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My Home My Way: A two-part online workshop series May 2024

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Event description

This is a 2 part online workshop: 

Part 1: Friday 17th May 2024, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Part 2: Friday 24th May 2024, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Participants in this workshop will need to attend both sessions live as there will be no recording available.

About the workshop: 

Home is a vital part of our lives.

It not only provides us with security, privacy, comfort and control but it reflects our identity, our adulthood and our deep sense of who we are and how we connect and belong in our neighbourhood.

Yet for many people with intellectual disability and autism, home is designed by others with little control over the decisions that most people take for granted.

These online workshops will explore individualised and innovative ways that people with a disability have created their own home, while getting the support they need.

Topics covered will include:

  • What does it really mean to have your own home and is it possible?
  • Vision for home
  • First steps to consider
  • Living in your own home and settling in
  • Addressing barriers, challenges and fears
  • Home as a part of community 
  • Setting up for long term safety and success
  • Stories about people living in their own home 

Download the flyer here (pdf)

Download the Accessible flyer here (word)

About the Presenter: Danielle Mason

Danielle is a senior facilitator with CRU and has worked on the Making Home Real project since its inception in 2020. Danielle started her career working with people who lived in a long-stay health facility, which sparked a passion for ensuring people get to live in ordinary homes with people they choose to live with. 

About the Guest Speaker: Lisa Bridle

Lisa is a Brisbane parent of 3 adult children and has a professional background in community development and disability advocacy. She is passionate and about building inclusive communities where everyone's gifts and contributions are valued.

Lisa's son, Sean, is 29 and has been living in his own home for the past 5 years. Sean works at 3 part-time jobs, volunteers, and has a wide range of valued roles in his local community. Sean shares his home with a flatmate, Marino, a PhD student from Mexico. Living in his own place, Sean is continually extending his skills and neighbourhood connections and loves hosting friends for dinner. 

Who Should Attend?

This online workshop is relevant to people with developmental disabilities, their families and supporters. 

There are limited number of tickets for workers. We encourage workers to attend alongside people or families you are supporting.
If you want to register more than three workers, please contact CRU.

What do I need to participate?

CRU will be using Zoom meetings as a platform. To participate you will need:

  • a computer, tablet or smart phone with internet access 
  • speakers/sound
  • a microphone and video camera are not essential but will be helpful for your participation

Event details

  • This workshop will be held via a Zoom Session and log-in details will be sent to participants who register a few days prior to the event
  • Log-in will be available 15 minutes prior to each event commencing  

This workshop is brought to you by CRU as part of the My Home, My Way initiative by the National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO).

The cost of this event is partly subsidised* by a Department of Social Services Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grant.

About CRU:

Community Resource Unit has a 35 year track-record of working across Queensland to help people with disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community.

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at

If cost is a barrier to attending, please contact CRU to discuss.

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