Training for parents/carers

September-November 2018

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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.

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.

Down syndrome and developmental milestones ages 0-2 years

Saturday 15th September
10:30am - 2:00pm
$200.62
Light lunch provided

Who is this workshop for?

Parents and carers of children aged between 0 and 2 years

Aim / outcome

This workshop has a specific focus on the early emotional, physical and cognitive stages of development and the specific considerations required to address the care needs of an infant who has Down syndrome. The workshop will discuss the importance of attachment and how the diagnosis of Down syndrome may impact on this. The workshop will also offer strategies to address and enhance speech development and motor skills within this developmental life stage.

Guest speakers

DR MEGAN CHAPMAN
Clinical Psychologist and Coordinator, Infant Mental Health Team Royal Children’s Hospital, and Early Intervention Specialists.

Facilitator

SONIA BONADIO:
Training & Information Manager and Family Support Worker, DSV
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Facilitating and supporting respectful relationships

Saturday 6th October
11:00am - 1:00pm
$114.64
Morning tea provided

Who is this workshop for?

Parents and carers of people with Down syndrome aged between 16 and 30 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

LUCY BAIN:
Training & Information Manager, DSV
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Respectful relationships

Saturday 13th October
11:00am - 1:00pm
$114.64
Morning tea provided

Who is this workshop for?

People with Down syndrome aged between 16 and 30 years

Aim / outcome

A workshop about relationships, sexuality and dating for adults with Down syndrome to learn about and discuss these matters in a safe and supported environment

Guest speakers

KARDELLA WHELAN:
Disability and Community Educator, Family Planning Victoria

Facilitators

LUCY BAIN:
Training & Information Manager, DSV.
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Positive behaviour support

Saturday 20th October
10:30am - 2:00pm
$200.62
Light lunch provided

Who is this workshop for?

Parents and carers of children with Down syndrome aged between 2 and 8 years

Aim / outcome

Develop an understanding of the principles and evidence base for positive behaviour strategies and Down syndrome and how you can implement these in your daily family life

Guest speakers

JENNI SALATHIEL:
Specialist Teacher Early Intervention

Facilitators

SONIA BONADIO: Training & Information
Manager and Family Support Worker, DSV
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Legal matters

Saturday 17th November
10:00am - 12:00pm
$114.64
Morning tea provided

Who is this workshop for?

Parents and carers with a son or daughter with Down syndrome of any age

Aim / outcome

This workshop will provide an overview of the legal issues that relate to individuals with Down syndrome and their family/carers.

Guest speakers

Trent McGregor

Facilitators

SONIA BONADIO:
Training & Information Manager and Family Support Worker, DSV
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