Work towards an inclusive education for your child with a disability
As a Dad, do you worry about what school life will look like for your child with a disability?
Would you like your child to go to the local school, but are unsure about how your child will fit in to a regular classroom?
Is your child’s safety one of your major concerns? Are you worried about your child being bullied?
Come along to our Workshop for Dads and discuss your concerns.
Tuesday 7th November 2017, 6:30pm–8:30pm
There will be a $50 charge for those who register and do not attend without informing Imagine More
ACT Youth Coalition Centre, 46 Clianthus Street, O’ Connor ACT 2602
The workshop will cover:
- How regular school alongside peers without a disability leads to positive life experiences
- What school inclusion is/what it is not
- Evidence and support for inclusive education
- Advocacy tools and strategies for families
Hear from other Dads whose kids are in regular classrooms, about how inclusion has worked for their families.
PAUL KRUGER is a strong advocate for inclusive education and for individuals with a disability to hold valued roles in the community. Paul’s journey in understanding the impact of disability is a long one. Having not really met anyone with a disability before his son Jack was born, he has grown from a framework of ‘what will society provide for my son’ to one where he believes it is up to us to build individual, family and community capacity. In recent years Paul has worked as a school teacher aiming to develop a practical, strong and workable view on inclusive education. Whilst he believes schools are proactive in their approach he advocates further development in attitudes by families, teachers and the wider community can achieve better outcomes for all.
TALIB SANOON is passionate about achieving an inclusive education for his 6-year-old daughter with Autism. Having started her educational journey in a segregated setting, moving on to a mainstream classroom that did not practise inclusion, and now to Kindergarten in a school where she is fully included, Talib has seen the effect of the different settings and how inclusion can make all the difference. Talib works at a school, and believes in the benefits of inclusion for the whole community. He will share his journey as a Dad advocating for inclusive education for his child.
Date: 7th November 2017
Venue: ACT Youth Coalition Centre, 46 Clianthus Street, O’ Connor ACT 2602
This event is part of the Imagine More ILC initiative funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. For more information visit http://www.ndis.gov.au