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

Registrations close at 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday, 16 May

Cameron Zellner

Cameron Zellner will be presenting at the Safeguarding the Future conference with his parents, Karen Caldwell and Markus Zellner. His presentation is called Crafting and safeguarding a meaningful week for Cameron

Portrait of Cameron Zellner

Cameron is a friendly and energetic young man. He is a competitive rower and a keen photographer who loves to create digital stories about his life and his community. As a house sitter, Cameron enjoys taking care of people’s homes and looking after their pets.

Cameron owns and operates Zellner Services, which digitises 35mm slides, photos, CDs, and documents and offers a confidential shredding service. This small business combines Cameron’s passion for multimedia with his desire for meaningful work and an independent life in a welcoming community.

You can learn more about Cameron and the services he provides on the Zellner Services website.

Crafting and safeguarding a meaningful week for Cameron

Post-school life can be an intimidating prospect for young adults with disability and their families. Over the past five years, Cameron and his team have slowly developed a week that provides him with purpose and meaning.

Like any other young adult, Cameron wants a job, friends who share his interests, and to move out of the family home.

Cameron will introduce himself and explain what his week and life look like now. His parents, Karen and Markus, will talk about what makes an activity or routine meaningful to Cameron, how a “meaningful week” is crafted, and what steps they are taking to safeguard it for him.

Many typical and important relationships in our lives are unpaid, and they bring stability, fun, joy, and well-being into our lives.

Cameron’s Microboard is helping him identify and achieve his goals while strengthening his relationship within his community. We will discuss what a Microboard is, how it differs from a Circles of Support, and how Cameron’s Colour Crew is safeguarding a meaningful week for Cameron.

About this session

  • Cameron, Karen, and Markus will be speaking at 4:00 pm on Friday, 24 May
  • The conference runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday-Friday, 23-24 May 2024

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About the Safeguarding the Future conference

  • Thursday-Friday, 23-24 May 2024
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days
  • Hotel Realm in Canberra
  • Optional networking event on Thursday evening
  • Three pre-conference webinars included in the main conference ticket
  • Pre-conference webinar-only tickets are also available if you can’t attend the main event
  • Flexible pricing is available for people with disability and their families from $0.00 to $225.00
  • People with disability, their families, friends, and allies, support workers, education professionals, health professionals, and everyone interested in safeguarding the future of people with disability are welcome to attend.
  • Registrations close at 5:00 pm AEST on Thursday, 16 May

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