Housing Options – Pathways to Independence Workshop

August 28, 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm (VIC)

Online (Workshop)

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Join our online housing workshop!

 

This workshop will explore housing options, making decisions about housing and how the NDIS can be used to help people with Down syndrome to more independent housing. This is a basic introduction to your family member’s housing journey. 

This event is for the family members of an adult with Down syndrome.

Dates

Date: Saturday 28 August 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (VIC)

Location

This is an online workshop. You will receive Zoom details upon registration.

About the event

This is a free workshop is for family members of an adult with Down syndrome. The workshop will explore housing options, making decisions about housing and how the NDIS can be used to help people with Down syndrome to more independent housing. This is a basic introduction to your family member’s housing journey. 

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

  • Awareness as to how you can support the person with Down syndrome to be involved and make decisions regarding housing 
  • Greater understanding of the housing options for people with Down syndrome 
  • Increased knowledge of the funding available through the NDIS to support independent housing options. 

Sponsored by Down Syndrome Australia. Pathways to Independence Project – Department Social Services 

Register below to join the workshop.

To register

To register, please visit our online registration page.

Presenters

Debby Fraumano

Debby Fraumano, Adult Support Manager

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.

Jo Middleton, Parent

Jo Middleton lives in regional Victoria and has 3 adult children, one of whom has Down syndrome. Jo’s son has recently moved out of home into a share house with other young people. Jo is passionate about people with Down syndrome building independence and having a good life. She is excited to share her experiences with other family members on their housing journey. 

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