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Carer training

I shook my NDIS-coloured pompoms when I learned about carer training. This gig can be tough, and, as far as I’m concerned, we deserve all the help we can get. Exactly what “parent training” looks like will depend on your interests, support needs, and family circumstances. Personally, I’m excited about advocacy and self-care training and should probably pop future planning on the list, too (as much as I’d like to dye my hair and pretend to be 40 forever).

While I'm over here dreaming about diving into advocacy and self-care sessions, let's delve into how carer training can be a boon for you and your family.

1. Advocacy Training: Learn how to be the voice for your loved ones. This training is gold, teaching you how to champion for their rights, ensuring they get the best out of the services they access.

2. Self-Care Sessions: You can't pour from an empty cup. These sessions remind you to put on your oxygen mask first. From relaxation techniques to finding time for hobbies, self-care is vital.

3. Future Planning: As tempting as that hair dye might be, planning for the future is essential. This training guides you through the nitty-gritty of ensuring stability and security for your family's future.

4. Behaviour Management: Understanding and managing challenging behaviours can ease daily routines. This training offers strategies that harmonise the environment and promote positive behaviour.

5. Communication Workshops: Every person has their own way of communicating. Workshops can enhance your skills, ensuring you connect better and understand the nuanced ways your loved ones express themselves.

6. Assistive Technology Training: With the world advancing at lightning speed, understanding the latest tech aids can make daily tasks smoother. This training introduces carers to devices and software that can make a world of difference.

7. Network Building: It's always reassuring to know you're not alone. Training often provides a platform to meet other carers, share stories, and build a supportive community.

8. Skill Development: From daily living activities to therapeutic exercises, carer training can equip you with skills to support the participant more effectively.

9. Crisis Management: Equip yourself with tools to handle emergencies or unexpected situations. It’s all about ensuring safety and navigating challenges with a cool head.

Embracing carer training under the NDIS is like giving yourself an arsenal of tools, skills, and knowledge. It's not just about doing your best for someone else; it's about empowering yourself, feeling more confident in your role, and ensuring you're looking after you, too.

While I've put my heart into aligning these tips with your NDIS path, the road can have its twists. Remember, these are just suggestions. Dive in, explore, and find what truly works for you. Sending you all my best vibes!

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.