- Support category - Improved Daily Living Skills
- Support item - Training for Parents and Carers
- Reference number - 15_038_0117_1_3
Who is this workshop for?
Parents and carers with a son or daughter with Down syndrome of any age.
When and where
Course date: Saturday 17th November
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford.
Lawyer and father of Alfie who has Down syndrome, Trent McGregor will guide you through all the tricky areas of legal practice and disability including wills, trusts, special disability trusts and more.
Everyone with decision-making capacity has the right to make their own decisions about the things that affect them. Learn how to apply supported decision making strategies in order to safeguard the rights of your son/daughter to maintain their independence and make decisions for themselves.
Supportive attorney appointments are one way a person can be supported to make and act on their decisions. You will learn what a supportive attorney is along with how, why and when a supportive attorney would be appointed.
What will be covered?
- Disability trusts, wills, estate planning and other legal matters
- Supported decision making powers and what it means
- The concept of Supportive Attorneys
Guest speakers: Trent McGregor, Lawyer
Facilitator: Sonia Bonadio, Training and Information Manager and Family Support Worker, Down Syndrome Victoria.
Trent was admitted to legal practice in 2006 and has worked in a variety of firms and trustee companies, deciding very early on in his professional life that estate planning, wills, trusts, and estate administration was to be his area of expertise. He particularly enjoys helping people find a solution, and understands that every client is unique.
Trent now works at Robertson Hyetts, a firm based in Bendigo, Victoria. He lives in Castlemaine with his wife Jen, his 22 month old daughter Evelyn, and his 7 month old son Alfred. Alfie rocks his extra chromosome-21 with pride and style.
Trent was raised in rural Victoria and was taught from an early age to understand the importance of hard work and building strong relationships. Before kids, Trent enjoyed bush walking with family, rock climbing, and playing and listening to blues and roots music. One day, he might do those things again. He is a passionate and highly delusional Essendon supporter.