Parents and carers of students with disability are invited to attend the Disability Policy & Programs July 2021 Parent Forum
Hosted by the Department for Education, the Parent Forums are to inform and engage with parents or carers about the services and supports available for children and young people with disability.
The theme for the day is ‘Navigating Together’, and will open with the keynote ‘My Lived Experience’, by Matt Cowdrey OAM, Member for Colton and Paralympian.
Matt presently holds numerous world records. He has a congenital amputation of his left arm; it stops just below the elbow. He competed at the 2004 Paralympic Games, 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2008 Paralympic Games, 2010 Commonwealth Games, and the 2012 Paralympic Games. After the 2012 London Games, he is the most successful Australian Paralympian, having won thirteen Paralympic gold medals and twenty three Paralympic medals in total. On 10 February 2015, Cowdrey announced his retirement from swimming.
Participants will then have the opportunity to attend 2 workshops:
- Transition to high school – Moving into high school can be challenging for all young people and will be especially true for the year 6 and 7 students moving with the double cohort in 2022. The session will focus on what good transition can look like from both the primary and the secondary school and how parents/carers can be active participants in partnership with school staff.
- The Behaviour Support Toolkit – The Behaviour Support toolkit is designed for staff in education, early childhood and care services. Our educators and carers work every day to support positive behaviour for children and young people.
- Student Support Services: making the connections – This session will include the disciplines that make up Student Support Services (SSS), the type of work managed by the team, how services can be accessed and Q&A
Find more information about the presenters and sessions here.
The forums provide a safe and supportive environment to share experiences, obtain information and strategies, as well as providing the opportunity to have your questions answered. The information you provide will assist in the planning of future forums.
Numbers are limited and will be held maintaining current COVID 19 guidelines.
WHEN: Thursday 1 July 2021
9.30 am – 10.00 am Register/tea/coffee
10.00am – 2.30pm Parent Forum
WHERE: Special Education Resource Unit
72A Marlborough Street
Henley Beach South Australia