NZDSN National Symposium – Effectively Supporting People with Very High Needs Post School

NZDSN National Symposium Auckland Effectively Supporting People with Very High needs Post School


An opportunity to focus on supporting individualised participation in everyday things in everyday places


9.00:          Mihi Whakatau

9.30:          The Enabling Good Lives Principles and what implementation looks like for people with Very High Needs. Mark Benjamin (Chief Executive SAMS and Care Matters; Co-facilitator EGL Mid Central Leadership Group) and Tina Lincoln (Care Matters facilitator and Co-facilitator EGL Mid Central Leadership Group)

Personalised Approaches – Provider and Family Perspectives:  The what, why and how

10.00:        Real World Living: Marian Galvin and families

10.45:        Morning Tea

11.00:        Manawanui: Sarah Gimson (General Manager, Customer Experience) and a family member

11.45:        CCS Disability Action: Daniel Maseege (Service Manager Youth development and adults team) and family members

12.30:        Lunch

1.15:          Provider and Family Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities

1.45:          Building a Communication and Choice Making Matrix – a first step to decision making: Lisa Martin (Director, Complex Carers Group)

2.15:          Afternoon Tea

2.30:          Supported Decision Making: Nan Jensen (Director, Abilityworx; Family/disability law specialist)

3.15:          Supported Decision making: TBC 

3.45:          Wrap up and Conclusion

Fee: Funding from MSD enables us to offer a subsidised rate of: $150 plus GST
Family members: Free

Exhibitors: There will be space available for organisations to exhibit and showcase products and services. Stands available from $175 plus GST. Contact:

  • Wed 14 Oct
    1 day, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Auckland
    • $150.00 excl. GST
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