Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Creating an Equal Opportunity Life

Ann Greer explores the complexities of building a good life around a person considered to have multiple challenges. This presentation was recorded during the National Inclusion Conference, 2018.

What does it take to build a good life around a person with a complex disability? In stories and anecdotes, Ann shares her son Valen’s journey. Valen’s primary place in his family life is as a son and a brother not as a ‘challenge’ or a ‘burden’. He is an active participant in all aspects of family life and community life.

You’ll learn about the importance of:

  • actively “listening” to behaviour
  • working from a position of deep respect for the person with disability.