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Encouraging your child’s decision-making and independence

Thursday 9 May @ 8:00 pm 9:00 pm AEST

Parents want their children to become independent adults whose needs and preferences are respected and honoured. Supported decision making is an approach that guides people with disabilities, including children, to make more of their own decisions.

Ricky and David from the Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) will explore how you can encourage your child to be who they want to be and do what they want to do though supported decision making.


Come along to explore:

  • What is supported decision making and how it can benefit you and your child
  • How to encourage your child to make decisions and become more independent
  • How to engage in an open discussion with other parents

This session is sponsored by MyTime.
MyTime organises free, supported groups where parents and carers of children with disability or other additional needs can feel understood, share ideas and access quality information and resources.

This session is for

For families of primary school-aged children with developmental delay or disability.


Thursday 9 May; 8pm to 9pm* AEST/NSW Time
*Make sure to adjust to your time zone


Sessions are subject to cancellation due to low RSVP – Minimum of 4 RSVPs
Your confirmation is required.


This event is held online using Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you prior to the event.
If you have accessibility needs, please advise during registration.

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Your hosts

This session will be hosted by Ricky and David from the Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)

Ricky, a Project Worker with intellectual disability at the Council for Intellectual Disability, is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities by helping them understand their rights and engaging in discussions with supporters to build confidence in decision-making.

David, an Inclusion Projects Officer at the Council for Intellectual Disability, is actively collaborating with individuals with intellectual disabilities to amplify their voices and advocate for their right to make decisions. He is leading the coordination of the My Rights Matter supported decision-making grants.

Additional info

Log in detailsOnce registered, we will provide further details closer to the date, including the link to join the session. You will need a good internet connection to attend.
Contact detailsFor more information or questions, feel free to contact Mana (Parent Learning Manager) mana@plumtree.org.au
ProfessionalsAt this stage, we don’t have the capacity to accommodate professionals in this program. If you are a professional, please feel free to share any of our calendar information with the families you are working with.
FundingThis session is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through Playgroup NSW and MyTime. Visit www.dss.gov.au for more information.

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