When: Wednesday 4th March 9:30am – 4:00pm
Where: ACT Youth Coalition, 46 Clianthus Street O’Connor
Who: This workshop is suitable for support workers, families, teachers, disability service providers, anyone interested in supporting people with learning disabilities
How many people: Not more than 40 people
Food: A simple lunch and snacks will be provided.
Accessibility: Please let us know if you have access requirements.
Cost: $35 -$100 payable by Debit or Credit Card at time of booking (for Self and most Plan Managed participants, this can be claimed from your plan under Core, CB or Support Coordination – check with your Plan Manager). Places are not able to be held without payment. You will be emailed a receipt for claiming.
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.
Can I claim this on my NDIS plan?
If your plan is Self or Plan 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). You’ll need to check with your plan manager if they will reimburse you. They should, but do check. If your plan is Agency Managed, you will not be able to claim this workshop on the NDIS.
This workshop has been significantly subsidised as part of the Imagine More ILC initiative – funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Visit www.ndis.gov.au for more information.