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Here are the latest updates about what FAST is doing.

July 2009 "Whose life is it Anyway?"

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Held at Te Papa Museum Conference Centre, this was a joint venture by FAST and Supported Living NZ. This was an open conference designed to encourage discussion around the needs and wants of individuals with disabilities and to assist professionals and families into how best to deliver services. Participants were actively encouraged... more

August 2009 Down Under Institute

Saturday, 1 August 2009

This workshop was held in Hamilton, New Zealand. Topics included how to use the personal centred planning tools “Paths” and “Maps”. These tools involve developing personal plans and maps to help motivate, support and encourage disadvantaged people. Speakers included Jack Pierpoint and Linda Kahn from “Inclusion” in Canada. One member of FAST attended... more

September 2009 "Crafting a Future"

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Billed as "A weekend for families with a disabled family member who are seeking strategies for a better life". This included Pursuing a good life, Circles of support, the importance of roles, and Wills, Trusts & Estates. This was hosted by the Belonging Initiative, a partnership of FAST, Standards Plus, Parent... more

April 2010 "Street by Street, Suburb by Suburb"

Thursday, 1 April 2010

This was an Australian National Conference run by the Society for Civil Liberties and held in Melbourne. The aim was to encourage debate about how we can rebuild our communities into the caring and self responsible entities that we once had, before we placed our reliance on Governments and bureacracies. An... more

May 2010 "Down Under Institute"

Saturday, 1 May 2010

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May 2010 International Initiative for Disability Leadership

Thursday, 19 August 2010

National Conference -13th & 14th May 2010, Portlaoise, Ireland : Designing Sustainable Supports For Individuals and Taking a Lead from People with Disabilities and Families Two members of FAST attended this conference where ideas for the full inclusion of people with disabilities into society were shared and discussed. International Initiative Mental Health Leadership... more

  • Monique's Story

    Monique's Story

    Monique has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She lives in a supported residence with two other young women who also have... Read more

  • No One Alone

    No One Alone

    “The development and maintenance of meaningful and supportive relationships for people with disabilities.” Hosted by the Belonging Initiative a partnership of... Read more