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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CRUcial Conversations: Fourth story now live

This episode explores the work of Leanne Burke.  In a career spanning over three decades, she has worked in a range of settings to support people with disability. Guided by the example of her first teacher, her big sister Maria, Leanne is committed to creating the best life for the people she works with. This podcast…

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CRUcial Conversations: Third story now live

Community Resource Unit has a long history of curating stories of meaningful and positive change for people with disabilities and their families . To date this has been via written articles, books, conference presentations and videos. Today we are pleased to announce the launch the next episode our new podcast series: CRUcial Conversations:  Five stories…

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CRUcial Conversations: Second story now live

Community Resource Unit has a long history of curating stories of meaningful and positive change for people with disabilities and their families . To date this has been via written articles, books, conference presentations and videos. Today we are pleased to announce the launch the next episode our new podcast series: CRUcial Conversations:  Five stories…

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CRUcial Conversations: First story now live

Community Resource Unit has a long history of curating stories of meaningful and positive change for people with disabilities and their families . To date this has been via written articles, books, conference presentations and videos. Today we are pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast series: CRUcial Conversations:  Five stories of grassroots…

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Podcast Launched: CRUcial Conversations

Community Resource Unit has a long history of curating stories of meaningful and positive change for people with disabilities and their families . To date this has been via written articles, books, conference presentations and videos. Today we are pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast series: CRUcial Conversations:  Five stories of grassroots…

Finding My Place

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…

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Upcoming Events

CRU Events New events have been added to our calendar for the first half of the year, and registrations are now open. Find out more information about each event by following the links below, or find them on our website at https://cru.org.au/events/ and feel free to pass this information on to anyone who may be…

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Upcoming Events for 2019

Notice of upcoming CRU Events 2019 Planning for the first half of 2019 is underway at CRU, and we have prepared a date claimer with an overview of some of the workshops we will be offering between February and June. A number of the events in February are open for registration now and the others…

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…

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…

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…

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QCIE – Peer Support Network dates for term 3

Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education (QCIE) has announced times for Term 3 for their Brisbane and surrounds Peer Support Network ‘coffee and a chat’ sessions for families interested in finding out more about school inclusion or joining with other families pursuing an inclusive education. QCIE will be starting ‘coffee and a chat’ sessions in Townsville…

Ensuring school inclusion is more than “being there”: Building participation in curriculum & supporting students to belong

Children with disability have a right to be included and welcomed in their local school, and many families choose inclusive education because it provides a strong foundation for lifelong community inclusion. However, genuine inclusion requires more than mere physical presence in a regular classroom. It requires approaches which enable that child to have an authentic…

Getting a Quality Inclusive Education for your Child: Building an Effective Home-School Partnership – Townsville

About the workshop Research clearly shows that inclusive education has strong benefits to students with disability, and access to education in your local school is supported by educational policy and international law. Nevertheless, many families find that pursuing an inclusive education can be challenging. This workshop will help families to be clear about what inclusion…

Attending the Local School – Inclusion that’s Good for Everyone

This workshop will provide the opportunity to learn from an experienced educator and academic about what inclusive education is, and what it is not. It will provide the research evidence about the comparative benefits of inclusive education vs special education. Dr Bob Jackson will also share helpful strategies which allow children with disabilities to be successfully supported within their local school and learn alongside their peers. Bob will give examples of how students with a range of disabilities can access the same curriculum, and participate fully in the life of the school. He will also provide tips for families on advocacy and how to work with the school to strengthen inclusive practices.

CRUcial Conversation: Inclusive Education – Everybody’s Business

About the Workshop: Inclusion is not just the concern or responsibility of parents and teachers of a child with disability.  The ways in which other members of a child’s extended network and members of the community generally value and respond to inclusion in schools will be crucial to how successfully inclusive education is embedded and available to all. Topics…

Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion Palmwoods

Inclusive Education Evening Workshop: “Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion” Wednesday 10 May, Palmwoods  About the workshop Enrolling their child at the local school is something most Australian families take for granted. However, for children who have a disability this may not just happen and getting and maintaining a genuinely inclusive education over the…

Cairns – Making the Most of Change

Making the Most of Change – Understanding & Managing Your Supports Wednesday May 3,  2017 –  Cairns About the Workshop:  As we move to the NDIS, many people with disabilities and their families are thinking about what a good life for a person with a disability looks like and how to best use the opportunities offered…

All Students Learning Together in Inclusive Classrooms: What does inclusive practice look like?

Light meal from 5:30pm Discussion will commence at 6:15pm until 8:30pm This evening discussion is designed to help parents recognise and work towards responsive and inclusive school and classroom practices. Christa will clarify common educational terms underpinning inclusive classroom practices and describe how these practices can enhance the learning and inclusion of ALL students. These terms…

Bringing the Good Life to Life videos

These videos were created for our resource website Bringing the Good Life to Life.  The footage came from CRU events held in Brisbane and Rockhampton and share stories and topics including: The power of planning Focusing on potential The value of real work for real pay How low expectations limit the Good Life Starting small…

Inclusive Education Evening Discussion: Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion

Inclusion in school (and life) does not “just happen”. Some mainstream schools are very welcoming, but getting a genuinely inclusive education and maintaining the inclusive path over the school years requires parents to be skilled and effective advocates. Most parents find school advocacy challenging! It is common to feel unsure of what you can ask for, and what approach to take if you want change. At times, parents can feel like they have little influence over what is happening with their child’s education. Even when lucky and enjoying a “good year”, there is the question of how to stay on track.

This interactive session is designed as a sharing of “lessons in advocacy” drawing on the wisdom and experience of families who have successfully advocated for school inclusion.

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Three upcoming events in Townsville

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting three events in Townsville on Monday 31 October.  These events will be held at the Townsville Sports House, 3–9 Redpath Street, North Ward, Townsville. During the day there will be two events held simultaneously, one for parents interested in inclusive education and one for support workers. That…

QPPD Celebration Dinner

This dinner will commemorate the contribution of Qld Parents for People with a Disability (QPPD), an organisation which made a significant contribution to the lives of people with disability in Queensland and which was formally wound up a year ago.   This dinner will celebrate more than 30 years of family advocacy for justice, rights and inclusive lives…

Leadership Forum: Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Communities

CRU will host a Leadership Forum: Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Communities with Canadian leaders on community inclusion, Dr Bruce Uditsky and Dr Anne Hughson from Inclusion Alberta, providing keynote presentations. The venue will be the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Boulevard Level (Grey St Entry) Registration from 08:00am for a 9:00am start. About the Forum: The…

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QPPD Celebratory Dinner

CRU would also like to seek your assistance in spreading the word regarding a celebratory dinner being held on the evening of Monday 22nd August.  This dinner will commemorate the contribution of Qld Parents for People with a Disability (QPPD), an organisation which made a significant contribution to the lives of people with disability in Queensland and which was formally…

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Upcoming Leadership events

CRU is pleased to announce two upcoming leadership events – one event is specifically for family members and the second event is open to all.   Family Leadership Weekend event:  Moving from Vision to Action Our Family Leadership Weekend at Boonah is a live-in event for families being held at “The Outlook, Boonah” on the weekend of 29-31 July. …

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CRU Conference Full Program is Now Available

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…

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March Conference Update

March Conference Update You are probably now aware of the upcoming CRU Conference ‘Claiming a Positive Future: The power of possibility’ on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May.  We wanted to let you know that we have just released details of some new presenters. Our EARLY BIRD ticket rate is closing soon on 1st April,…

Good Life Films

These video have been made for our website Bringing the Good Life to Life, designed to help people prepare for the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme. Each video shares but a glimpse into these peoples lives as they pursue ordinary lives:  at school, at work, in their own homes, with their friends and family and…

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New Website Launched: Bringing The Good Life to Life

CRU is pleased to announce the launch of a new website we have developed as part of our NDIS Participant Readiness program. Titled ‘Bringing the Good Life to Life’, this website has been created as a resource for people with disability and their supporters, both paid and unpaid. This website can be found at: http://thegoodlife.cru.org.au…

Inclusive Education Evening Discussion

  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.  For children with disability, these dreams depend on finding and maintaining an inclusive school culture and achieving positive relationships between the school and…

Finding My Place: Ipswich

Overview                  This one day forum shares stories by and about people with disabilities who have taken their place in their community. People share their experience of moving into their own homes; having jobs; following their passions and contributing to their community. The forum continues on from recent…

Finding My Place: Toowoomba

Overview                  This one day forum shares stories by and about people with disabilities who have taken their place in their community. People share their experience of moving into their own homes; having jobs; following their passions and contributing to their community. The forum continues on from recent…

Finding My Place: Rockhampton

 Overview                  This one day forum shares stories by and about people with disabilities who have taken their place in their community. People share their experience of moving into their own homes; having jobs; following their passions and contributing to their community. The forum continues on from…

An Evening Discussion Series for Families

** A discussion series for family members ** Why is inclusion so elusive? Monday 8th September: 6:15pm – 8:30pm (light meal from 5:45pm) Do the following examples resonate with you at all? A teacher says they believe in inclusion, but recommends a segregated activity. Or a family member says they’re onside, but never invites your…