Learn about inclusive education, hear stories of success from a parent guest speaker and see how inclusion works in the regular classroom
A WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY IN PRE SCHOOL OR OF SCHOOL AGE
Friday 20th October 2017, 9:00am–3:00pm
There will be a $50 charge for those who register and do not attend without informing Imagine More
The Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612
The workshop will cover:
- How the school years can lead to a meaningful life
- A brief history of disability education
- What an inclusive education looks like
- Evidence and support for inclusive education
- How inclusion can look in the classroom
- Education policies and supports that exist within schools
- Advocacy tools and strategies for families
Who should attend:
This workshop is only for families with children with disability, seeking an inclusive education.
FAMILY ADVOCACY is an independent and impartial advocacy organisation that works with families across NSW to promote and defend the rights and interests of people who have developmental disability. The organisation is managed and staffed by parents and allies of people with disability who recognise the issues families face and who can assist in strengthening the advocacy of families.
KAREN TIPPET coordinates the Advocacy and Leadership Development Team at Family Advocacy. She and her team work to support, assist and contribute to the enhancement of families’ knowledge and skills to enable them to effectively advocate for a life of meaningful community inclusion for their family member with a disability.
JAN KRUGER , Director of Imagine More, is passionate about working towards the success of inclusive education. Having a 15 year old teenager who has experienced the ups and downs of inclusive education has taught Jan a lot about how partnering with schools results in the best outcomes for all.
CHRISTINE LEAHY has experienced the limitations and low expectations that special education placed on her daughter in a segregated setting. Christine now advocates and promotes full inclusion for all children in education. MEAGAN LEAHY now 13, and in high school will share briefly what high school means to her. Christine will share her journey in the role as the parent advocate achieving inclusive education for her daughter.
Date: 20th October 2017
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: The Rex Hotel, Braddon, ACT 2612
This event is part of the Imagine More ILC initiative funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. For more information visit http://www.ndis.gov.au