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Centre for Disability Studies

July 2019


Supporting and Serving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Who Have a Disability

Date July 26, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location MFB Auditorium

This half day workshop will address the barriers faced by indigenous students and clients with a disability and strategies for effectively serving this cohort of students or clients in a culturally safe way. What you will learn This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to: Learn about the challenges being experienced by Indigenous students with a disability and how these vary from those experienced by non-indigenous students Ask questions in a respectful environment and be provided with answers by…

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August 2019

$100 – $265

Relationships and Sexuality Workshop

Date August 14, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location Room 302

This full day  workshop will provide a brief introduction and opportunity to explore relationships and sexuality for people with disabilities. What you will learn The following topics will be covered: Social skills, relationships and sexuality from a human rights perspective Values Myths and assumptions Providing sex education Duty of care. Participants will take from the session an overview of the above, a knowledge of where to access resources and supports. There will also be the opportunity to reflect on where…

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September 2019

$100 – $265

Angerwise (Anger Management Workshop)

Date September 11, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location Room 302

Anger is a part of the human experience. If not managed properly, anger can be destructive. But anger can also be used for your benefit once you learn to identify, manage and channel it wisely. In this course, you’ll learn how to identify your triggers, how to get to the root of your anger and how to control and manage anger for your highest good. Topics include: Acknowledging an anger problem Getting and staying safe when anger strikes Using calming…

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An Introduction to Person Centred Active Support

Date September 18, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location Room 302

Person Centred Active Support is an evidence based approach that teaches disability professionals how to provide the right amount of support for people with disability to be engaged in meaningful everyday activities of their choice. This one day introductory workshop will cover: the evidence base the approach implementation tips and tricks resources and much more. Intended Audience: This one day workshop is suitable for anyone working in the disability field such as direct support professionals, group home/day program staff and…

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Medication Management

Date September 27, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location MFB Auditorium

Everything you wanted to know about medications and medication management in a supported living setting but were too afraid to ask. This workshop is aimed at support workers and managers and covers: What are medications? Adverse Drug reactions Medication errors Specific medications Practical aspects Documentation, administration, hygiene Storage and disposal Medication administration errors – prevention and response Supporting self-administration Consent. About the Facilitators: Dr Seeta Durvasula has extensive expertise in Developmental Disability medicine. Rebecca Stack is the Clinic nurse for…

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October 2019


One Day Melbourne I-CAN Facilitator Training

Date October 16, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location Green Room, Multicultural Hub

A special one day Melbourne I-CAN Facilitator Training. The I-CAN is a support needs assessment, planning and resource allocation tool designed to assess and guide support delivery for people with disabilities, including people with psychosocial disability. Workshop participants will learn to facilitate I-CAN interviews with a client and their circle of support and generate an individual support needs report which helps guide service delivery and planning. While this workshop is one day face-to-face, please note that in order to become…

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November 2019

Festival of Inclusion 20-21 November 2019

Festival of Inclusion

Date November 20, 8:00 am - November 21, 5:00 pm

Who The Centre for Disability Studies and the Inclusive Research Network invite you to a celebration, exploration and engaging interaction of people with disabilities, their friends and families, support organisations and experts. What The Festival aims to openingly and positively explore and improve the lives of people with disabilities and the people who care and support them. Every discussion and workshop aims at paving the way for a more informative and inclusive life of a person with disabilities and their community. The focus will be on: Person-centred…

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