ABCD Immersion Program


The Art of Participatory Community Building 2018

Experience how to blend ABCD with a range of powerful strengths-based approaches to community work and complementary methodologies to create powerful outcomes. Leave with practical tools & skills on how to:

  • Focus on assets and strengths rather than deficiencies
  • Discover ways to blend methodologies
  • Apply strengths-based monitoring and evaluation
  • Build effective partnership strategies
  • Increase confidence in hosting group work
  • Form powerful enquiries and proposals
  • Explore group dynamics and decision-making
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Kelly Cox


Kelly is passionate about disability and human rights. Her strong focus on social justice and the social model of disability have informed her personal and professional work, including a pivotal role in grassroots advocacy and peer support during the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Kerry Hartigan


Kerry is a highly vivacious and supportive practitioner who thrives on new challenges and innovative initiatives. Kerry is a rights and values driven ‘can do’ change agent who enjoys stretching expectations about what is possible. Her approach has resulted in ground breaking projects and extensive networks across many fields. She is an Art of Hosting practitioner and has worked for more than 20 years in the areas of community capacity building, working with young people, and people with disabilities.

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Rachael Eyles


Rachael brings extensive experience within the Community Services sector and has worked with people across the lifespan (2 -64 years old) for over 20 years in a range of roles ranging from Support Worker/ Senior Case Manager and Manger for Government and Non-Government organisations. Over this time, she has worked on the Central Coast, in the Hunter areas as well as on the Mid North Coast andin Sydney Metropolitan. She is familiar with these areas including the community supports available for people.

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Pathways to Opportunity


This workbook that will take you through a series of ideas and questions to think about, through which you will develop a Person Centred Lifestyle Plan for yourself or your son / daughter with a disability. This workbook is accompanied … Continue reading →