These workshops are for the families of students living with disability. It looks at how a student can have the best chance of a good education at their local, mainstream school of choice. [Read more…]
Skilling The Willing – Inclusive Education In High Schools
Workshops for High School Teachers and Management
Thursday April 3, 2014
1:00 – 4:30pm
Hedley Beare CTL
51 Fremantle Dr, Sterling, ACT
How can we include the student with a disability as well as the gifted student in the same lesson?
How can we engage the student with processing difficulties, the student with family problems, students with poor English … in the same coursework? What are some examples of cutting edge innovation in this area?
An Exploration of the Social Role Valorisation
Framework with regard to people who are marginalised
Conducted by Senior SRV Trainer, John Armstrong
18th & 19th March 2014
What is this workshop about?
This 2 day event is for anyone who is serious about improving the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged people such as people with a mental illness, people with disabilities, frail aged and people experiencing poverty or homelessness.
This 2 day workshop is designed to assist participants to:
- Understand social devaluation and its consequences for people who are marginalised;
- Learn about SRV as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation;
- Strengthen one’s motivation to counteract devaluation in the lives of people one knows and supports; and
- Clarify the features of a good life and the essential means of obtaining that good life.
The ideas in SRV theory often pose a challenge to participants as they directly address what is really involved in achieving valued social roles within one’s community. In this way SRV becomes an ongoing stimulus to examine what is authentically optimal for people with a devalued status.
Participants will be asked to consider and discuss how individuals, human services and society contribute to the marginalisation of such people. The event will inspire participants to reflect on the value of obtaining a ‘good life’ and consider how we may support people who have been denied so many beneficial features of a good life to have better lives and greater involvement in their communities. The importance of valued social roles will be considered, and how positive roles can be supported and developed.
About the Presenter
John Armstrong has a long involvement in the lives of people with disabilities, in informal advocacy and friendship roles as well as the formal roles of service provider, teacher, adviser and service planner. John is one of three senior Social Role Valorisation and PASSING trainers in Australia. John is particularly interested in uncovering the reasons behind abuse of vulnerable people and those factors that influence our actions. His events seek to increase consciousness and the development of the qualities needed by people who intend to act with integrity and leadership.
This event is a prerequisite to PASSING
For more information or to register over the phone please contact Jan Kruger:
P: 0458 282 545
Registrations close: 5th March, 2014
Date: 18th & 19th March 2014
Time: 9:00am -4:30pm – registration open from 8:45
Venue: Majura Community Hall, 2 Rosevear Place, Dickson
Cost: $250 GST incl per person (incl lunch & morning/afternoon tea)
Participants must attend both days and stay for the entire period. Please note that registrations will be limited to 40 attendees.
Please register by completing a form that you can download below. You can download:
- A PDF version: print, complete by hand, then either scan and email or post to us using the addresses on the form
- A Word Doc: you can either print this, or complete it digitally and email it directly to us
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Bob Jackson Workshops
We are excited to announce that a series of workshops have been convened for March/April 2014 for families of young people with disabilities and their teachers and learning support assistants (primary and high school).
Please click on the links below for the workshops that interest you. [Read more…]
A good life for Alex means all the things we take for granted:
- a job
- a place to call home
- community connections and
- control over his life.
Alex leads a very ordinary life, although he is not an ‘ordinary’ person. Alex has a cognitive delay and leads a very different life to many others who have a similar disability. Listen to Alex’s story and be inspired [Read more…]
An inspirational story about a young man with an intellectual disability, who enjoys a good life.
Janet Klees – What should be the support worker’s role?
Family Advocacy –
Choosing a school, enrolling and transitioning into school.
A brief reflection on Jan Kruger’s comments in the Canberra Times yesterday and how they sit with ImagineMore’s values…
The news article in the Canberra Times today about respite support refers to what has been a hard decision by Disability ACT.
See the article here.
Whilst ImagineMore recognises that these decisions are extremely tough on people who depend on the facilities on a day to day basis, we also recognise that they were never designed to provide respite for 3 weeks out of 4 for individuals and their carers, as has been the case in recent times. [Read more…]
ImagineMORE is pleased to announce its second Live It! Conference. The theme for this conference is “Success in Transition”
Looking forward to seeing you there! [Read more…]
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