NZDSN National Symposium – Effectively Supporting People with Very High Needs Post School

NZDSN National Symposium Auckland Effectively Supporting People with Very High needs Post School

  • Oct 14
    1 day, Wed 09:00 AM - Wed 04:00 PM
    • $150.00 excl. GST
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    An opportunity to focus on supporting individualised participation in everyday things in everyday places


    9.00:          Mihi Whakatau

    9.30:          The Enabling Good Lives Principles and what implementation looks like for people with Very High Needs. Mark Benjamin (Chief Executive SAMS and Care Matters; Co-facilitator EGL Mid Central Leadership Group) and Tina Lincoln (Care Matters facilitator and Co-facilitator EGL Mid Central Leadership Group)

    Personalised Approaches – Provider and Family Perspectives:  The what, why and how

    10.00:        Real World Living: Marian Galvin and families

    10.45:        Morning Tea

    11.00:        Manawanui: Sarah Gimson (General Manager, Customer Experience) and a family member

    11.45:        CCS Disability Action: Daniel Maseege (Service Manager Youth development and adults team) and family members

    12.30:        Lunch

    1.15:          Provider and Family Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities

    1.45:          Building a Communication and Choice Making Matrix – a first step to decision making: Lisa Martin (Director, Complex Carers Group)

    2.15:          Afternoon Tea

    2.30:          Supported Decision Making - Legal Perspectives: Nan Jensen (Director, Abilityworx; Family/disability law specialist)

    3.15:          Supported Decision making: Not just a how to - it's a must do!  Making human rights real in the everyday.  David Corner and Trish Grant IHC Advocacy 
    David is the Self Advocacy Advisor at IHC.  His job is to speak up about the human rights of people with intellectual disability.
    Trish leads IHC's advocacy work programme that seeks to increase government and community response to the human rights of people with intellectual disability.

    3.45:          Wrap up and Conclusion

    Fee: Funding from MSD enables us to offer a subsidised rate of: $150 plus GST
    Family/whanau members free.  If you are eligible for attending free please contact with your details.

    Exhibitors: There will be space available for organisations to exhibit and showcase products and services. Stands available from $175 plus GST. Contact:

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