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Person-Centred Planning and Practice Workshop – Nhulunbuy

Date October 19, 2017, 9:30 am - October 20, 2017, 4:00 pm
Location NHULUNBUY Town Hall
89 Chesterfield Circuit
Nhulunbuy, NT 0880 Australia
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Price Free


Person-centred planning and practice delivers positive outcomes to people with disability by being flexible and tailored to individual strengths and needs.

Providers that adopt person-centred planning and practice deliver supports that competently recognise and respond to needs and wishes of participants.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is underpinned by person-centred principles and approaches. The NT Quality and Safeguarding Framework recognises the importance of person-centred approaches that are essential for the safety, security and well-being of people with disability.

The Centre for Disability Studies will be delivering a series of workshops to providers to refine skills in and gain a deeper understanding of the values underpinning person-centred planning and practice.

This two day workshop will cover:  

  • current best practice approaches to supporting people with disability, including pre-planning conversations, creativity and imagination, supported decision making
  • toolkit of person-centred practice planning tools and resources, relevant to the individual needs of people and communities
  • flexible approaches to help balance person-centred practice with community centredness
  • strategies to build networks and support colleagues in their person-centred practice
  • growing person-centred practice under the NDIS


Emma Doukakis – Co-Leader Education and Training

Emma has a background in law and advocacy for people with disabilities, undertaking individual advocacy and facilitating self advocacy groups for people with intellectual disability. She is also a Citizen Advocate for a person with intellectual disability.

Qualifications: BEcon(SocSci), LLB, GradDipLegPrac, CertIVTAE , DipCommunityServices (Coord)

Teaching: Person Centred Champions Program, Diploma of Community Services – law,ethics and human rights modules, Building Social Networks

Laura Hogan – Leader Disability Access, Clinical Education & NDIS

Laura Hogan is an Occupational Therapist with experience working with people with disability across the lifespan with a special interest in supporting adolescents and adults with complex support needs. Laura is actively involved with a number of peak disability bodies including her role as the Chair of the NSW Division of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) and a Board Director for ASID Ltd

Qualifications: BAppSc (OT)., MHlthSc (DD)., Cert IV TAE

Teaching: Introduction to Person Centredness Training, Relationships and Sexuality, Masters of Developmental Disability – Positive Behaviour Support module, Person Centred Active Support, Functional Goal Setting



October 19, 2017, 9:30 am
October 20, 2017, 4:00 pm


89 Chesterfield Circuit
Nhulunbuy, NT 0880 Australia
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Who's Attending

11 people are attending Person-Centred Planning and Practice Workshop – Nhulunbuy

  • Coreena Molony
  • Ebony Tinirau
  • Liam Flanagan
  • Isabel Osuna-Gatty
  • Sharon Wunungmurra
  • Yvette Parfitt
  • Stacey Eley
  • Amanda Seiler