What it Is, Why It Matters, and Having The Confidence To Make It A Reality
A workshop presented by Darcy Elks and Jan Kruger
Bunch of Mates and Advocacy tools
9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 17th October 2015
Rheinberger Conference Centre, Yarralumla (Cnr Weston and Loch Streets)
This Event is FREE but registration is a must and limited
At this workshop you will learn about
- What school inclusion looks like/what it is not
- Developing or renewing the Vision for an inclusive community
- Anchoring our roles in school
- The importance of relationships – Bunch of Mates
- Advocacy tools and tips
About the Presenters
Darcy lives in America and is an educator, consultant, human service evaluator, and advocate on behalf of people who are societally devalued. She has traveled extensively, consulted and taught in many different countries.
Darcy has worked with many different groups of people, including persons who have themselves been marginalized by society, family members, professionals from different disciplines and different human service field, members of faith communities, citizen advocates, etc.
The focus of Darcy’s work is to encourage attitudes and structures, which promote social value and inclusion for people who have disabilities and other people who have been devalued and excluded. Darcy’s passion is to help create inclusive communities: communities where we are all welcome and where we can each use our gifts for the good of one another. Over the years, Darcy has developed and taught workshops that focus on devaluation, its consequences, and what can be done to effectively deal with these dynamics.
Darcy has 3 children, 2 of whom have recently graduated from High School and are moving in to their young adult lives. Darcy’s focus over the past 5 years has been to assist her children and other young people to have full meaningful I inclusive adult lives. Her desire is to see young adults leave school and develop exciting lives that are grounded in personal gifts, talents, and interests.
Jan Kruger is the Director of Imagine More, a family led organisation based in Canberra. Jan uses a refreshing and strength-based approach to ‘visioning’ for a good life that families say provides hopes and a clear way forward. Individuals with a disability then have a better chance of a meaningful life in the community through valued roles during the school years and beyond. Identifying where paid support is needed and intentionally developing freely given relationships is a key focus. Jan is passionate to assist and increase families confidence to advocate for their child with a disability to experience positive inclusive education.
Please follow the link below to register
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