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  • Think about the many ways to prepare and kick-start a work life…planning for the work role

    Having a planning meeting to discuss work possibilities can be a good way to involve friends, family or even acquaintances with your thinking and planning. It can be a great way to inject some new ideas and enthusiasm to your efforts.

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  • Supports available for employment

    Government supports and initiatives are also in place to assist people gain employment. Your family member may be eligible to access these supports as well. It is important to point out that if your family member is accessing a Disability Employment Service, it is valuable for families to take an...

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  • What Does Social Role Valorization Have to Teach Us About How Best to Support People with Disability?

    This article introduces the reader to the major implications of social devaluation and proposes a set of strategic responses utilising substantial empirical evidence taken from the fields of education, psychology and social science especially role theory.

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  • Social Role Valorisation

    How do we help people with disability to achieve their potential? How do we understand the experiences that have shaped their lives to date? What ideas can we draw on to go forward? This section of our website shares with you some resources on Social Role Valorisation (SRV) and how families can use it to improve...

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  • Pocket Guide to Advocacy

    The inevitability of advocacy is particularly true when parents share a desire for an inclusive life for their son or daughter with developmental disabilities: for their children to have a good life in community. Advocacy in itself does not imply a struggle or an adversarial process. Every parent advocates for the well-being of the children whether or not they have a disability.

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  • The purpose of life is a life with purpose: creating meaningful futures through valued roles.

    ‘Person Centered Practice’, ‘Self Direction’, ‘Community Inclusion’ and ‘Participation’ are words we hear all the time. What does it really mean and how can we actually assist people have a life that reflects the rhetoric? I have seen many programs that sound great, using words such as these to describe what they do...

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  • Inclusive Education - From Promise to Practice

    Inclusive Education - From Promise to Practice

    After more than 40 years of practice and research, the full inclusion of students with intellectual and other disabilities in regular education classrooms continues to be problematic and often controversial. Attend this workshop to define and embark on quality inclusive schooling that benefits ALL children.

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  • Community Pathways - A Powerful Means to an Inclusive Life

    Community Pathways - A Powerful Means to an Inclusive Life

    There is much discussion as the NDIS emerges across Australia concerning inclusion of people with disability. What authentic inclusion is has already been seriously misunderstood to the detriment of people with disability. This workshop will clearly define what it means to be included and how to be mindful of the trappings of less effective practices.

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  • Let's Get Started...Getting Ready for School and Life

    Let's Get Started...Getting Ready for School and Life

    An information session for families who would like to know more about educating children with and without disabilities in the same classes and schools.

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  • Families Getting NDIS Ready

    Families Getting NDIS Ready

    This workshop is designed to facilitate thinking and discussion about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) could best work for your family member.

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