The New Paths to InclUsion Network is organising a series of exciting events at the beginning of November, to present its greatest achievements, but also to give participants a chance to network with like-minded organisations and discover person-centred pannning from one of the top experts in the field.
The New Paths to Inclusion Final Conference
First up is our final conference, organised in in cooperation with the “Chancen – Nutzen Büro” (Chances – Benefit Bureau) of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (Österreichischer Gerwekschaftsbund ÖGB) and the Lebenshilfe Austria. The conference, which will take place in Vienna on 4 November, will discuss the main lessons partners have learned while trying to find an answer to our guiding question: "How can we make sure that support services respond to the individual needs of persons with disabilities and help them live included in the community" Speakers will shre the kinds of individual and organisational learning that can facilitate this process of change and tranformation?’.
We have pre-booked an allotment of rooms at Motel-One Prater (http://www.motel-one.com/de/hotels/wien/wien-prater) Ausstellungsstraße 40, 1020 Vienna, including fully accessible rooms. Please make a specific query for these rooms. To book, simply indicate „New Paths to Inclusion“ when you reserve a hotel room. Prices are 80 €/night for a single room including breakfast and 105€/night for a double room.
For more information on the final conference, please click here.
The Network Day
On 5 November, particpants will have a chance to deepen their understanding of the person-centred approach durig a designated Network Day, developed in cooperation with the German speaking Network on Person-centred Planning. The German speaking Network boasts over 200 members and 11 active regional Networks, together with active facilitators in all European countries were German is spoken - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy – Southern Tyrolia and Luxembourg.
The Netwok – Day is thought to be an opportunity for (non-)members of the German speaking Network and for the broader European community interested and active in person-centred planning, in community development and inclusion, as well as in Organisational Change, to meet and exchange ideas. In the afternoon, the German speaking Network will hold its general meeting, while interested participants are invited to join a facilitated session on co-creating policy recommendations for inclusion and systemic change. For more information,please click here.
Large Group Workshop with Beth Mount and John O’Brien
Learning with Pathfinders and Their Partners
Pathfinders are people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want more in their lives. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities clearly expresses what people with disabilities want and need - the practical recognition of the right to social inclusion and self-direction. This means opportunity and necessary accommodation and assistance to choose to live, work, learn and play in community settings.
In this workshop participants will explore how pathfinders and their partners are co-creating self-directed journeys to social inclusion. Providing pathfinders with good partners usually calls for deep changes in the way assistance is organized and offered. We want to draw on our collective experience to identify what assists people’s diverse journeys to social inclusion and what it takes to make necessary organizational changes.
The Workshop is designed as a two full day event and will take place from the 06th – 7th of November 2015 at the Albert Schweitzer Haus.
The participation fee for the Workshop is 220 € and includes coffee breaks. There are designated places reserved for people with little or no income for a reduced rate of 60 €.
To register for any (or all) of the 3 events, please click here.