Training for parents/carers

March-July 2019

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Down Syndrome Victoria is proud to offer the following workshops for families. Our workshops build knowledge and skills to assist people with Down syndrome to live fulfilled lives.

Facilitating and supporting respectful relationships

Saturday 16th March 
11:00am - 1:00pm
DSV Offices
18/71 Victoria Cresent Abbotsford
$114.64 per person Morning tea provided

Who is this workshop for?

Parents and carers of people with Down syndrome aged between 15-18 years

Aim / outcome

Join us for a frank discussion about your son/daughter becoming an adult. This workshop will focus predominantly on age appropriate behaviour, your son/ daughter’s rights and responsibilities, consent, facilitating and supporting friendships and relationships, and the use of social media.

Guest speakers

KARDELLA WHELAN:
Disability and Community Educator, Family Planning Victoria

Facilitators

SONIA BONADIO: Training & Information Manager and Family Support Worker, DSV
More information / register

Respectful relationships

Saturday 23rd March, 30th March and 6th April 
11:00am - 1:00pm
DSV Offices
18/71 Victoria Cresent Abbotsford
$57.32 per session (total for 3 sessions $171.96)
Please note: This workshop is a 3-part series. It is expected participants will attend all 3 sessions.
Morning tea provided
Parking available at the front of office

Who is this workshop for?

People with Down syndrome aged between 15-18 years.

Aim / outcome

A workshop about friendships, boyfriends and girlfriends and how these relationships differ, as well as the changes that happen during these important years, on a physical, emotional and mental level. You will gain tips on how to talk about these issues and who you can talk to. You will also learn about social media and how to use it safely.

Guest speakers

KARDELLA WHELAN:
Disability and Community Educator, Family Planning Victoria

Facilitators

SONIA BONADIO:
Training & Information Manager and Family Support Worker, DSV.
More information / register

Introduction to the NDIS

Thursday 28th March 2019
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
The R.I.S.E. Centre
38 Packham Street, Shepparton

And

Saturday 11th May 2019
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Down Syndrome Victoria Office
18/71 Victoria Cresent, Abbotsford (parking available at the front of office)

Cost: Members - $15
Non-members - $30
Followed by a light lunch

Who is this workshop for? 

Parents/Carers who are preparing for their son/daughter’s first NDIS plan.  

Aim/outcome

Gain a clear understanding of the NDIS:
  • Learn how the NDIS works
  • How to prepare and what to expect
  • Learn about what is funded
  • How to manage the funds and the monitoring and review process
  • Facilitator

    Debby Fraumano: Adult Support Manager, Down Syndrome Victoria

    More information / register

    Younger Onset Dementia: Part 1

    Friday 5th July 2019 
    10:30am - 2:00pm
    DSV Offices
    18/71 Victoria Cresent Abbotsford
    Parking available at the front of office
    $200.62

    Who is this workshop for?

    Family and carers of adults who have Down syndrome

    Aim / outcome

    Develop a greater understanding of Younger Onset Dementia and Down syndrome, and how to prepare for the ageing of a loved one. This workshop will centre of current evidence-based research.

    Guest speakers

    PROFESSOR CHRISTINE BIGBY - LiD, LaTrobe Facilitator

    DEBBY FRAUMANO: Adult Support, DSV

    More information / register

     

    Younger Onset Dementia: Part 2

    Wednesday 10th July 2019 
    10:30am - 2:00pm
    DSV Offices
    18/71 Victoria Cresent Abbotsford
    Parking available at the front of office
    $200.62

    Who is this workshop for?

    Family and carers of adults who have Down syndrome

    Aim / outcome

    Develop a greater understanding of Younger Onset Dementia and Down syndrome, and how to prepare for the ageing of a loved one. This workshop will focus on developing practical strategies.

    Guest Speakers

    JANELLE RUSS:
    Social Support Co-ordinator - Client Services, Dementia Australia Facilitator

    DEBBY FRAUMANO: Adult Support, DSV

    More information / register

    DSV training is now provided as an NDIS support

    Previously DSV Training was able to offer workshops at low cost to families, as they were heavily subsidised by the generosity of government and philanthropic grants. Unfortunately these avenues are no longer available with the introduction of the NDIS. DSV has now become a registered NDIS service provider so we can continue to offer workshops.

    Workshop fees can be claimed through individual NDIS plans under Capacity Building Supports. See “More Information” for specific NDIS funding details for each workshop.

    If your son/daughter does not have this item in their NDIS plan or does not yet have an NDIS plan, workshop fees can be paid privately.

    If you wish to include Training for Carers/Parents in your son/daughter’s next NDIS plan, DSV Training can provide you with information to take to their planning meeting. If you have any queries please call us on 9486 9600 or email: training@dsav.asn.au.