Wednesday, 05. June 2019, TBA, What You Always Needed to Know about Intellectual Impairment but were Mostly Never Told

The purpose of this workshop is to explore and understand the nature of intellectual impairment, and to examine the impact it has on the lives of people, and its implications for those who support them. This crucial subject is seldom directly addressed in formal courses, though many assumptions abound about how an intellectual disability influences the day to day support of people. In addition to examining some of (what might be termed) challenges in having an intellectual impairment, we will also examine some of the assets that people have but which are often not recognised.
have been denied so many beneficial features of a good life to have better lives and greater involvement in their communities. The importance of valued social roles will be considered, and how positive roles can be supported and developed.
About the workshop:
Often we speak about focusing on the ‘ordinary’ and ‘typical’ ways and means to help people have access to the good things of life. However, it’s also necessary to understand and appreciate how intellectual impairment can affect people in very real ways.
Participants will gain greater insight into the challenges that people **** in their daily lives, as well as gaining an appreciation of how easily others misunderstand and mistreat people with an intellectual disability.
The workshop will equip participants in practical ways by offering four windows to look through as a way of understanding people’s needs and how best to respond to meet those needs.
Some of the Topics include:

The impact of Intellectual impairment
How to respond when it’s not clear why people are doing what they’re doing
The relationship between the challenges of intellectual impairment and difficulties we can all experience

Who should Attend:
This informative workshop is for all of those who are looking for practical ways to support people with an intellectual impairment to succeed and be understood.
This will include family members of people with disability and workers at all levels, including direct support workers and managers, Principals, teachers, teachers’ assistants, therapists.
Can I use NDIS funding to pay for my ticket?
Yes you can use NDIS if it is in line with your goals. Contact Jan for more individualised information
Can I get a tax invoice?
Yes, you can, just follow the registration process and when you get to the payment section click the dropdown arrow and select 'pay via invoice'. When you recieve your confirmation email, your tax invoice will be attached to that email.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Jan Kruger: jan@ or 0458282545
What's the refund policy?
Full refund 7 days prior to event. No refunds after this date.

What You Always Needed to Know about Intellectual Impairment but were Mostly Never Told

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