Presented by, John Armstrong Wednesday 5th June 2019
About the workshop: Often we speak about focusing on the ‘ordinary’ and ‘typical’ ways and means to help people have access to the good things of life. However, it’s also necessary to understand and appreciate how intellectual impairment can affect people in very real ways. Participants will gain greater insight into the challenges that people face in their daily lives, as well as gaining an appreciation of how easily others misunderstand and mistreat people with an intellectual disability. The workshop will equip participants in practical ways by offering four windows to look through as a way of understanding people’s needs and how best to respond to meet those needs.
Some of the Topics include:
- The impact of Intellectual impairment
- How to respond when it’s not clear why people are doing what they’re doing
- The relationship between the challenges of intellectual impairment and difficulties we can all experience
Course Details: Date: 5th June 2019
Time: 9:30am -5:00pm
Venue: TBA Cost: $200 GST incl per person (incl handouts, lunch & morn/afternoon tea) Register at the events page at www.imaginemore.org.au
Who should Attend: This informative workshop is for all of those who are looking for practical ways to support people with an intellectual impairment to succeed and be understood. This will include family members of people with disability and workers at all levels, including direct support workers and managers, Principals, teachers, teachers’ assistants, therapists.
About the Presenter
This event will be led by John Armstrong, who has had a long involvement with people who have an intellectual disability. John originally trained as a special education teacher and is one of two senior Social Role Valorisation trainers currently working in Australia. John is well known across Australia, NZ and further afield for the wide variety of events and evaluations he conducts though all his activities relate to supporting people to achieve the good things of life. He also has a long-term involvement with Citizen Advocacy and his involvement in training, supporting and evaluating CA programs.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or 0458282545