Community Connections – a Pathways to Independence workshop

March 17, 2022

6:30 pm (VIC)

Online (Workshop)

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Let’s talk about why being a part of the community is important.

This workshop is for family members of an adult with Down syndrome. In this workshop we will explore why being a part of the community is important and the ways you can support the person with Down syndrome to join in and create connections in their community. We will explore how NDIS funding can be used to support connecting and participating in the community.


Date: Thursday 17 March

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (VIC)

Log on from 6:15pm, we will be online to help you get set up, test out the Zoom platform and help with any technical difficulties.


This is an online event.

About the event

This is a free event for families of people with Down syndrome.

Workshop objectives, by the end of this workshop you will have:

  • A greater understanding of community participation and why it is important
  • Ways to support the person to overcome some barriers to participation
  • Strategies for supporting community participation

To Register

To register, please visit our online registration page:


Debby Fraumano

Debby Fraumano

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.

Julie Fisher

Julie Fisher lives on the Mornington Peninsula and is mum to 3 boys. Her youngest son is 15 years old and lives with Down Syndrome. Julie is author of The Unexpected Journey and The Magic of Inclusion and is very passionate about raising awareness for inclusion and acceptance.

Julie enjoys sharing her journey and passion with others to help create a more inclusive world for her son and others living with Down Syndrome.

She loves the lessons her son teaches her and her family and is proud that he is the driving force behind realising her dream of becoming an author.

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