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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
9am-5pm Monday - Thursday
T: 9841 444

Monday, 13 August 2012

Centre for Disability Studies workshops and seminars

The Centre for Disability Studies has a number of workshops and seminars scheduled over the next few weeks.

Registration and further information about all CDS events from 
Centre for Disability Studies, 02 9036 3600 or

28th August 2012, Camperdown


Trauma Informed Positive Behaviour Support and Complex Behaviour 

One Day Workshop

10 September 2012 

The Auditorium, Medical Foundation Building, 92-94 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown 
Cost – $169.00 per person

This one-day interactive workshop presents information regarding the impact of trauma and how that trauma affects the neurodevelopment of children into adulthood. The presenter will guide small groups through the process of applying the concepts presented in the workshop to one individual served by attendees. This will empower attendees to immediately use the concepts presented to integrate the information into Positive Behavior Support plans through the use of structural assessments. The training is appropriate for all staff at all levels of the organization. A background in psychology or medicine is not required!

Workshop will run for a minimum of 20 and maximum 40 participants 


18th - 19th September 2012, Ryde 


Strengthening Interactive Foundations for Person Centred Planning

Day 1 – September 4: 9.30am - 4pm
Sancta Sophia College, 8 Missenden Road, Camperdown 

Day 2  –  October 10: 9am - 1pm 
venue to be confirmed

$300.00 plus GST

This 1-day workshop and half day follow up will provide opportunities to discuss and problem solve issues relating to using PCP with people who have severe difficulties with communication (for example, people who have profound and multiple disabilities, people with autism and intellectual disability, people who appear to withdraw from interaction, and those who have behaviours which interfere with positive interactions). 

The themes of the workshop include: discussing tricky issues (for example, dealing with idiosyncratic preferences and people who appear to refuse interaction - the dance of boundaries); the Hanging Out Program as a support for PCP; using Video Interaction Guidance to enhance and uncover interaction; ownership of decisions and the legitimacy of opinions; and alternative communication (for example, eye gaze, mobility, facial expression, pictures and objects). 

The follow up day (October 10) will focus on reviewing participant videos (VIG) and identifying what is working, in addition to a discussion of the strategies trialled by participants since the initial workshop. This workshop are highly interactive in nature and will allow for a deep consideration of the challenges, and the generation of new possibilities to trial and reflect on. 


Medication management in supported living settings - half day workshop
Presented by Dr Seeta Durvasula and Sam Arnold 

Thursday 27 September 
9.00am - 1.00pm 
The Auditorium, Medical Foundation Building, 92-94 Parramatta Road, Camperdown 
Cost: $98.00 + GST

Everything you wanted to know about medications and medication management in a supported living setting but were too afraid to ask. This workshop is aimed at support workers and managers, and covers: 

·         What are medications? 
·         Adverse Drug Reactions 
·         Medication errors 
·         Specific medications – including psychotropics, anticonvulsants, antibiotics 
·         Practical aspects, including ADHC policies and funding requirements 
·         Documentation, Administration, Hygiene 
·         Storage and disposal 
·         Medication administration errors – prevention and response 
·         Supporting self administration 
·         Consent 


Registration and further information about all CDS events from 

Centre for Disability Studies (University of Sydney)

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