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Disability and Communication: Connecting and Respecting

In this workshop you will further your communication skills with people of all abilities through creative, experiential and interactive processes. You will hear about some of the barriers to communication from people living with an intellectual disability and you will discover ways of overcoming them. This course will provide you with a deeper awareness of the different means by which we can connect with people and give you the confidence to create and maintain these connections.... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Disability and Communication: Connecting and Respecting

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Challenging Behaviours in Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

‘Challenging behaviours’, such as verbal and physical aggression, self-injurious behaviour, property damage and unsafe behaviours in the vehicle or in the community, are frequently reported in children and adults with intellectual disabilities and the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. These behaviours put the person at risk of placement breakdowns – school suspension, difficulties at respite or day program – due to the risks of harm for themselves, their carers and other... [More]

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Advocacy and the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

This one day workshop looks at the impacts that organising the NDIS will have on people with disability. It will explore tools and skills around how to advocate for people with disability, and how to provide skills to people with disability to self-advocate through the NDIS planning and implementation stages. Providing workshop participants with these skills and additional knowledge about the NDIS will ensure that the people with disability they support are better equipped to fully... [More]

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Person-Centred Approach in Disability: Mapping the Road

‘Person-centredness’ is a term that has become increasingly familiar within health and community care. ‘Person-Centredness’ is used to describe a standard of care that ensures the individual is at the centre of care or service delivery and decision-making. In this course we explore the reasons for and relevance of person-centredness within the Disability Sector. We will examine ‘person-centredness’ as a concept and explore its link to other related terms (such as empowerment and... [More]

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Responding to Sexual Assault for People with Intellectual Disability

This one day workshop is designed for service providers that work with people with disability. It will equip participants with an in-depth understanding of preventative approaches to violence and abuse. The workshop will help them to recognise where workplace cultures can impede best practice responses to sexual and other violence, and give them strategies for addressing these issues. This workshop will provide the information needed by staff to respond appropriately to cases of... [More]

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A Window on Autism

People with autism have the unique ways of seeing and experiencing the world, and process information in different ways. This leads to difficulties and impairments in communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviours. Moreover, the communication impairment often makes people with autism “trapped” in the world only they can see but rarely make meanings of it themselves. From the few who managed to communicate how it feels, there is a lot to see and understand. Seeing these... [More]

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Chronic Sorrow: How to Support Carers and People with Intellectual Disability through Ongoing Loss

Loss and grief is the underlying issues that people are confronted with on an ongoing basis as they face the daily challenges of supporting someone with a disability. Professionals and carers can often become overwhelmed with these ongoing losses. This course provides you with an opportunity to step back and develop proactive skills in dealing with this specialised loss more constructively as life continues to ‘fall short’ as ongoing losses are realised. The grief responses of... [More]

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The Interface of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Child Protection and Family Support Systems

This one day workshop is designed to give case workers the practical skills and resources to assist carers of children and young people with disability navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This includes understanding the interface of the NDIS and Child Protection and Family Support Systems, and supporting carers to become Nominees in order to get the most out of the NDIS individualised funding. In this course, case workers will have the opportunity to examine... [More]

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Preparing for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme): Supporting Individuals Using Life Coaching Techniques

With the with the roll out of the NDIS, the person with disability will need to identify goals and aspirations for the life they want to live, that is particular to their individual situation. Many individuals may not have considered options outside of their current care support structure, and how changes to care and support may enhance their lives and the lives of their support network. Identifying future goals and aspirations for the life we would like to live can be a... [More]

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Prevention of Domestic Violence and Women with Intellectual Disability

This one day workshop is designed for service providers in the disability sector and in the domestic violence sector. Domestic Violence Liaison Officers from the NSW Police Force would also benefit from this workshop. This workshop enables these services to determine how they can work together in a cross-sectoral manner to effectively support women with intellectual disability who have experienced domestic violence. The workshop provides information about current legislation, as... [More]

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