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February 2020

Having a Say Conference (Geelong)

February 24 - February 26
Deakin University Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong, VIC 3220
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The Having a Say conference is the largest conference for people with disabilities within Australia where people can find their voice, to speak up, to be heard and to be respected. This is the conference where people listen to each other, not just to the speakers on stage. This is the conference where people respect each other’s views and opinions, and celebrate their common cause. People enjoy coming to the conference for a range of reasons. Some are keen advocates…

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Learn Easy Read (Syd)

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, , 280 Pitt Street,
Sydney, NSW
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Learn Easy Read Council for Intellectual Disability is holding another of our popular Easy Read training sessions. In this one day training you will learn how to make your documents and communications easier to read. Easy Read will help you to connect better with all your clients and customers. Register online or phone us on 1800 424 065 for more information. Please note that we charge a fee for Easy Read training.

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Free webinar: What is child-focused supervision in adult-focused services and how does it work?

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenters: Pam Rycroft and Dan Moss Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 1:00-2:00pm AEDT. Find your time zone. Practitioners face a number of challenges when seeking to engage parents in conversations about the effects of their presenting concern on their children’s mental health and wellbeing. These challenges may mean that child-focused conversations are not always evident in practice, despite clear intentions, and that possible concerns about children’s wellbeing are not responded to. ad Staff need to be supported by robust organisational processes…

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2 Day Introductory PODD Workshop (ADL)

February 27 @ 8:45 am - February 28 @ 4:30 pm
Education Development Centre,, 4 Milner Street,
Hindmarsh,, South Australia

Do you currently work with someone with AAC needs who uses PODD? Are you looking to refine your PODD skills with some hands-on guided practice? Or are you simply wanting to be provided with a great overview on what PODD does and how to implement PODD communication systems into your learning environment for your individual? This two day workshop provides an in-depth insight into PODD communication systems and provides our participants with valuable hands-on opportunities to use and work with…

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Free Webinar: How to Reinvigorate your Workplace Culture – for non-profit leaders

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Connecting Up are hosting Fran Connelley this Thursday (27/02/2020) 11am AEST. Taken from Connecting Up's website: It is culture that enables people to perform at their best and, in the face of two Royal Commissions, it is culture that must become the key business driver for disability and aged care providers. This requires a new kind of visible leadership. For many CEOs this will be an entirely new kind of role. In this webinar, Fran outlines some of the key…

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March 2020

Proloquo2Go 1: Programming Workshop

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Two Way Street, 662 Goodwood Rd,
Daw Park,, South Australia
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$111 – $121

MORE ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP: This workshop will help you get set up and ready to start using your Proloquo2Go app.   This workshop will include:         An overview of why and how we use apps for communication         Review of the Proloquo2Go app         How to set it up, tips and tricks         Practice time with various programming options WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR: Parents and family members…

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Mental Health Across the Lifespan Conference 2020 (MEL)

March 17 - March 18
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Victoria + Google Map
$.16 – $250

Towards an integrated, accessible and trusted mental health system. The 2020 Conference will explore ways to transform mental healthcare and suicide prevention across the lifespan. Individual streams will explore life stages in detail while keynote presentations and panels will look across the sector to the broader reforms required. A range of voices and perspectives will be embedded across the conference including service providers, researchers, consumers, carers, and governments. It is an opportunity for  leaders and innovators across the mental health and…

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Better Leaders Ask Better Questions (ADL)

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
U City Function Centre Meeting room 3, Level 1, 43 Franklin St
Adelaide,, SA
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$250 – $300

NDS are pleased to be able to partner with Lindsay Tighe of Inspirational Coaching to provide a workshop on the 24th of March 2020 with a unique approach, specifically designed for Managers to empower and enhance their teams performance by enabling them to:- Be more responsible and use their initiative Use more of their potential and capability Be more engaged, motivated and receptive to change Develop more resilience and confidence The workshop is based on the premise that “Better Leaders…

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference (Qld)

March 30 - April 1
Mantra Legends, Surfers Paradise, QLD + Google Map

GAIN THE TOOLS TO BETTER SUPPORT THE MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. The 2020 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference is a forum for professionals to connect, gain insight from industry experts and develop a greater understanding of mental health in children and adolescents from 3-19 years of age. Find out more about assessing, treating and providing ongoing mental health evaluations for children, young people and their families. Hear insight from industry experts who will discuss…

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April 2020

Is There A Better Way? Workshop (ADL)

April 1 @ 8:45 am - April 2 @ 4:30 pm
Education Development Centre,, 4 Milner Street,
Hindmarsh,, South Australia
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$505 – $610.50

Do you currently work with someone with complex communication needs?  Are they presenting 'difficult' behaviours that is hard to manage? Or are you looking at ways to reduce 'restrictive practices' in your home or workplace? "Is there a better way? – Exploring the role of communication for people with complex needs and behaviour that challenges" through a 2 Day Workshop, presented by Jaquie Mills & Debbie Lobb Is There a Better Way? is a 2 day workshop to help families…

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