Young People with Intellectual or Cognitive disabilities with Complex Support Needs: Understanding and Supporting Transition

Date:  to
Event type:  Forum
Region:  Brisbane
Organiser:  Community Living Association Inc
Pricing:  Free - Morning and afternoon tea provided


Address:  Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road
Suburb:  New Farm
State:  Queensland
Postcode:  4005


Name:  Morrie O'Connor
Phone Number:  07 3266 5633
Fax Number:  07 32665866
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Lost in Transition is a three-year ARC funded research project exploring the issues of young people with complex support needs in transition:

· Scoping and mapping current national and state frameworks for transition support planning, and comparing and contrasting these to international best practice models

· Describing the needs of young people with complex support needs in relation to key life transitions (from early life and educational experiences to transitioning to adult services)

· Developing an understanding of the various meanings of transition to young people with complex support needs and for those who provide transition support

· Exploring how these transitions can be tracked and quantified using existing data collection frameworks



· The lived experience of young people with complex needs and intellectual or cognitive disabilities

· Thinking about transition

· Practice in transition

· Facilitators and Barriers to good practice

· Possibilities in practice

· Forum Discussion: What would it take to achieve appropriate supports to young people with complex support needs in QLD