Enabling Communities To Include People With Disabilities
Presenter: Jane Sherwin
28th September 2016
5pm – 9pm
Do you worry about friendships for your loved one with a disability? Are you concerned that they might be lonely, spending a disproportionate amount of time with paid support instead of friends, and watching their age peers enjoying a rich social life while they do not?
Then plan to join us to listen to Jane Sherwin as she addresses the issues behind social isolation and provides plenty of ideas about how you can help your loved one build natural, strong and age-appropriate relationships with people throughout the community.
This workshop is about social connections. It has been designed for those who work in generic and disability community organisations, services, people with disabilities and families. The aim of the workshop is to enable marginalised people to not only be present in community life, but also to participate and to develop personal freely given community relationships.
The workshop will provide ideas but no recipes, about how to think and work differently. This includes thinking about the roles of people with disabilities and how we all might support these.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jane Sherwin is a Queensland-based consultant who works alongside agencies, individuals, and families to transform our communities to be more welcoming places. Her recent work with agencies has included mentoring of teams trying to foster social inclusion; workshops, action learning and mentoring in social connections using two practice frameworks; planning around individuals; and evaluations of projects which focus on the development of freely given relationships.
Date and time: 28th September 5pm – 9pm
Venue: ACT Youth Coalition, 46 Clianthus St, O’Connor ACT 2602
RSVP by: 26th September
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