Working Together to Build Better Social Connections- 2018
This workshop invites people with disability to attend accompanied by a support person of their choice, and participate in the process of identifying their own gifts and assets, mapping opportunities within their community and developing strategies to enhance existing social and community connections. Participants will leave with a plan that can form part of their NDIS planning preparation.
Support staff and/or family members are encouraged to invite a person with disability to join them to attend the workshop where together they will explore opportunities to socially connect with their local communities.
Professor Patricia O’Brien is Director of CDS and works as part of the CDS Inclusive Research Network; Patricia gives leadership within the Centre to a range of person centred activities and manages research projects that are underpinned by the question: What makes for a good life for people with disabilities?
Her recent presentations focus on the place of deep listening and unconditional positive regard for people with disabilities.
Emma Doukakis is a Research Fellow with a background in law and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. She has worked in a range of roles including providing individual advocacy, facilitating self advocacy groups and training, and managing a disability advocacy program throughout southern NSW.