All Means All: A person centred approach to inclusion.

04 November 2015
10 am - 2 pm

#artcore is offering a half training day looking at ways to work with people in a person-centred, inclusive way. Topics will include communication and autism awareness.
The main focus of this workshop will be including and supporting young disabled people within groups and traineeships.

Course Details
Duration: 1/2 Day Course
Status: Running
Venue: Out of the Blue A & E, 36 Dalmeny Street
Trainer: Catherine Dempsey, Alexander Warren, Steve Coulson
Cost for Voluntary Organisations: Free. Individuals: Free

Who is this course for?
This course is for artists, performers and creative practitioners, employers, managers and workshop assistants including young people aged 15 + who are supervising and/or supporting young people with additional support needs. You may be working in arts, education or community role, either paid or unpaid.

Aims
Participants will gain an understanding of a Person Centred approach.
Learn ways to include young disabled people in #artcore activities, through reflection on your practice and the work of others in the group.
Gain a greater awareness of different styles of communication.
Be more aware of barriers facing young disabled people.

How to Sign Up: Contact Nicola Gilcreest, Development Worker via e-mail nicola@outoftheblue.org.uk

Criteria: Preference will be given to Edinburgh based practitioners.

Testimonials
From 4-day Person Centred Planning course:

‘I felt really relaxed, welcomed and encouraged. Fantastic trainers! It was a pleasure to work with you.’
‘This was by far the most enjoyable course I’ve been on.’

‘Change in thinking, emotive. Could potentially be life changing for me and the individuals I work with. Very powerful – especially on a personal level.’

About the trainers

Steve Coulson, a Lead Training Consultant at Thistle Foundation. Steve has practiced and trained others in person centred planning facilitation since 1999.

Catherine Dempsey, National Development Lead for Young Person’s Work at Thistle Foundation. Catherine has 10 years of experience working alongside young disabled people in transition, and their families, in partnership with Local Authorities and the voluntary sector.

Alexander Warren, a young person who runs AJP Dreams, his own training and consultancy business. Alexander has lived experience of moving on from special school and using person centred planning, and is a graduate of Carnegie College where he achieved an NC in Drama.

Snacks will be provided, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

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