Get That Good Life! Conference

Montage of images of people with disability in typical roles such as student, friend, homeowner

Inspiring presentations from families and professionals on a range of topics related to living a good life. Great stories and useful strategies presented by people who really care about giving everyone the opportunity to create a good life.

– Participant feedback

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Why are we focusing on The Good Life?

We all want the Good Life: for ourselves and for the people we care about.

But, traditionally, people with disability have been denied access to (or given a watered-down version of) many of the things that make life meaningful, interesting, and fun.

So this conference was all about identifying the things that make life good and how to ensure that people with disability have access to these. It provided attendees with countless strategies that create wonderfully ordinary lives for people with disability.

 

The conference unashamedly shared high expectations. In it, you’ll see countless examples of people with disability who

  • have chosen an ordinary life path
  • hold meaningful and valued roles
  • participate in and contribute to their local communities with the right support

Watch an exciting group of local, national and international speakers that joined us to share their insights, stories, and best practice methods.  Expect to come away with plenty of actionable ideas!

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Conference Schedule

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Conference Themes

The two prevailing themes of the Get That Good Life! Conference were

  • Safeguarding the future by building strong and enduring relationships and connections
  • Using support to achieve the goals that will ultimately lead to The Good Life.

These themes were explored in the context of:

  • the early years
  • inclusive education
  • employment and microenterprise
  • imagining home
  • community
  • changing our behaviour

Who we invited to attend

  • People with disability
  • Their family
  • Their neighbours and friends
  • People who occupy a support role (Circle of Support members, mentors and coaches, support workers, educational assistants, etc)
  • Education professionals
  • Current and potential employers and coworkers
  • Therapists
  • People who operate Disability Employment Services and  social enterprises
  • People who work in disability support services
  • Influencers and decision-makers from government
  • Anyone who believes that people with disability can have the good things in life, and is looking for ideas, strategies and stories to make this a reality.

Every teacher should attend this conference. It was so uplifting, and there were so many strategies and resources for supporting differentiated learning and developing ILP’s. It was so engaging, the participants and presenters were so passionate about their achievements and their work. I was dreading sitting in front of a screen for so many hours for two days straight but the time flew, the presentations were totally engaging, the stories were so uplifting and I have come away at the end just wanting more and talking non-stop about the stories and strategies to my family. Thank you!

– Feedback from an ACT educator


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