ACD together with the Department of Education and Training are very proud to announce the upcoming launch of two new web resources for families of children with a disability
Supporting families of students with a disability in Victorian primary and secondary schools, and
Rock Solid is a first of its kind website for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with school-aged or younger children with special needs in Victoria
With special guest
The Hon James Merlino MP, Minister for Education
When: Thursday, 15th October 2015 Time: 10am – 11am
Where: Thornbury Primary School
16-22 Hutton Street, Thornbury
RSVP: 5th October to email@example.com or phone ACD on 9818 2000
What are the resources about?
Learning Together is a new online resource jam-packed with information, practical tips and stories shared by other families about how to support their child’s education journey. The information in Learning Together is based on ACD’s 30+ years of giving parent-to-parent support on many issues concerning education and schools. It empowers families to build positive relationships with their child’s school and to resolve any issues as they arise. Key information in Learning Together has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Punjab, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Learning Together is a comprehensive resource for families of children with a disability in both mainstream and specialist settings, and will also be of great interest to educators and school leaders.
Rock Solid is a resource developed for the Aboriginal community and complements Learning Together. It uses quotes, stories, ideas and language that aim to connect strongly with Aboriginal families. The pages of Rock Solid are like stepping stones to support families with their child’s education journey, from the early years and through school. Rock Solid weaves together information about schools and services from ACD’s everyday work supporting families, the voices of Elders and Aboriginal families, and the voice of Aboriginal researcher and community advocate Jody Barney. The information in Rock Solid is for everyone – Elders, parents and carers, young people themselves, and for everyone involved in caring for Aboriginal children.
For further information about this event please contact Taryn Hinton at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Image: from left: Jody Barney, Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Diane Kerr and Boonwurrung Elder Aunty Carolyn Briggs