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An exciting opportunity to hear Dr. Margaret and Jeremy Ward from Brisbane, Australia, share their experiences of building a rich and meaningful life for their daughter Mena and the steps involved in supporting her to live in her own home successfully for more than 10 years.
This Workshop promises to be inspiring, informative and practical as they describe the journey of supporting Mena to attend her local school, getting a job, having her own home, making friends and finding housemate.
Marg and Jeremy epitomise the importance of love and belonging in peoples lives and are convinced of the power of families and service providers working together in a mutually respectful way. The workshop will outline how this can be achieved.
This event is not to be missed.
Time will be allocated for Questions and Answers, and there will be an opportunity to meet the Wards and network during the day.
Please contact us if you need wheelchair access.
Tea/Coffee and a hot lunch is included.
Venue: Room B08, AIT, Athlone.
Registration on the day from 8.45 am.
Dr. Margaret Ward, Architect is a fellow researcher at the school of Human Services and Social Work in Griffith University, Brisbane.
Marg has had a varied career as a policy writer, service provider and advocate in the areas of social inclusion, housing and disability.
Jeremy Ward, Lawyer, has many years experience in disability advocacy in the law as it relates to people with disabilities and assisting families to plan for the future. Jeremy established Pave the Way at Mamre Association in Brisbane in 2002 where he worked in various roles until 2012.
In 2015 Jeremy published 'The Shouted Goodbye', his memoir of reflections on his life with his daughter Mena.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Bus/Train: Citylink bus have regular Dublin-Galway buses which arrive and depart from the Campus, see http://www.citylink.ie/timetables. There is also the option of travelling by rail into Athlone train station which is just a 5 mins taxi ride.
By car, coming from Dublin / Galway:
Take Exit 8 off M6 (Athlone East, Birr). At the Kilmartin N6 roundabout, take last exit i.e. heading into Athlone on ‘old’ Dublin Road. Continue on until you get to the Main gate of AIT which is on the right, and turn into the campus. Paid car-parking available on the campus, and there is an underground carpark towards the rear.
What's the refund policy?
If you book your ticket but unfortunately have to cancel please give us 3 working days' notice to avail of full refund.
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Vita House in association with SRV Ireland
Vita House Family Centre is a place of welcome for all, where families and individuals are encouraged and supported to develop their true potential.
CRO Number: 475518 CHY Number: 19275 Charity Reg Number: 20075385
SRV Ireland is based on Social Role Valorisation (SRV) which is a theory of practice in human services developed by Dr Wolf Wolfensberger and has an Irish Study Group which works with a number of Internationally acclaimed consultants and trainers. It is followed by agencies and families to support change so that people can have access to the good things in life.