Respectful Relationships 

Cost: $57.32 per session (total for 3 sessions $171.96)

NDIS information:

  • Support category - Increased social and community participation
  • Support item - Individual life skills development and training 
  • Reference number - 09_009_0117_6_3

Who is this workshop for?

Adults with Down syndrome aged between 15 and 18 years.

When and where

Course date: Saturday 23rd March,  30th  March, 6th April 2019 
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford. 

Relationships can be hard work. In this workshop we will talk about the different kinds of relationships we can have. We will talk about friendships and the important things to know about making friends and being a good friend. This workshop will also talk about what is a boyfriend and what is a girlfriend and how this is different to other friendships you may have. In this workshop you will learn about growing up and how there may be lots of changes in how you feel, look and what you like to think about.  

What will be covered?

  • What is a respectful relationship?
  • How boyfriends/girlfriends are different to friends
  • What consent means
  • Safe ways of using social media

Guest speakers: Kardie Whelan, Disability and Community Educator, Family Planning Victoria
Kardie has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability), as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and has worked in a variety of disability settings, special schools and TAFEs. She has been at Family Planning for 10 years as a sexuality educator for people with cognitive disability of all ages, and is part of an award winning team, who won at the Award for Excellence in Improving Health at the 2014 Disability Awards. Kardie also provides professional learning to professionals and volunteers working in the disability sector, and facilitates information sessions for parents and carers.

Facilitator: Sonia Bonadio , Training and Information Manager & Family Support, Down Syndrome Victoria

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