Conference sessions available on replay

On this page, you’ll find details of all of the Get That Good Life! conference sessions that are available to watch or listen to on replay

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Pre-Conference Webinars

Available Session Details Presenter Formats
Monday, July 18

Don’t Settle for “Doing Something Else”

Many children with disability have individual learning goals. These are often formalised into an Individual Education Plan. As a result, the student often ends up doing different work than their classmates. Sarah will share examples of how these personal goals can instead help provide access to the same learning as the rest of the class. In this section, the audience will be invited to share their own experiences. The goal is for participants to feel confident to not settle for “doing something else”.

Inclusive Education 

Sarah Humphreys

Video

Podcast

 

Monday, July 25

Doing a Good Job of Getting a Good Job

One of the most challenging decisions facing employment supporters is determining their own role. It can be hard to know when to get involved and when to step aside. So Milton will discuss the best way to instruct and support an employee with a disability.

Customised Employment

Milton Tyree

Video

Podcast

Monday, August 1 Building a Powerhouse Team: Families and Their Support

During this two-hour presentation, Janet will focus on the unique role of paid support. She’ll explain how the role can be powerful when both family and paid supporters understand what “effective support” actually means. You’ll gain clarity about the most crucial role of the supporter: being a bridge to community and relationship.

Quality Support

Janet Klees

Video

Podcast

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Sessions from Day 1 of the Get That Good Life! Conference

All sessions will be available from Monday, 8 August 2022.

Formats Session Details Presenter Duration

Video

Podcast

The Essential Worker

This presentation will highlight the importance of having a Vision for a Good Life. It will emphasise the value of seeking typical experiences and holding high expectations for people with disability. And it will demonstrate how community connection can lead to opportunities, enduring relationships, and a life filled with rich experiences.

The Good Life

Annette Bush and Jacob Bush 25 mins

Video

Podcast

Towards Mastering the Essentials of the Powerhouse Team

In this practical, interactive session, we will zero in on some essential elements and strategies that ensure that you and your team are on their way to making a lasting and positive difference in the lifestyle and experience of your family member.

Quality Support

Janet Klees 90 mins

Video

Podcast

Get That Good Life by Supporting New Behaviour

When people see unusual behaviours, they tend to make assumptions that may be unhelpful. So Kate and Anna will share a framework for thinking about behaviour from a processing perspective.

Quality Support

Kate McGinnity, Anna Nikolay, Sharon Hammer, and Lisa Ladson 80 mins

Video

Podcast

Keeping It Real: Relationships, Sexuality, and Pornography

People with disability face many challenges regarding their sexuality and relationships. In this presentation, Tim will share ways we can support people with disability in conversations about relationships and sexuality at home, at school and in the workplace. He’ll also explain how to access health information and education that is meaningful and relevant.

Relationships

Tim Bavinton

Video

Podcast

Reflections on a Journey of School Inclusion

Many professionals told Erosha that her daughter Sethmi wasn’t ‘ready’ to be fully included in a mainstream classroom and should remain in an Autism Unit. So the family moved Sethmi to a school that shared their belief that, with the opportunity of inclusion, they would see her potential.

Inclusive Education

Erosha Bakmiwewa

Video

Podcast

Preparing for When We Fall Off Our Perch

When their daughter Katie was born 35 years ago, Sue and Neil began to make plans for the future. Katie has lived in a home of her own for the past 14 years. The impact of autism has made it difficult for Katie to be understood at times. This hasn’t stopped the family from supporting Katie to live her best life in her home and make decisions for herself.

Creating Home

Sue Robertson 50 mins

Video

Podcast

From School to International Fashion Runways

Tia’s journey began with a desire to ensure her post-school life was not dominated by screens and solitude. She had an interest in fashion, design, and modelling. Her team explored this interest with her and tested creative methods of designing that didn’t involve sketching or drawing. As a result of this process, Tia has created her successful fashion label, Funk N Soul 97, and has become a runway model.

Microenterprise

Tia Semi, Gina Semi, and Samantha Powell 40 mins

Video

Podcast

How to be Driven by Vision, Not Fear

Sometimes we are driven by fear to select options that seem safe. These might include special schools, group homes, day programs, even “special swimming classes”. Yet, ironically, safety has never come from segregated settings. In this session, John will provide a framework to help us overcome our fears. He’ll show us how to use our Vision to truly safeguard the lives of people with disability.

Relationships

John Armstrong 50 mins

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Sessions from Day 2 of the Get That Good Life! Conference

All sessions will be available from Monday, 8 August 2022.

Formats Session Details Presenter Duration
Video only Looking Through a Strength-Based Lens

How we understand inclusion is shifting. Educators and families have begun to recognise how unhelpful it is to focus on the labels of disability. That’s because these labels have historically moulded our assumptions about what a student with “X” cannot do. In this session, Shelley will discuss how and why we need to look at students through a strength-based lens. This critical step can only happen when we assume that every student has competencies in many domains, regardless of the labels they are ascribed.

Inclusive Education

Shelley Moore 60 mins

Video

Podcast

Getting a Good Start in a Good Job

Much has been learned through the years about open employment. There is much evidence that shows what works and what doesn’t work. When the well-established guiding principles of customised employment are applied, desirable results are likely to follow.

In this presentation, you’ll see how a local family applied these principles in the workplace. You’ll hear from a recent school-leaver, his job mentor, and his mother.

Customised Employment

Milton Tyree

Jack Kruger

Julia Shumaker

Jan Kruger

90 mins

Video

Podcast

Ageing and Living Well

Sue and Susan have known each other for over 20 years. During this time, Sue has been Susan’s Citizen Advocate and has supported her to get the good things in life.

One of these good things was a place to call home. Susan lived in a group home for many years, but it wasn’t a place where she felt relaxed or in control. In this presentation, Sue will describe Susan’s steps to move into a place of her own.

Creating Home

Sue Robertson

Video

Podcast

Translating High Expectations into Quality Education

This presentation is relevant for students, parents, educators and therapists. It emphasises the importance of working in partnership to design and deliver quality education based on high expectations.

Inclusive Education

Sarah Humphreys

Video

Podcast

Creating a Good Life Through Meaningful Employment

When Tom was preparing to leave school, and no one was offering any suitable post-school work options, his parents knew they had to come up with the answer. Skip forward 5 years, and Tom is happily and successfully running his own lawn maintenance business with approximately 50 regular clients.

Think Big, Go Micro! 

When COVID-19 changed Chloe’s plans for employment, Chloe and her family decided to think big and try a microenterprise. In this presentation, Chloe and her mother Jodie will outline how they developed a successful microenterprise.

Microenterprise and Customised Employment

 

Tom Neale

Helen Neale

 

Chloe Reid 

Jodie Reid

Video

Podcast

Kindness, Connection, and Community | What we can all do to build a more connected community

In his presentation, Hugh will help us reconnect with the magic of kindness. He’ll explain how building connections can start with small acts of kindness in your neighbourhood. We hope participants will be motivated to use these techniques in their own lives.

Relationships and Community

Hugh Mackay 45 mins

Video

Podcast

A Conversation with John and Jan: Shifting the ‘yes, buts’ and how being known can keep you safe

This session will draw from stories shared throughout the conference. Among other things, John and Jan’s conversation will look at

  • how people with disability exceeded expectations when they had the opportunity
  • how being known can keep people safe
  • why being present is the first step to being known
  • why you don’t need to speak to make connections and hold valued roles
  • how support can act as a bridge to connection.
John Armstrong

Jan Kruger

Video

Podcast

I’m Ready for Work: Are You?

In this session, Fiona introduces participants to the concept of customised employment. It’s a great approach for people with disability who are looking for meaningful work. It helps everyone involved to imagine a broader range of employment possibilities. You may find that your understanding of “work readiness” will shift dramatically!

Customised Employment

Fiona McIntosh

Video

Podcast

Making the Most of Therapy

Does therapy play a role in a Good Life? And if so, what exactly is that role? In this presentation, Anne will use real-life examples to identify the critical elements of successful therapy. You’ll see how these elements are universal. They can be applied irrespective of the individual’s goals or support needs.

Therapy

Anne Keep

Video

Podcast

The Gift of Learning

Lifelong learning is an essential part of every person’s good life. But many people make dangerous assumptions about post-school learning for people with disability.

Annie Lee and her mother, Kathryn, will change the way you think about building skills and knowledge after school and beyond.

Lifelong Learning

Annie Lee

Kathryn Lee

25 mins

Video

Podcast

Learn. Imagine. Create. Repeat.

After such a stimulating and informative conference, where to next? How might you nurture the hopes and manage the buzzing ideas?

Jane will provide a helpful set of ‘next steps’ and ‘first steps’ so that the individual with a disability can get that good life! through valued roles and important safeguards.

The Good Life

Jane Sherwin 30 mins

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