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

Registrations Now Open 

Wednesday 14th October 2020
9:00AM – 4:00PM

Venue: Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport, 18 Airpark Drive

An opportunity to focus on supporting individualised participation
in everyday things in everyday places


9:00am    Mihi Whakatau 

9:30am    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 perspectives: why, what and how?

10:00am   Real World Living: Marian Galvin and families

10:45am   Morning Tea

11:00am   Manawanui: Sarah Gimson (General Manager, Customer Experience) and a family member

11:45am   CCS Disability Action: Daniel Maseege (Service Manager Youth development and adults team) and family members

12:30pm   Lunch

1:15pm     Provider and Family Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities

1:45pm     Building a Communication and Choice Making Matrix – a first step to decision making: Lisa Martin (Director, Complex Carers Group)

2:15pm     Afternoon Tea 

2:30pm     Supported Decision Making – Legal Perspectives: Nan Jensen (Director, Abilityworx, Family/disability law specialist)

3:15pm    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.

3:45pm      Wrap Up and Conclusion

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Fee: Funding from MSD enables us to offer a subsidised rate of: $150 plus GST
Family members Free

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