Who is speaking at the issues night, Thursday 5th November? RSVP Melbourne cup day!

ECA NSW is holding an Issues Night. Topic: Inclusion Support.

Thursday 5th November, 2015. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Blacktown Civic Centre, 5th floor, 62 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown City Council

Inclusion support is undergoing many changes that will affect services. Our panel of experts discuss their experiences with inclusion support, the NDIS trial and the future of inclusion in services.

The expert panel:

  • Poppy Brown, KU Children’s Services

Poppy Brown Poppy Brown is the General Manager for Early Education Inclusion at KU Children’s Services. KU manages a range of programs which assist the inclusion of all children in quality education and care services including children with additional needs such as children with disability, children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and refugee and humanitarian backgrounds and Indigenous children. These include KU’s Education Support and Family Services team supporting inclusion in KU services, Family Programs and NDIS services, Inclusion Support Agencies and the National Inclusion Support Subsidy Provider though the Inclusion and Professional Support Program and Adult Migrant English Program.

  • Darleen Tayor, First Chance Newcastle

Darleen Taylor

 Darleen Taylor, General Manager Firstchance

Darleen is a Social Worker who has primarily worked in community development roles and later in management positions over the last 20 years (or so). Darleen worked for 10 years in local government across 3 councils performing a range of community development, advocacy and social planning functions. This was followed by a move into senior management roles within the NGO sector in the Hunter.   Darleen’s passion is working with and for people with a disability and their families and most of her professional career has been spent in the disability sector.Darleen is currently the General Manager of Firstchance, a not for profit organisation specialising in early childhood intervention supports.

Firstchance was the first ADHC funded early childhood intervention organisation to transition to the NDIA in the Hunter trial site in October 2013. Darleen’s presentation “Riding the NDIS roller coaster” contains a reflection on the experiences of Firstchance over the last 21 months.

  • Linda Rolland, First Chance, Newcastle. 

Bookings essential. $5 ECA Member, $10 non ECA member (includes supper)

RSVP : Tuesday COB, 3rd November. http://www.trybooking.com/165479

This event is sponsored by Blacktown City Council.

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