A three-day workshop on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2019

Venue: CDLP, Institute for Life Course and Society, NUIG, Newcastle Road, Galway
Facilitators: Bruce Uditsky, CEO Emeritus & Robin Acton, Past President, Inclusion Alberta
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm each day
Cost: €300 includes lunch, snacks, tea/coffee

Using stories, video, presentations and exercises participants will gain an understanding of how to further and deepen their family members’ inclusion in community life across the lifespan.

Day 1

A socio-historical perspective on the societal devaluation of individuals with intellectual and other disabilities

The life-wounding experiences that flow from devaluation

Means of combatting social devaluation and enabling a good life

  • Normalization
  • Social Role Valorization
  • Normative Pathways and Community Capacity

Day 2

The historical, current and future role of families in enabling inclusive lives

  • Individually
  • Collectively
  • Family Leadership & Advocacy Development
  • Lessons learned

Creating a life enhancing vision

  • The value and limits of person-centered planning and individualized funding
  • Participants will further enhance and craft their vision of an inclusive life

Day 3

Achieving Quality Inclusive Education

  • History
  • Evidence
  • Defining quality practice

Inclusive post-secondary education

  • Defining quality inclusion
  • Outcomes
  • Parental roles

Avenues to employment

  • Career development
  • The power of parental expectations
  • Youth Employment
  • Employment partnerships
  • Natural supports

Facilitating community engagement, participation and relationships Strategies to move from presence to belonging

For more information or to book a place contact rachel@leapireland.com
or call Rachel Cassen on 087 6130165