These links provide information about events run by other organisations that might be of interest to people with Down syndrome, their families, carers and professionals who support them
10am - 12 noon, 1 April 2017 - Marrickville
All sibling relationships can be complex and ever-changing, but when a brother or sister has a disability it can be more complicated Would you like to meet other adult siblings to share experiences and support? Siblings Australia is establishing a local peer support network and we welcome ALL adult sibs no matter what role, if any, that you play.
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 19 April 2017 - Sydney
Centre for Disability Studies, Sydney University
Mental health problems occur more frequently in people with developmental disability than in others in the community. These conditions can significantly affect the quality of life and general well-being of the individual, family members and / or other carers.
This workshop aims to build the capacity of existing staff to provide psychotherapy/counselling/support to people who experience mild to moderate intellectual disability and who are also experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, and/ or depression.
Presented by Clinical Prof. Vivienne Riches (clinical psychologist) and Laura Hogan (occupational therapist)
The theme 'Pushing the Boundaries' reflects the major challenges facing all communities who desire to realise the goals of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In Australasia, it encompasses the issues arising from new approaches to service provision such as increased self-direction, choice and control. ASID’s focus is research to practice – the dialogue between researchers, practitioners, service providers, governments, families and people with intellectual disability which has the goal of finding better ways to support inclusion for individuals and to change systems.