Events

Coordinating NDIS Assistive Technology

22Oct

Date and time: Fri 22nd Oct, 2021 - Fri 10th Dec, 2021, 1pm - 2:15pm, 1pm - 2:15pm, 1pm - 2:15pm, 1pm - 2:15pm

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Cost: $55 per session. Discounts available for multiple session registration.

The process for getting assistive technology funded in plans is full of hidden frustrating challenges. This 4-part webinar series for Support Coordinators, Allied Health Practitioners and AT providers shows how to cut through the detail to get great outcomes.  Each webinar works through a specific category of assistive technology, unpacking the need-to-know detail using real … Continued

Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP): A primer for service providers

25Oct

Date and time: Mon 25th Oct, 2021,

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Are the people you support prepared for an emergency? Every NDIS and aged care provider is required to develop an emergency plan with their clients. The Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) planning tool was co-designed with people with disability, services that support them and emergency services. It helps to match emergency planning to the supports that … Continued

Very Special Kids Presents: Demystifying Grief and Loss

25Oct

Date and time: Mon 25th Oct, 2021, 10am-12pm

Venue: Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Cost: FREE

Are you looking for an opportunity to understand grief and loss?⁠ ⁠ Have you ever wanted to know more about what to say and what to do when someone is experiencing grief and loss?⁠ ⁠ You might have heard of the five stages of grief, but would you like to understand the latest theories about … Continued

Advocating in Victoria’s child protection system

26Oct

Date and time: Tue 26th Oct, 2021, 11am - 12pm

Venue: Online

About this session Respect for home and family is recognised as a right for people with disability under the United Nations Convention on the rights of Persons with Disability where state responsibilities are clearly articulated. Yet all too often, we see discrimination within our child protection system that separates rather than supports families where one … Continued

An introduction to thinking about home

26Oct

Date and time: Tue 26th Oct, 2021 - Tue 9th Nov, 2021, 10am - 12:30pm

Venue: Online,

This two part webinar series is open to people living in the Bass Coast and Gippsland regions. You must attend part 1 to participate in part 2. Home is a vital part of our lives. It not only provides us with security, privacy, comfort and control but it reflects our identity, our deep sense of … Continued

Governance Basics for Committees and Boards

26Oct

Date and time: Tue 26th Oct, 2021 - Thu 28th Oct, 2021,

Venue: Online

Good governance is critical to the success of any not-for-profit organisation supporting people with disability. And having an understanding of what good governance entails is a key responsibility of any Board member. To help build capacity within Boards of not-for-profit organisations across Australia that provide supports for people with disability, Bendigo Bank is delighted to … Continued

Attitudes Matter: Community attitudes toward people with disability in Australia

27Oct

Date and time: Wed 27th Oct, 2021, 11am - 12pm

Venue: Online

About this session Attitudes are linked to disability-based discrimination and social exclusion, which in turn impact the health and wellbeing of people with disability. The Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health recently conducted the first national survey of community attitudes toward people with disability. The survey, co-designed with people with disability, examined how … Continued

Facilitating Self-Advocacy for the NDIS: Mental health

28Oct

Date and time: Thu 28th Oct, 2021 - Thu 4th Nov, 2021, 1:30 - 4pm, 1:30 - 4pm

Venue: Online

An online train-the-trainer program for NDIS service providers aimed at fostering self-determination and mainstream connections for people who may be eligible to access, or are accessing, the NDIS under the psychosocial disability stream.  advocating at each stage of the NDIS process.   The training format consists of 3 hours prerequisite learning and 2 x 2:30 … Continued

SDA and SIL – Your home, your life, your choice

28Oct

Date and time: Thu 28th Oct, 2021, 11am - 12pm

Venue: Online

About this session The way we think about housing has changed rapidly with the development of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), and in relation to supports, Supported Independent Living (SIL). Join Jamie-Lee Dwyer, Belinda Aitken and Cathy Bucolo, the Summer Foundation’s Lived Experience Team and Clinical Practice Lead to hear their experience of SDA and SIL … Continued

Trauma Awareness: Supporting People with a Disability

29Oct

Date and time: Fri 29th Oct, 2021, 9am - 4:30pm

Venue: Online

This training program applies a trauma informed lens when supporting people with a disability. People living with a disability often access multiple services frequently over time, may be institutionalised at different times, and may also experience and/ or witness high levels of abuse, violence and other traumas in their daily life. This training program fosters … Continued