One Day Disability Training Workshop - John Armstrong - 'What does it mean to have an intellectual disability and how can we best provide support?'

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 04 March 2019

Capricorn Citizen Advocacy is hosting an important series of workshops in Rockhampton in March 2019 for those who are serious about improving the lives of people who may be at risk of being marginalised or disadvantaged, such as people with disabilities, people with a mental illness, people who are ageing and people experiencing poverty or homelessness.


The presenter, John Armstrong, has a long involvement in the lives of people with disabilities, in informal advocacy and friendship roles as well as the formal roles of service provider, teacher, adviser and service planner. John is one of two senior Social Role Valorisation and PASSING trainers in Australia.


This series of three workshops can be attended separately, or together in any combination. 


They consist of two one-day workshops, and one two-day workshop:


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Workshop One - "What does it mean to have an intellectual disability and how can we best provide support?'


When: Monday 4th March, 2019 (One Day Workshop - This Workshop)


Time: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm


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Workshop Two - 'Towards a Better Life - An exploration of the Social Role Valorisation framework with regard to people who are marginalised in society'. 


When: Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th March, 2019 (Two Day Workshop - Please refer to this event on Eventbrite.)


Time: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm daily


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'When Policies Aren’t Enough'


When: Thursday 7th March, 2019 (One Day Workshop - Please refer to this event on Eventbrite.)


Time: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm


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What is this workshop about? (What does it mean to have an intellectual disability)


The purpose of this workshop is to explore and understand the nature of intellectual impairment, and to examine the impact it has on the lives of people, and its implications for those who support them. This crucial subject is seldom directly addressed in formal courses, though many assumptions abound about how an intellectual disability influences the day to day support of people. In addition to examining some of (what might be termed) challenges in having an intellectual disability, we will also examine some of the assets that people have but which are often not recognised.


Who is this workshop for?


Anyone wanting to understand and appreciate the perspective of people with an intellectual disability and who desire to teach, communicate and support them in more relevant ways will find this workshop both clarifying and thought provoking.


These workshops will also be of particular interest to people with a disability, their families, students, support workers, planners, LACs, NDIS personnel, professionals, managers, CEOs, policy makers, people in leadership positions, advocates and other concerned citizens.


Places are limited, so please register ASAP. 


Some concession rates are also available.

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