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Isaac and Cameron’s UnConvention

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - January 15 @ 3:00 pm

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This event will be a fantastic opportunity for Isaac & Cameron’s support networks to gather together, relax, learn and have fun. During the weekend we will get to know Isaac & Cameron better, strengthen our knowledge of how to better support Isaac and Cameron to create and enjoy a good life and build a rapport between the two groups.

 

Reynella Homestead is a working sheep, cattle and horse station, set in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains two hours drive from Canberra. It offers lodge style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.

We have exclusive use of the Homestead for the weekend from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. All meals provided by the property chef and special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

This invitation is extended to everyone in Isaac and Cameron’s support network including family, friends, housemates, mentors, support workers and teachers.

Here’s what’s on our program

Friday January 13

6:00 pm – Check in
6:30 pm – Welcome to Country led by Adrian Brown – Isaac’s awesome new friend and Ngunnawal man.
7:00 pm – Welcome Dinner
7:30 pm – A discussion about how people with disability can be devalued – even unknowingly or unintentionally by well meaning people – even us! We will think about what we can do to make sure we promote a positive image for Isaac and Cameron when we are out and about in the community with them.

Saturday January 14

7:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – SoSafe – a workshop on how we can help Isaac and Cameron to understand the degree of communicative and physical intimacy appropriate with different groups of people in an individual’s life. We will also look at strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner.
10:30 am – morning tea
11:00 am – Conversations with Isaac and Cameron – a workshop on helping Isaac and Cameron to initiate and participate in two way conversations.
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Horse riding or a tour of the Yarrongobilly Caves
4:30 pm – Free time or Stretching Class led by Karen Caldwell where you will learn the principles of safe and efficient stretching to help you improve balance, postural strength and mobility and help you relax after horse riding or walking through the Caves.
6:00 pm – A discussion of how we are going including Isaac and Cameron in our activities and how we can do better.
6:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – games night

Sunday January 15

7:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Indigenous cultural bush walk and ochre painting with Ngunnawal man Adrian Brown
10:30 am – Morning tea
11:00 am – Thinking about behaviour that others find challenging – Led by Jaquie Mills and Bronwyn Pike from WAIS in Perth. This session will help us explore why Isaac and Cameron can sometimes behave in ways others describe as challenging and how we can prevent and respond to them appropriately.
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Turbo charging Isaac’s Microboard and Cameron’s circle – Led by Jaquie Mills – how are we doing and what could we do better?
2:00 pm – Planning for 2017 – Led by Jaquie Mills what will we be aiming to achieve in 2017 and what strategies shall we use?
2:30 pm – Setting up a side by side program – Led by Bronwyn Pike – how can our two groups continue to support each other to achieve our goals in 2017?
3:00 pm – unconvention closes.

Details

Start:
January 13 @ 6:00 pm
End:
January 15 @ 3:00 pm

Venue

Reynella Homestead
669 Kingston Rd
Adaminaby, 2629 Australia
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Organisers

Karen Caldwell
Sheree Henley