Inclusive Education: Working Effectively with your Child’s School – Sunshine Coast – 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: Working Effectively with your Child’s School – Mount Gravatt – 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

Seven Steps to Self-Direction, Cairns

Seven Steps to Self Direction; Building right relationships between people with disability, families, committed friends and support workers About the Workshop: How have other people made self-directing 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…

Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Rockhampton – 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 – Toowoomba – 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

Seven Steps to Self-Direction, Sunshine Coast

Seven Steps to Self Direction; Building right relationships between people with disability, families, committed friends and support workers About the Workshop: How have other people made self-directing 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…

Inclusive Education: Setting the Direction for Success – Mount Isa – 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 – Cairns – 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: 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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Two new CRU NDIS workshops

Have you received an NDIS plan but not sure where to start? Do you want to know more about how to make best use of your NDIS funds? Perhaps you would like to get prepared for your NDIS annual plan review but don’t know where to begin? As a response to these common questions we…

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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…

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,…

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…

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…

Introduction to Facilitation, Cairns 2018

3 workdays, over a 2 month period. 1.5 days in May and 1.5 days in July 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…

Introduction to Facilitation, Brisbane 2018

3 days: April 18, May 16 and June 13, 2018 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 workdays will…

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…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Elanora State School

The NDIS –  Getting Informed for families of school aged children with a disability

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the NDIS. You will learn how to access the scheme and what to do to feel prepared to develop a plan with the NDIS when the time comes. What do I need to know to feel ready for the NDIS?

The NDIS: Getting Informed – For people who are blind or have low vision – Coorparoo

Join us for a tailored workshop that will provide information about the NDIS and has been designed to help people who are blind or have low vision to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. This session will also include a guest speaker, Linda Blaik from Geelong, Victoria, who is using the NDIS and is blind. Having always been offered supports by various vision support organisations, Linda found the process of applying for funding for the first time very different to her previous experiences. Linda is now seeking out the supports suit her lifestyle and ones that make it easy for her to continue her volunteer work, travel and stay connected with her community.

Investing in the Future: What One Person Can Do

Over the past 30 years Michael Kendrick has introduced Queenslanders to a range of important concepts related to human services and community. These ideas and frameworks have challenged, positively influenced, and continue to inform how we work with people with disability throughout Queensland. We welcome everyone who is interested in disability leadership development for the future, and people who have benefited from working with and learning from Michael to attend this event.

Securing the Good Life: Developing Safeguards for Vulnerable People

To be human is to be vulnerable. However, people with disability often live with greater vulnerability than others. In an attempt to keep people safe it is possible to limit their lives by being over-protective and so worried about risk that the person has little chance of experiencing the good things of life. While it may not be possible to eliminate a person’s vulnerabilities, intentional safeguards can assist to minimise or make up for them. This seminar will highlight the importance of recognising and understanding an individual’s vulnerabilities, as well as explore ways to manage these areas in a positive, life expanding way.

Getting to the Heart of What Matters – Kingaroy

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…

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

Community Resource Unit Ltd. is hosting a one day forum on the Gold Coast 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.

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.

Equipping Organisations for the NDIS

This interactive training day will assist coordinators and managers to reflect on how they lead services so that the support provided suits the person, enables them to live a good life, and is sustainable over time. The day will offer opportunities to connect with other managers dealing with similar challenges.

Are you wondering how to keep your organisation on track as you transition to the NDIS?
Are you finding it challenging to maintain the focus on the people you serve in an increasingly business-oriented, competitive market?
Are you grappling with how to move from group-based models to working individually?

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Inala

Join us for a workshop that provides information about the NDIS this is designed to help parents of school aged children with a disability think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the morning workshop or the afternoon workshop. Places are limited.

Understanding the new changes for disability support – an information session for the Mandarin speaking community

了解残障援助的新变化 — 普通话社区咨询会 About the Workshop:  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Brisbane from July 2018, with people being contacted from January 2018 to begin the process. The NDIS is a new way of supporting people with a disability. People who currently receive disability support will need to move to the new scheme. At…

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…

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Central Queensland Events

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts to roll out in  Rockhampton, Gladstone and other parts of Central Queensland from 1st January 2018. People may be contacted up to six months before the roll-out date to start the access process. During the six months before the NDIS starts in your region, from July to December…

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…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Hervey Bay Workers

This workshop provides information relevant to families and people with a disability about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things they can do now to get ready. This session recognises the important role that service providers and workers have in assisting people to prepare and transition to the new scheme.

Mini OISD Consultations: Targeted Consultations on Key Life Domains

About the Opportunity: CRU is offering a unique professional development opportunity for a small number of past OISD course participants. We are partnering with Staffing Options to conduct targeted reviews of the service arrangements of three individuals using the framework of the OISD course. This is rare and exciting learning experience in which participants will…

Optimal Individual Service Design – OISD 2017 (week 2)

BOOK TICKETS HERE DEEP QUALITY THROUGH OPTIMAL INDIVIDUAL SERVICE DESIGN (OISD) Week 1: April 3rd-7th  & Week 2: May 8th -12th + Pre-course Conversation Evening Monday March 27th  Brisbane – Queensland  Community Resource Unit is hosting this comprehensive training program to support the development of quality in the design and delivery of individualised, person centred services to people…

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…

Optimal Individual Service Design – OISD 2017 (week 1) Copy

BOOK TICKETS HERE DEEP QUALITY THROUGH OPTIMAL INDIVIDUAL SERVICE DESIGN (OISD) Week 1: April 3rd-7th  & Week 2: May 8th -12th + Pre-course Conversation Evening Monday March 27th  Brisbane – Queensland  Community Resource Unit is hosting this comprehensive training program to support the development of quality in the design and delivery of individualised, person centred services to people…