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Specialist Dual Disability Services Community of Practice Hui - 20 & 21 November 2024

Equitable Access to Wellbeing - Specialist Dual Disability Services Community of Practice Hui (November 2024, Dunedin)

Where: Dunedin, venue details will be provided at a later date.

Dates: Wednesday 20 November and Thursday 21 November 2024

Timing: 10 am to 4.30 pm on Wednesday 20 November, and 9 am to 2 pm on Thursday 21 November.

Format: As collaboration and networking are key components of the sessions, the hui will be conducted in person.

The agenda for this meeting is still being developed. However, as with previous hui, there will be:

  • Tailored professional development sessions featuring keynote speakers.
  • Updates on Te Pou's work to implement the framework, including initiatives such as Living Well - Lived Experience Training, Workforce Training, and
    progress reports from Te Pou's work in providing mentoring and training to pilot sites in the Waikato, BoP, and Nelson/Marlborough regions.
  • Opportunities for leadership development and networking, with a focus on nurturing emerging leaders.
  • The chance for you and your colleagues to share your experiences and highlight innovative practice.
  • A focus on individuals with lived experience of learning disabilities and/or autism, who will be presenting and advocating for the value of co-developing services.
  • We will also be providing space to continue the conversation started by Te Whatu Ora - Southern (Dr Maria Baby and Murray Gordon) about co-developing onboard training.

Who should attend?

Professionals within the disability and health sector providing specialist support to people with intellectual disabilities and/or autistic people who experience mental distress.

Initially the Community of Practice focused on regional specialist dual disability services. This year, the CoP is evolving to include the broader specialist workforce in the disability sector including allied NGOs and Forensic services. We also include health and disability funders as guests.

If you have any questions, please email

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