A workshop based on the principles of Social Role Valorisation (SRV)
- Presented by: John Armstrong
- Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
- Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
- Location: Held online in webinar format
- Registration: Opening soon
A workshop based on the principles of Social Role Valorisation (SRV)
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This is a conference focusing on employment for people with disability.
It will explore finding and keeping a job through customised employment and microenterprise. Attendees will see many examples of young people with disabilities in work and will learn how they got there. Our presenters will not just share stories of example and inspiration: they will also provide practical tips, helpful resources and will point you in the right direction for more assistance.
We had planned to hold this exciting 2-day conference in May 2020 but, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic meant we had to cancel.
Instead, we are holding a Virtual Conference, one session per week over six weeks starting Thursday, June 11 2020. Registration is free.
Visit our main conference page for all of the details and registration links.
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Choice Making – making choices is a fundamental right that most people take for granted. Opportunities for choice-making can have beneficial behavioural effects, including an increased engagement level and improved behaviour.
Communication/AAC– being able to communicate contributes to self-determination and can impact positively on behaviours of concern. Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) includes a variety of methods used to supplement or replace speech.
Emotional Regulation/self-regulation – there are a variety of methods that can assist someone to respond to emotions appropriately.
Fading – planning to ‘fade’ prompts is often overlooked by staff. This can lead to learners/people with disability becoming prompt dependant. This reliance on prompts leads to a lack of independence.
Self-Instruction – assists learners to plan, organise and evaluate their own learning. The process includes five distinct steps and aids, in particular, learners that are easily distracted. [Read more…]
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Come along to a two and a half hours of everything you need to know to give yourself the best chance of a great NDIS review. Learn how to prepare a plan for your planner or LAC and do your best to get the funding for the supports and services you need.
Led by Sam Paior, you will get a chance to get some answers to those sticky questions, and learn how you might figure out what is “Reasonable and Necessary” and whether you need to apply it, and how to put those categories and budget lines to good use.
This workshop will teach you about the different kinds of reviews, and how to ask for the one you need and what you need to do increase your chances of getting the funds you need to meet your goals.
You will get some great handouts and checklists to help you outline your needs in ways that the NDIS can use, and we’ll show you the legislation that will help you know your rights and stand up for them. [Read more…]
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The dynamic Sam Paior will aim to get you away from drowning or treading water, to swimming a powerful freestyle, or diving wherever you want to go!
Designed for people with disability and their families, this workshop will take you through all the basics, with Tips and Tricks from one of Australia’s most knowledgeable NDIS experts.
A respectful and effective method to teach people with learning disabilities to learn skills for work and independent living.
Dr June Alexander (Flinders University) presents a workshop on Systematic Instruction (SI).
Systematic Instruction was introduced by Dr Marc Gold in the 1970s and was originally entitled “Try Another Way.” Today SI remains one of the most effective ways to teach people with learning disabilities skill acquisition and independence.
The workshop covers:
The NDIA has published a new guide for participants who currently self-manage their NDIS funds, or are considering self-managing their NDIS funding.
Being familiar with the guide will give providers an insight into the roles and responsibilities of a self-manager, including how they arrange supports, manage payments and keep appropriate records, and therefore how providers might fit into, or assist with this process.
You can get a copy of the new guide from the NDIS website
Date: February 13, 6 – 7pm
Venue: ACT Youth Coalition 46 Clianthus St, O’Connor
As families we all make many resources to support our child through the school years. As I have been preparing for my son to start college next year I went hunting for resources to share with the school to give our son the best chance of a smooth transition. I realised just how many resources we have developed over the years. Imagine if we all share just how many ideas we would have!!
Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April 2019
9am – 5pm both days
Carers ACT 2/80 Beaurepaire Cres, Holt ACT 2615
This workshop explores why some groups in our society are more likely to experience marginalisation and stigma, and the impact this has on people with disabilities, aged people and other marginalised people. The workshop also examines how the acquisition of valued roles can contribute to changed societal perceptions and strengthen the likelihood that people with a devalued status will get a better life. The core themes and principles of SRV will be explored through presentations, exercises and discussion.
This workshop is designed for support workers, coordinators, family members, people with disabilities, people with a mental illness and older people receiving services.
All participants should be people who are looking for ways of meeting the real needs of marginalised people, resulting in a better life, and who are interested in understanding more about Social Role Valorisation.
$260 per person. Note that this can be claimed as training from NDIS plans.
Jane Sherwin is a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer, having been involved in the teaching, learning and application of SRV since the early 1990s. Based as a consultant in Queensland, Jane has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities and older people since the late 1970s, in government and community services as an occupational therapist, manager, lecturer, and organisational change manager. She is well respected for her work with families and organisations, as a facilitator, teacher, mentor, evaluator/reviewer, critical ally and author.
Jan is the Director of Imagine More, a family-led organisation based in Canberra. Jan co-founded Imagine More in 2013 to strengthen family leadership and advocacy for people with a disability to get the good things of life. Jan has been studying SRV for a number of years and testing how to use SRV principles in practice.
For more information or to register over the phone please contact Jan Kruger:
P: 0458 282 545
From 1 September 2018, the Senior Practitioner Act 2018 (the Act) provides a formal framework for the reduction and elimination of restrictive practices by service providers in the ACT. It also provides the powers and functions of the Senior Practitioner.
The Act enshrines the principle that service providers should only use restrictive practices in very limited circumstances – as a last resort, in the least restrictive way and for the shortest period possible in the circumstances.
The intent of the legislation is not to enable the use of restrictive practices, it is to provide a formal framework for the reduction and elimination of restrictive practices in the ACT.
Mandy Donley has been appointed as the ACT’s inaugural Senior Practitioner, commencing in the role on 5 July 2018.
For further information please visit the website of the Office of the Senior Practitioner ACT
The Office of the Senior Practitioner is requesting feedback on the following documentation:
Please provide your feedback to:
Dr Sheridan Kerr
Office of the Senior Practitioner │ Community Services Directorate | ACT Government
Level 8, 11 Moore St, Canberra City │ GPO Box 158, CANBERRA ACT 2601 | www.act.gov.au
Do you have a Self (or Plan) Managed NDIS Plan and want to know more about how to make the most of it?
Come along to morning of sharing ideas, big thinking, innovative thinking, and answering questions about Self Management with a small group (strictly limited numbers).
Led by Support Coordinator and Advocate Sam Paior from The Growing Space, you will get a chance to get some answers to those sticky questions, and learn how you might figure out what is “Reasonable and Necessary” and what those categories and budget lines really mean, as some innovative ideas to help meet your goals.
If coming to this workshop will help you or your child meet their NDIS goals, then you should be able to claim it from your Core or Capacity building or Support Coordination Self Managed funds.
We will share some hidden NDIS resources on Self Management, give you an update on how to prepare for reviews and how reviews are likely to look with the new NDIS Participant Pathway, and give you a few shortcuts on making claims easier and quicker along the way.
We’ll help you think a little outside the box on ways to meet your goals in the community, too – not just with funded NDIS supports.
Come along prepared to share parts of your plan (not the dollar numbers, unless you want), and you really MUST bring along a copy to make the most of the session. This is not a session for people who do not already have an NDIS plan. If your plan is Plan Managed, you will likely find this valuable too, as most of the flexibilities of Self Management are open to you too!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: NDIS Participants and Nominees with a Self or Plan Managed NDIS Plan (also suitable for those close to review time and considering changing to Self Management)
WORKSHOP LENGTH: 2.5 hours
DATES: Friday November 9, 11:00am – 1:30pm
WHERE: ACT Youth Coalition, 46 Clianthus St, O’Connor ACT
MUST BRING: A copy of yours or your participant’s NDIS plan, and if you’re tech savvy, have your phone or 4G tablet set up with access to the NDIS MyPlace portal (not at all compulsory). Also start writing a list of your questions!
CAN I CLAIM THIS ON NDIS? If your plan is fully Self Managed, you should be able to claim this session from your Core or Capacity Building Supports, or from your Support Coordination budget (if that budget line is Self or Plan Managed – you’ll need to check carefully). The Growing Space will not claim for this workshop from any Agency Managed funding line unless they already have a service booking with you.
The NDIA has recently launched a new guide on Self Management. They have also released the video of a recently conducted webinar on Self Management that Jan from Imagine More participated in.
Community Resource Unit Ltd. (CRU) works to inspire, challenge and equip people to embrace ideas and take action so that people living with disability are active contributors to social and economic life. This year CRU celebrates its thirtieth anniversary and are holding three events to mark three decades on 26th and 27th of October at the […]
Imagine More is hosting two options for peer support on Self managing NDIS. In addition, there will be guidance, advice and encouragement for people who wish to establish or maintain a circle of support. A circle of support is a group of family and friends that meet to support a person with a disability […]
Imagine More is a change agency advocacy group with perseverance, integrity and connections. We aim to Strengthen Families and Enhance Communities. We are families that want an ordinary inclusive life for our children.
It’s our vision to see people with a disability holding valued roles and meaningful relationships in a welcoming and inclusive community. That’s why we inspire and motivate individuals with a disability and their families to discover opportunities to get the good things of life.
Socially Valued Roles
Community that is welcoming and values contribution
Freely given relationships
The confidence and courage to get the good things of life!
Jan is the mastermind and power pack behind Imagine More. She has spoken at many conferences and is a highly-respected thought leader.
Learn More About Jan Here
There are two ways to contact us:
Jan: 0458 282 545
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