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ASID NZ 2017 Support Workers Talking

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ASID NZ 2017 Support Workers Talking

Friday, 11th Aug 2017
Contact:   Olive Webb

Support Workers Talking:  What, Where and How?

At last, an event just for SUPPORT WORKERS! 


ASID is delighted to host a forum that recognises the critical role of support workers in NZ in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.  At this forum support workers will share stories, ideas, achievements and challenges.  They will get a real sense of their own expertise, be able to learn from each other, and discover new resources.


11th August 2017

Registration opens 5.30pm

Welcome Programme includes entertainment, drinks and light refreshments

Where:  Hao Room at the Halswell Library, Halswell Road

12th August 2017

Registration opens 8.30am

Programme between 9am and 4pm

    • World Café - Conversations about important questions: what’s happening; what’s my job; how would new tech make it easier; how do I stop bad behaviour; how important are ‘consequences’?  
      Facilitated by John Grant
    • Confronting ‘Unmentionables and Frightening’: the challenging things that support workers do: the things that frighten us and disgust us, incontinence, assault, over demands, unrealistic expectations and more. 
      Facilitated by Adrian Higgins
    • Learning Marketplace - new initiatives and technologies for support - a place to see and hear about: new devices; new apps; video training; video self-modelling; new social enterprises to benefit people with ID; planning for emergencies
    • Rebekah McCullough, Intellectual Disability specialist and advocate, will bring our journey of discussion and discovery together and point us ahead.

Where:  Hillmorton High School Upland Unit  (access off Upland Road)


All fees are in $NZ .

ASID Members - $100
Non Members - $120


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A number of motels are located nearby on Lincoln and Halswell Roads and around the Addington raceway.


Contact person: 
Olive Webb

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