Our Education team have a unique point of difference in that all of our programs are co-designed and co-led by a team of educators with and without disability. A significant number of our training packages for people with intellectual disability, are delivered free of charge depending on current funding availability.
As a team we have extensive experience in training and education, and particularly within the disability sector. We are passionate about and continually aim to:
- Build the capacity of people with intellectual disability to understand their rights and responsibilities, feel confident to stand up for their rights and know how to get help with their rights if they need it,
- Provide education to those who support people with intellectual disability with legal matters and rights issues including family, friends, disability support workers, community workers and advocates, and
- Build the capacity of the community, including the justice sector, to respect and respond more effectively to the needs of, and rights of, people with intellectual disability.
As a team we work together to do this by:
- Working collaboratively with people with intellectual disability
- Designing, developing and implementing training packages for the supporters of people with disability that are evidence based, practical and skills focused. These include, but are not limited to, providing training to police, lawyers and other justice personnel
- Developing practical evidence based resources to support learnings from our training packages
- Taking an interagency and collaborative approach to providing education and support to people intellectual disability
If you don’t find a training package that suits your needs, you may need a customised training package! We can customise training packages to accommodate specific needs; simply contact on of our education team and make an enquiry.Training for People with Intellectual Disability
Understand your rights and responsibilities, feel confident to stand up for your rights and know how to get help when you need it.
As a family, friend, disability support worker, community worker and advocate understand how to better support people with intellectual disability.
As a professional working in the legal sector learn how to respect and respond more effectively to the needs of, and rights of, people with intellectual disability.
As an IDRS Volunteer we require you to undertake comprehensive training to better understand people with intellectual disability, the criminal justice and or legal system and your role providing support.
Find out more about other services our training and education team can provide. For example; Customised Training and the Development of Easy Read Documentation.