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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 – 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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. …

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…