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Younger People with very High & Complex Care Needs Conference  

Younger People with very High & Complex Care Needs Conference

14 - 15 June 2016 | Novotel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne

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The Younger People with Very High and Complex Care Needs Conference will bring together state disability services and health representatives, care and accommodation providers, key national bodies and researchers to discuss how to ensure that young people under 65 years of age with very high & complex care needs have greater choice and control in terms of their support and accommodation options.

2016 Speaker Faculty includes: 

  • Dr Di Winkler, CEO, Summer Foundation
  • Jennifer Crabtree, Manager Accommodation Services, Nulsen
  • Suzie Hoffman, Person Centred Planning Co-ordinator, Nulsen
  • Sladjana Mijailovic, Consumer, via video presentation
  • Yvonne Kromkamp, CEO, Mt St Vincent Nursing Home & Therapy Centre Inc.
  • Rebecca Jaggard, Psychologist, Interaction Disability Services
  • Michelle Henwood, Manager State-wide Behaviour Intervention Service, Department of Family & Community Services
  • Andrew Giles, National Policy Officer, MS Australia
  • Janet Wagland, Member Care Coordination Subcommittee, WA Disability Health Network & Manager Services for Younger People, Brightwater Care Group
  • Sandra Capito, Senior Nurse Clinician, Yooralla
  • Tom Worsnop, Executive Manager, Summer Foundation
  • Libby Callaway, Researcher, Monash University Occupational Therapy Department
  • Carolyn Finis, Community Relations Manager, Summer Foundation
  • Family perspective, The Littley Family 
  • Caroline Mulcahy, CEO, Carers Victoria
  • Jacqui Pierce, Director & Principal Consultant, Jacqueline Pierce & Associates; Manager, ARCsupport Karingal
  • Jo Watson, Lecturer in Disability & Inclusion, Deakin University, Burwood Campus
  • Nicola Crates, Practice Director, Possability
  • Dr Kerryn Bagley, NOFASD Australia
  • Meagan Saville, Occupational Therapist, Department for Communities & Social Inclusion
  • Dr Sheridan Forster, Speech Pathologist/ Researcher, Attentive Engagement

This year's highlights include:

  • Consumer perspectives - Hunter & Barwon NDIS trial sites
  • Summer Foundation’s innovative housing & support model
  • Improving communication between health & disability
  • Access to rehabilitation & restoration of function in line with an NDIS framework
  • Better outcomes from hospital admissions
  • Transition from childhood to adult services
  • Person centred planning & support
  • FASD - Vicarious trauma & advocacy in complex & inflexible environments
  • The push for integration across sectors, to improve life experiences
  • Practical strategies & organisational systems for supporting staff
  • Age-appropriate living arrangements & activities to promote independence
  • Community-based, multi-disciplinary teams assisting individuals to achieve their goals & aspirations
  • Enhance quality of life including using assistive technology & high quality interaction
  • Caring demands & needs - Challenges of accessing appropriate respite
  • Empower & enable people to raise their voice & have it heard in the NDIS world
  • The right to supported decision-making for those rarely heard
  • Delivering effective behaviour support

Click here to see the full Conference Agenda

SPECIAL GROUP BOOKING DISCOUNTS: Book 3 delegates and 4th comes free - All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify - Please contact Customer Service on 02 9080 4307 or to take up this offer.

CONCESSION RATE: We are delighted to offer a special concession rate for people living with a disability, their family and/or carers to attend the conference and will be asking you to provide some details about how you qualify for this rate. Our customer service team will contact you shortly after you have registered to finalise your booking.

ACCESSIBLE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS: The 2016 Younger People with Very High and Complex Care Needs Conference venue is wheelchair accessible. Hearing loops and live captioning will be provided for the duration of the event. If you have any additional conference participation requirements (e.g. auslan interpreters, large print program etc.) please inform us by 4 weeks prior to the summit to ensure availability. These supports will be available upon request only. Delegates will need to organise their own personal carers.

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