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-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…

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

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: 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…

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…

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.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Gladstone

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Gladstone region from 1st January 2018 with people being contacted from July 2017 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rockhampton

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Rockhampton region from 1st January 2018 with people being contacted from July 2017 to begin the access process. Join us for a workshop and a conversation…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rockhampton Workers

 Workshop Overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Rockhampton region from 1st January 2018, with people being contacted from July 2017 to begin the access process. This introductory workshop provides information relevant to…

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.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Hervey Bay

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Fraser Coast region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Maryborough

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Fraser Coast region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Gladstone

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Gladstone region from 1st January 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rockhampton 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.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rockhampton

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Rockhampton region from 1st January 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Kingaroy

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the South Burnett region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Murgon

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the South Burnett region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Monto

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the North Burnett region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Biloela

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the North Burnett region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Emerald

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Central Highlands region from 1st January 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Blackwater

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Central Highlands region from 1st January 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Gin Gin

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Bundaberg region from 1st October 2017. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Bundaberg

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Bundaberg region from 1st October 2017. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Maryborough

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability in Australia. The scheme will start to roll out in the Fraser Coast region from 1st July 2018. Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Maryborough

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Bundaberg

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Longreach

These two workshops provide information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop on the evening of the Tuesday or the morning of the Wednesday. Places are limited.

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Boonah

Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS, and are designed to help people think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Childers

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. Please register your details to attend as places are limited.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Gin Gin

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. Please register your details to attend as places are limited.

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Bundaberg

Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS, and are designed to help people think about how they can best used the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Rosewood

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Laidley

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

The NDIS – Getting Informed: Gatton

Join us for a workshop and a conversation that provide information about the NDIS, and are designed to help people think about how they can best used the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

You can register for either the workshop or the conversation, or both. Places are limited.

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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…

The NDIS: Getting Informed – Tamborine Mountain

This workshop provides information about the why, when and how of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland, and things you can do now to get ready. This workshop will provides information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

Making the Most of the NDIS: Rockhampton

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability that is starting soon in Queensland. This is a series of short workshops that provide information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best…

Making the Most of the NDIS in Yeppoon, Gladstone, Biloela and Rockhampton

Making the Most of the NDIS in Yeppoon, Gladstone, Biloela and Rockhampton The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Central Queensland in January 2018. DOWNLOAD FLYER The NDIS is a new way of supporting people with a disability across Australia.  Participants will receive flexible funding tailored to their individual goals.  The NDIS provides an important opportunity to…

Taking Charge of Change: Ipswich

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in the Queensland launch sites in early 2016 and is rolling out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a chance…

Making the Most of the NDIS: Helidon

This is a series of short workshops that provide information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme. You can register for one, some or all of the workshops in the series. People who have attended a Taking Charge of Change workshop are welcome to attend. Places are limited.

Making the Most of the NDIS in Central West Queensland

Making the Most of the NDIS in the Central West The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Central West Queensland in January 2018. DOWNLOAD FLYER The NDIS will be a new way of supporting people with a disability across Australia.  Participants will receive flexible funding tailored to their individual needs.  The NDIS provides an important opportunity…

New Opportunities for a Good Life – Experiences from NDIS Trial Sites – Hervey Bay

This one day forum showcases stories by and about people with disabilities and their families who have been involved in the NDIS trial sites the Perth Hills (WA), Barwon Heads (VIC) and Newcastle (NSW).

The NDIS provides people with disability with a new opportunity to think about how a good life is possible.

Having had experience using the NDIS, presenters will talk about:

Preparation
Creating a vision and planning for a good life
Self-directing and self-managing
Staying well connected in the community
Day-to-day experience of the NDIS

Making the Most of the NDIS: Toowoomba

This is a series of short workshops that provide information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

You can register for one, some or all of the workshops in the series. People who have attended a Taking Charge of Change workshop are welcome to attend. Places are limited.

Making the Most of the NDIS: Stanthorpe

This is a series of short workshops that provide information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new scheme.

You can register for one, some or all of the workshops in the series. People who have attended a Taking Charge of Change workshop are welcome to attend. Places are limited.

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…

Taking Charge of Change: Beaudesert

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in the Queensland launch site in early 2016. It will then roll out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a…

Making the most of the NDIS: Ipswich

This one day workshop talks about what we know about the NDIS and some practical things people with disability and their families can do to get ready for the NDIS. We will talk about what it takes for people with disability to have a good life; the role of family and friends; choice and control and what it will mean to take charge of the change ahead.

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…

Taking Charge of Change: Toowoomba

Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in the Queensland launch site in early 2016. It will then roll out in other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people close to them a…

Self Direction for Bigger and Better Lives

Presented by Jane Sherwin Tuesday 22 March 2016 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 ways…

Making the most of the NDIS: short workshops Bundaberg

Workshop series overview The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of supporting people with a disability that is starting soon in Queensland. This is a series of short workshops that provide information about the NDIS and help people to think about how they can best use the opportunities offered by the new…

Taking Charge of Change: Esk

 Workshop overview                  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in the Queensland launch site in early 2016. It will then roll out to other places in Queensland between July 2016 and July 2019. The NDIS will give people with disability and the people closest to them…

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…

Taking Charge of Change: Kilcoy

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: 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…