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October 2018

I Can Read That! Easy English Workshop (Mel)

October 18

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the basic skills in writing documents in Easy English for people with non-functional literacy. Techniques to make your written language accessible will be explored. You will have the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice, with the expert assistance of the trainer. Other aspects of developing your document into Easy English will be introduced. Content includes  Who is Easy English for? Watch DVDs of consumer testing and interviews with people…

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DEAI Social gathering and networking evening

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hilton Hotel MyBar, 264 South Rd,
Hilton, SA 5033
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Join members of the DEAI Committee and other Developmental Educators and students for a dinner and chat at the Hilton Hotel MyBar, South Rd, Hilton. This is a great opportunity to catch up, reconnect and develop new networks with other DE's. You will support the profession and each other by fostering our identity and profile as Developmental Educators. You can check out the menu HERE. We look forward to seeing you there. Please rsvp: contact@deai.com.au by 16th Oct.  

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Using NDIS funding to create bigger and better lives

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
JFA Purple Orange, McLeod Room, 104 Greenhill Road,
Unley, SA
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Free - $150

It’s not about the money, but how you spend it that counts! It’s also about the kind of relationship you have with the service and/or workers. Join JFA Purple Orange for a workshop to explore how self-direction can contribute to positive relationships and the control needed to live a rich and meaningful life What you will learn How to maximise choice and control using NDIS funding Using NDIS funding to focus on goals and meaningful outcomes Negotiating the right level…

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Parents Matter Workshop (Mel)

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Treacy Centre –, 126 The Avenue,
Parkville, VIC 3052
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The Murdoch Children’s Institute in collaboration with Melbourne University have undertaken a research project on the mental health care needs of parents of children with a disability and as an outcome of this project resources and training content have been developed. This workshop will provide professionals and educators the knowledge, tools and resources to equip them in identifying, discussing and responding to the signs of mental health well-being concerns in the parents of children they support. Target Audience: Allied health…

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Understanding Disability & Inclusive Practice (Geelong)

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Captains Room GMHBA Skilled Stadium Geelong, + Google Map

This professional learning suite is aimed at professionals working with students and people with a disability. The full day workshops are FREE and will provide participants with practical knowledge, useable strategies, and will encompass topics including: Core Understandings Language & Communication Goal Setting, Curriculum & Assessment Emotional & Sensory Regulation Neuroplasticity & Self-Determination Co-presented by the Horsham Special School Leadership Team Principal, Matt Copping and Assistant Principal, Rebecca Talbot

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Rights on Show: Explaining your rights with police. A community legal education video package.

October 31 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Flinders University City Campus, Level 2, Room 2.3, 182 Victoria Square
Adelaide, SA 5000
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Free - $20

The DEAI is excited to invite you to our next professional development event: Rights on Show, delivered by Melanie Robinson, Legal Education Officer with the Legal Services Commission, SA. We are also fortunate to hear a presentation by Cheryll Rosales, Education Specialist with the Communication Partner Service, Uniting Communities Anyone with an interest in learning more about the rights of and supporting individuals with disability who may come in contact with the Police, is welcome to attend. About the presentations: Rights ON…

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November 2018

Keeping children safe from bullying. Free conference with option of live streaming

November 5
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000
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This conference, hosted by the Department of Education, South Australia, focuses on keeping children safe at school and in the community. The focus of this free conference is keeping children safe at school and in the community. National and international speakers will present evidence on: the global context of bullying supporting children at increased risk of bullying bullying and mental health social media and cyberbullying legal responses to bullying school and community responses to bullying. The conference is for educators…

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When the words aren’t there yet: an introduction to AAC

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Two Way Street, 662 Goodwood Road
Daw Park,
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Does your child, client or student have more to say than the words they have available? Has someone suggested Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to you? Do you experience challenging behaviour due to limited communication? Join Two Way Street at their upcoming workshop where we will give you an overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). WHAT IS AAC?​​​​​ AAC covers various communication strategies  that use pictures, devices, iPads and communication books. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: This workshop will provide you…

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Skylight Wayville, 5 Cooke Tce
Wayville, SA
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$150 - $220

The  14-hour Youth MHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, have a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. This course is ideal for parents, teachers, student counsellors, sports coaches or for anyone working or living with young people. Monday November 12th & 19th, 9:00am – 5:00pm with allowance for breaks. Developing mental health problems covered: • Depression • Anxiety problems • Eating disorders • Psychosis • Substance use problems…

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6th National Brain Injury Conference

November 13 - November 14
Russell Strong Auditorium | Princess Alexandra Hospital, 199 Ipswich Rd,
Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Qld 4102
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$495 - $595

Now in its sixth year, Brain Injury Australia’s National Brain Injury Conference has become one of the premier learning and development events on the disability calendar – driving improvements in services and supports for the over 700,000 Australians living with brain injury.

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