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Co-Design Workshop

Thursday 28 October | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Warnbro Community and Family Centre
1 Moreton Crescent
Warnbro, Australia
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Design and implement practical strategies to create inclusive and safe spaces for kids and parents with a disability.

Circles of Support
In honour of this year’s Children’s Week theme ‘children have a right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others’ we are holding a co-design workshop that will develop practical strategies for creating inclusive and safe spaces.

Participants will be encouraged to implement strategies they are passionate about, which will be supported by CCK.

Who Should Attend
Community members with lived experience
Service Providers
Disability Inclusion Officers

Across the Local Government areas of Cockburn, Kwinana, Rockingham and Mandurah.

Thursday 28 October

9.30am – 12pm

Warnbro Community & Family Centre
1 Moreton Crescent, Warnbro

Children are welcome, there is an enclosed playground and children’s activity area




Coming from a play therapist perspective, a hands-on ice-breaker activity will start the session to explore different views of what an inclusive and safe environment looks like.

Participants will sit at a table with a theme that best aligns with their interests.
Each table will develop actionable and practical strategies with the focus being on creating events and/or activities around International Day for People with a Disability (IDPwD) which is on the 3rd of December. Already got plans for the day? Great! We still welcome you to attend, to share your thoughts and to network. 
Theme one: giving a voice to parents and children with disabilities in the community. Some ideas from our previous co-design was looking at events like a human library for individuals to share their stories at your next community event. Others activities might include sharing picture books written by people with disabilities at your local story times.
Theme two: the first stages of building a process for parents to find playgroups that will meet their family’s needs. We are hoping to create a matrix which looks at all forms of disabilities and what needs to be done to make the space safe and inclusive to them. The wider application is to eventually have playgroups that identify which parts of the matrix they do well and advertise this to draw in more participants.
Theme three: tackling stigma and discrimination – increasing community awareness. From the last co-design families where asking for more education and open communication. We would love to hear your thoughts on how this can best be achieved and join together to promote this in your local community for IDPwD.
All attendees will receive the information gathered on the day in the form of a report for their use.
The day will also involve out of the box thinking, modelling clay, and lego, to name a few things. Bring your passion and thinking caps, we can’t wait to see you!






Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Visit www.dss.gov.au for more information