Join our workshop for families about building and supporting independence!
Date: Thursday 2 December
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (VIC)
We will be online to help you get set up, test out the Zoom platform and help with any technical difficulties so please log on from 6:15pm.
This is an online event.
About the event
This workshop is for family members of an adult with Down syndrome about building and supporting independence. This workshop is for family members who want to support an adult with Down syndrome to be more independent and make more of their own decisions.
It is a free online event.
By the end of this workshop participants will have:
- A greater understanding of why independence is important for people with Down syndrome.
- An understanding on the ways to support people with Down syndrome to be more independent.
Register below to join the workshop.
To register, please visit our online registration page.
Diane Dean lives in a regional border community and has three adult children.
Diane’s youngest child has Down syndrome and has been living independently with supports, for the past eight years. She strongly believes in people with Down syndrome being able to experience the same opportunities of independent living and decision making as her other children.
Diane is looking forward to sharing her experiences and lessons learned on the journey to building and supporting independence.
Debby is a social worker with a long history in the disability sector. She started out in direct services, and then worked with the Association for Children with a Disability for a few years after her second child was born with a disability.
Following that with a stint in case management she then returned to the Association for Children with a Disability as the Coordinator of ACD Educate with a focus on assisting parents in preparing for the NDIS.
Debby firmly believes in never being afraid to try new things and make some mistakes on the way. It’s all part of life and learning.