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Centre for Disability Studies

June 2019

$100 – $265

Building Inclusive Communities – WORKSHOP FULL

Date June 20, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location Room 302

This full day workshop is designed for people with disabilities and will look at strategies for building communities with our support networks, our families and extended community. About the Facilitators: Professor Patricia O’Brien is the  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…

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July 2019

$265

Six Steps to Universal Learning Design

Date July 2, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location Room 302

Designing learning and communication materials and experiences so that they are accessible for students and clients with diverse access needs. Both face to face and online delivery models will be addressed. In this workshop, participants will be considering the communication and participation needs of students with physical, sensory, psychological and cognitive disabilities.  What you will learn Focus will be given to: Inherent requirements for courses and how these need to be articulated in curriculum and learning materials Practical methods for initiating…

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$495

I-CAN Facilitator Training

Date July 9, 9:30 am - July 10, 4:30 pm
Location Room 302

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. If you intend to use I-CAN with plan- and agency-managed NDIS participants, we suggest that you are registered to provide therapeutic supports…

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$200

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

Date July 26, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location 201

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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$265

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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$250

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 and Psychologist Sam Arnold has previously worked…

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