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)

Download accessible flyer here

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.

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Seven Steps to Self-Direction, Brisbane

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 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.

 “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”         Henry Ford

Download Flyer here (PDF)

Download Accessible Flyer here  (Word)

About the presenter:

Photo of Sharon Bourke

Sharon Bourke currently works as a Professional Development Consultant and presented many of the NDIS  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

Learning Outcomes:

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Understand how a framework for self-direction of supports could be applied to their own circumstances;
  • Analyse the requirements for supporting the person well, in ways that assist the person to achieve their goals and live the life they want;
  • Develop skills around recruiting suitable staff and creating, maintaining and monitoring a high quality, person-centred support arrangement;
  • Develop and apply a practical problem-solving framework as a key safeguarding strategy;
  • Evaluate the resilience of the person supported and the support arrangement as a method of safeguarding the quality and sustainability of the support arrangement.

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.


Implementing Your NDIS Plan – From Goals to Action – Brisbane

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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 first workshop will assist people to put their NDIS plan into action and think creatively about how best to use their supports.

WORKSHOP 1: Implementing Your NDIS Plan – From Goals to Action
Tuesday 6th August, 9:30am – 12:30pm

This workshop will help you better understand your NDIS plan, and provide strategies to help you get started to achieve your goals. You will consider ways to design and sustain supports to ensure a “good fit” for you and your family. You will look at ways how to direct supports for a good life, including recruiting the right staff for the role. Book your tickets from this page.

WORKSHOP 2: Preparing for Your NDIS Review – Record, Reflect, Plan
Tuesday 20th August, 9:30am – 12:30pm

The second workshop is for people who want to get prepared for their annual NDIS review and get clear about the goals they would like to see into the future – please see seperate event booking page if you wish to book for this second workshop https://preparingforyourndisreview.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 1:

People with a disability, family and friends will:

  • Get started in activating their NDIS plan
  • Better understand the components that make up their own NDIS plan
  • Better understand what they can do if they are unhappy about their plan or a decision in their plan
  • Further tease out their NDIS goals to help to think more creatively about how to best achieve their goals
  • Explore some approaches to recruitment that will make the best use of NDIS support hours to achieve specific goals
  • Connect with and hear from other people with lived experience of disability about practical ideas and strategies that have been useful when navigating the new system
  • Get linked in with information and related resources to further build capacity
  • 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.