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…

Seven Steps to Self-Direction – Brisbane

    About the Workshop: What are the fundamental of a self-directed arrangement that helps you live the life you want? This workshop breaks down a values-based framework for sustainable 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,…

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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 Inclusive Education events

Notice of upcoming CRU Events 2019 Open events Making a Good Start: Planning and Partnerships to Support Your Child’s Inclusion (daytime and evening sessions) February 27th – Daytime   Woolloongabba, Autism Hub and Reading Centre Registrations open now February 27th – Evening   South Brisbane, CRU Office Registrations open now Every parent wants their child’s school years to 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…

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…

CRUcial Conversation: Virtues, Values and Better Lives

  CRU often talks about values that guide our thoughts and behaviour; virtues are similar but are the things that are universally valued by all. Virtues are ‘strengths of character’ we all possess that add to the uniqueness of who we are. We use many virtues in our everyday such as, trust, honesty, integrity, and…

Brisbane – Real Stories of the NDIS – New Opportunities For a Good Life

Community Resource Unit Ltd. is hosting a one day forum in Brisbane that showcases stories by and about people with disability and their families who are using the NDIS. Presenters from Queensland and other states will share their experience of using the scheme. Presenters will talk about their experience of creating a vision and planning for a good life, preparing for a planning conversation with the NDIS, transitioning from school, self-management and using a plan manager and living in a home of their own.

Evening Discussion for Brothers and Sisters: What will the NDIS mean for me and my family?

This conversation evening will be a chance for brothers and sisters to discuss what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is likely to mean for their family member. The NDIS is gradually rolling out across Queensland and is a major change for how services are provided. It brings the opportunity for people with disability and those closest to them to have a greater say over their support arrangements. In navigating this new system families will do best when they are well-informed and prepared for these changes. This session will provide a brief update on the NDIS so far and Queensland based brothers and sisters whose family members are already in the scheme will share their experiences and reflections as a basis for discussion.

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – 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…

Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives Brisbane

Presented by Jane Sherwin Thursday 15 June    Brisbane About the Workshop: The relationships between people with disabilities and their families, and the services that have supported them need to be re-thought by all parties in this new environment. Many people are searching for more productive and sustainable ways of working that enable people with…

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…

Responding Well to People with ‘Challenging Behaviours’

About the workshop: In this workshop participants will be encouraged to understand more about the situations in which people with challenging behaviour find themselves and to explore how they can best respond to support the person. The workshop will cover ways to develop strategies with the person, so that, regardless of the level of their disability, they can…

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – Caboolture

BOOK TICKETS HERE Getting to the Heart of What Matters: The Role of a Support Worker Friday 19 May 2017 –  CABOOLTURE 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…

Equipping Organisations for the NDIS

Equipping Organisations for the NDIS & Keeping in Touch with What Matters Thursday 20th April 2017 –  BRISBANE About the Workshop:  Organisations are navigating a changing landscape and need to consider how they may capitalise on the potential the NDIS offers, without compromising on their core values as they adapt to new business systems. Participants will…

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…

Introduction to Facilitation – October to December 2016 Copy

October 6, November 10 & December 8, 2016   About the course: The purpose of this facilitation course is to assist people to intentionally develop the necessary skills and confidence to facilitate groups that support and benefit people with disabilities. We want people to strengthen their networks by learning together and from each other. The…

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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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. …

Introduction to Social Role Valorisation:

Using SRV to improve the lifestyles of people with disabilities and the support arrangements we offer. Cairns Monday 30, Tuesday 31 May        About the workshop: This two-day workshop will explore what we mean by ‘quality’ in support arrangements and how ideas and principles from Social Role Valorisation (SRV) can be used to strengthen…

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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…

Responding Well to People with “Challenging Behaviours”

Download Flyer – PDF Version Download Flyer – Word Version   About the Workshop: In this workshop participants will be encouraged to understand more about the situations in which people with challenging behaviour find themselves and to explore how they can best respond to support the person. The workshop will cover ways to develop strategies…

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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,…

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South West Events Update

CRU is offering a range of different workshops to assist people with disability and families to get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – including new options in 2016. Taking Charge of Change is still available, along with new short workshops and a workshop especially for families with young children. Registrations for upcoming…

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…

Taking Charge of Change: Lowood

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Queensland from July 2016. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people closest to them a chance to have a bigger say over their supports. This one day workshop talks about what we know about…

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…

Taking Charge of Change: Kingaroy

Workshop overview  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

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News from CRU – June 2015

2015 is proving to be both busy and exciting for CRU. We thought you might be interested in an update on our various activities. NDIS Participant Readiness Project The first quarter of this year has been a very active time for our NDIS Participant Readiness project.  In the first four months of the project, approximately 700…

Taking Charge of Change: Hervey Bay

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Taking Charge of Change: Maryborough

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Taking Charge of Change: Brisbane North

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Taking Charge of Change: Mt Gravatt

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives Toowoomba

Presented by Jane Sherwin Monday May 11 2015 Toowoomba    About the Workshop: As we move to the NDIS, the relationships between people with disabilities and their families, and the services that have supported them will need to be re-thought by all parties. In this new environment many people are searching for more productive and…

Taking Charge of Change: Morningside

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Taking Charge of Change: Richlands

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives Mackay

Presented by Jane Sherwin Tuesday 28 April 2015 Mackay   About the Workshop: As we move to the NDIS, the relationships between people with disabilities and their families, and the services that have supported them will need to be re-thought by all parties. In this new environment many people are searching for more productive and sustainable…

Taking Charge of Change: Toowoomba

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support…

Taking Charge of Change: Stanthorpe

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Warwick

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Roma

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Goondiwindi

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Dalby

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Sunnybank

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Red Hill

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Biloela

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Gladstone

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Bundaberg

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Rockhampton

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Ipswich

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Wynnum Manly

Workshop overview  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Boondall

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…

Taking Charge of Change: Indooroopilly

Workshop overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced in Queensland from July 2016. While we don’t know all the details yet, the NDIS brings the opportunity for people with disability and the people closest to them, to have a greater say over their support arrangements. This one day workshop reviews what we…