How accessible are your planning resources and processes?
The Independent Living Centre is pleased to host Scope - Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre for this exciting workshop, to assist organisations and service providers to improve the accessibility of their individual plans and the planning process.
People with disabilities often require and benefit from information presented in alternative formats. This workshop will focus on how to write an Individual Support Plan in Easy English. We will explore techniques to make the plan ‘easy to read’. You will have the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice with the expert assistance of the trainer.
Plain Language, Easy English – what is the difference?
Examples of individual plans and other relevant resources currently available in Easy English.
The planning process – how to use visual supports effectively in the planning process, e.g. communication aids, calendars and talking mats.
‘Clear Written Communications: The Easy English Style Guide’ and checklist
Overview of all aspects of development of Easy English
Practise in developing your written language to Easy English
This workshop is suitable for staff working in the disability and aged care sector who develop, participate or write plans. For example:
- Local Coordinators
- NDIS Planners
- Support Staff
- Community Liaison Officers
- Key Workers
- Community Engagement Officers
- Aged Care Managers
- Coordinators and others writing
person centred plans
Speaker: Anna is speech pathologist from Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre (CIRC) in Melbourne. She works primarily in the areas of communication access and accessible information, and is passionate about developing the capacity of individuals, businesses and organisations in order to create more inclusive and accepting communities for all. In her role at CIRC, Anna has developed and delivered customised training packages to a range of government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. She has also presented nationally at a number of conferences, including the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID), Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA), the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD), and AGOSCI (topics on complex communication needs).
Bring an individual plan with you: You will have the opportunity to begin development of your own document into Easy English. This will ensure you get the best results from the day.
Bring an iPad with you: If you have an iPad we recommend you bring it with you with the following app installed:
Book Creator ($6.49) http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/book-creator-for-ipad/id442378070
For more information about Easy English, visit http://www.scopevic.org.au/service/accessible-information/
Morning tea, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
If you would like more details please contact Danika on email@example.com or 08 9381 0600.
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Independent Living Centre WA
The mission of the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is to guide people’s choices to access assistive equipment, technology and services for independence and wellbeing.
We do this through information, advice, consultation, assessment, prescription, therapy, funding, hire, respite, training and support services.
Our service areas include Assistive Equipment and Technology, Noah’s Ark WA, Grants and Equipment Funding, Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment, Training and Carer Respite and Support.
The ILC is a not-for-profit organisation staffed by experienced health professionals and accessed by people with a disability, older people, their carers, service providers, health professionals and educators.