FUNDING AT CRU

For self-managing and plan-managed NDIS participants, please contact CRU if you would like more information on how this discussion could help your child achieve their goals.

 

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

CRU has a 30 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at cru@cru.org.au


Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Brisbane

 

About the Workshop: 

The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams.

What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters about supporting people well.
This full day workshop will be an opportunity for support workers to critically reflect upon the essential purpose of their role, the values that drive “support”, and the sorts of relationships which are core to supporting someone well, particularly in relation to valued roles and community belonging.

 


“Support requires a certain humility on the part of staff, letting go of control, a willingness to follow rather than lead” Susan Stanfield


 

Topics Covered will include:

• A good life

• Your role in a person’s life

• Getting to know the person in order to assist them well

• Supporting belonging, contribution and relationships

• What gets in the way of good support?

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About the presenter:

Presenter Suellen WelchSuellen Welch works with CRU as a consultant. Her work focuses on promoting, strengthening and defending person centred and directed responses.

Suellen has previously worked for several small community based organisations in Brisbane in team leader and key worker roles.

She has experience working as a support worker, supervising support workers, as well as engaging support workers to work with her son.

 

 

 

Who Should Attend?

This training is for support workers who are directly assisting an individual with disability to live a good life in community. People self-directing and employing their own workers may want to recommend this training to their support workers.

Using Your NDIS Funding at CRU:

For people who are self-managing or using a plan manager, it is possible to use NDIS funding at CRU. To help you work out if this event is a reasonable and necessary support that will help you (or your family member) achieve your goals, there are Learning Objectives below. For more information about using NDIS funding at CRU, see our website. As CRU is not a registered NDIS service provider at this stage, people who are Agency managed cannot use NDIS funding to pay fees for CRU events.

For NDIS participants who are directly employing your own staff, you can use any savings in your funding to help you manage direct employment arrangements, including providing training to staff. Like all supports funded through an NDIS plan, training for support workers should contribute to the participant achieving their goals.

 

Learning Outcome

Identify the elements of a good life and reflect on assumptions about people with disabilities’ right to and the possibility of a good life.

Potential links to participant goals*

Strengthens focus on goals of participant;
Encourages critical reflection on practices that may undermine the achievement of a participant’s goals.

 

Learning Outcome

Begin to develop a framework for thinking about the role of a support worker in their own particular contexts.

Potential links to participant goals*

Contextualises learning to the goals, aspirations and support needs of the participant they are supporting.

 

Learning Outcome

Understand Valued Social Roles and how the concept can be used to support people to have access to the good things of life.

Potential links to participant goals*

Enhances ability to work to support greater & more meaningful social and economic participation;

 

Learning Outcome

Understand the importance of friendships and relationships and analyse what can get in the way of relationships for people with disability.

Potential links to participant goals*

Enhances ability to work to support new friendships & relationships and to deepen existing relationships;
Enhances ability to work to support greater & more meaningful social participation;
Enhances ability to work to support development of informal supports.

 

Learning Outcome

Identify factors and strategies that make belonging in community more likely.

Potential links to participant goals*

Enhances ability to work to support greater & more meaningful social and economic participation;
Enhances ability to work to support development of informal supports.
Strategies for supporting greater independence.

 

* every person has unique goals and aspirations. This information is provided to assist NDIS participants and their supporters determine whether the learning outcomes relate to the participant’s goals.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy, visit: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation


Getting to the Heart of What Matters – The Role of a Support Worker – Brisbane

About the Workshop: 

The role of a support worker is complex and multi-faceted. Paid staff can make a significant contribution to a person’s life – enabling the person to live a rich life and pursue their own unique goals and dreams.

What lies at the heart of the role is, however, frequently invisible. When we fall into the habit of talking about “hours”, and tasks, routines and schedules, it’s easy to be distracted from what really matters about supporting people well.
This full day workshop will be an opportunity for support workers to critically reflect upon the essential purpose of their role, the values that drive “support”, and the sorts of relationships which are core to supporting someone well, particularly in relation to valued roles and community belonging.

Topics Covered will include:

• A good life

• Your role in a person’s life

• Getting to know the person in order to assist them well

• Supporting belonging, contribution and relationships

• What gets in the way of good support?

Download Flyer (pdf)
Download Accessible Flyer (Word)

About the presenter:

Suellen Welch works with CRU as a consultant. Her work focuses on promoting, strengthening and defending person centred and directed responses. Suellen has previously worked for several small community based organisations in Brisbane in team leader and key worker roles.
She has experience working as a support worker, supervising support workers, as well as engaging support workers to work with her son.

Who Should Attend?

This training is for support workers who are directly assisting an individual with disability to live a good life in community. People self-directing and employing their own workers may want to recommend this training to their support workers.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy, visit: https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation


Seven Steps to Self-Direction – Rockhampton

Building right relationships between people with disability, families, committed friends and support workers

 

 

About the Workshop:

How have other people made self-management work?

This one-day workshop explores a practical, values-based framework of self-direction, and how to develop supports that work respectfully and constructively together.

The seven steps provide a simple, helpful guide that can be worked through, or started at any step. This workshop draws on the resource developed by Griffith University (Dr Margaret Ward) as part of the NDS Innovative Workforce Fund Project.

Self-direction has been found to give greater choice and control, and more effective and flexible use of available formal and freely-given support. Good support requires the right people to provide the right level of support at the right time.

There are some preconditions that make good support in self-directed arrangements more likely to happen. This seven step approach takes participants from starting with the person through to problem solving and checking for resilience.

Quote from Henry Ford: Coming Together is a Beginning;Keeping together is progress; working together is success

Download Flyer here (PDF)
Download Accessible Flyer here  (Word)

About the presenter:

Photo of Sharon BourkeSharon Bourke currently works as a Professional Development Consultant and has presented many Participant Readiness sessions for CRU over the past three years. She has worked in various roles, including managing individualised support agencies, advocacy, workshop facilitation and planning.

In partnership with her youngest son Dan, Sharon has chosen to self-direct funds that support him.

 

 

 

Who should attend?

This workshop is for people with disability, their families, supporters and workers who are involved in a self-directed arrangement who want it to work as well as possible, and for people interested in moving to a person-centred, self-directed arrangement. It works best if the person comes with their family and supporters.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link


Inclusive Education: Rethinking Ability and Opportunity

About the workshop
This is a rare opportunity to hear from people with disability who have first-hand experience of being educated under different models of education.
In this workshop, Norm Kunc and Emma Van der Klift will reflect on their student experiences, both the challenges and successes.
They will also draw on educator experiences and research to challenge us to rethink ideas of “doing inclusion” so schools can intentionally build and maintain a sense of belonging for all students and adults in the school.
They argue that an ongoing confusion between ability and opportunity holds back progress in inclusive education.
Topics covered will include:

  • Belonging as an inherent need of all people
  • Collaborative planning
  • Effective classroom and school based supports
  • Better ideas for supporting students who need support around behaviour

Download the pdf flyer here
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Presenters:
Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift from Vancouver, Canada are well-known speakers and advocates within the disability rights community. On their first visit to Brisbane these modern day storytellers will use humour and narrative to initiate self-reflection and social change.
Norman and Emma travel throughout North America and internationally providing training in the areas of inclusive education, employment equity, behaviour support, and other disability rights issues. They have also developed ‘Conversations that Matter,’ an online values training platform featuring the leading voices in community living and disability rights.

Who should attend?
This workshop is for parents of school aged children and teachers, principals and other educators interested in successful inclusion in regular classrooms.

CRU has some capacity to reduce registration fees and assist with other costs, particularly for people with disability & family members not sponsored by an organisation. Contact CRU for more information.

To view CRU’s Cancellation Policy please visit the CRU website: cru@cru.org.au


Seven Steps to Self-Direction – Ipswich

Building right relationships between people with disability, families, committed friends and support workers

 

 

About the Workshop:

How have other people made self-management work?

This one-day workshop explores a practical, values-based framework of self-direction, and how to develop supports that work respectfully and constructively together.

The seven steps provide a simple, helpful guide that can be worked through, or started at any step. This workshop draws on the resource developed by Griffith University (Dr Margaret Ward) as part of the NDS Innovative Workforce Fund Project.

Self-direction has been found to give greater choice and control, and more effective and flexible use of available formal and freely-given support. Good support requires the right people to provide the right level of support at the right time.

There are some preconditions that make good support in self-directed arrangements more likely to happen. This seven step approach takes participants from starting with the person through to problem solving and checking for resilience.

Quote from Henry Ford: Coming Together is a Beginning;Keeping together is progress; working together is success

Download Flyer here (PDF)
Download Accessible Flyer here  (Word)

About the presenters:

Photo of Sharon BourkeSharon Bourke currently works as a Professional Development Consultant and has presented many Participant Readiness sessions for CRU over the past three years. She has worked in various roles, including managing individualised support agencies, advocacy, workshop facilitation and planning.

In partnership with her youngest son Dan, Sharon has chosen to self-direct funds that support him.

 

 

Margaret Ward, emeritus professor, is a prominent advocate for families of people with disabilities.

Margaret raised her daughter Mena, who had multiple disabilities, to believe she could have a life like her brother and sister. In Mena’s short life, she showed others what was possible with a strong and positive vision of a good life.

 

 

 

 

Who should attend?

This workshop is for people with disability, their families, supporters and workers who are involved in a self-directed arrangement who want it to work as well as possible, and for people interested in moving to a person-centred, self-directed arrangement. It works best if the person comes with their family and supporters.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link