SKILLS FOR LIFE – SEMINAR FOR PARENTS (FREE) AND PROFESSIONALS ($25)
August 23 @ 8:00 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm
How can we support children with vision impairment to become socially competent, confident and independent?
How can we help children with vision impairment to make the transition from school to the workplace and the wider world?
Where would you like your child or student to be in ten years time?
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT are pleased to present this seminar for parents and professionals. Dr Karen Wolffe is widely published and recognised as an expert in the areas of career education, social skills development, transition issues and employment opportunities for people with vision impairment.
Dr Wolffe will talk about the importance oforientation and mobility, active social experiences and activities of daily living skills in the lives of children/youth with vision impairment.
The need for these life skills in transitioning from school to work will be emphasised. Dr Wolffe will also discuss the importance of teaching disability specific skills, and the need for parents and concerned professionals to advocate for these essential componentsof the Expanded Core Curriculum.
23rd – 31st August, 2017
Locations Chatswood, St Edmunds College Wahroonga, Blacktown, Wollongong, Coffs Harbour,Albury, Canberra & Newcastle
Fees Parents are admitted free. Other service providers $25.
Light refreshments will be served.
Contact your local Guide Dogs office on 1800 484 333 for details.