West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre

Open Cafe

The West Coast SESC Open Café sessions have been running now for approximately 5 years.

The Open Cafe sessions are an opportunity for parents to network and gain invaluable information over a cup of coffee and hear invited guest speakers present about their work and services in the area of Disability Services and supports.

The services and supports being offered to people with a disability throughout the country are changing and it is essential that parents keep abreast of these changes and the Open Café sessions provide a medium through which to happen.

Open Café sessions run twice a term and take place in our conference room.

OPEN CAFE DATES FOR 2019

Our Open Café parent information sessions for 2019 have been scheduled as follows:

Thursday 21st February 9.30am – 12.00pm

Presentations will be given by the Brightwater Group, Interchange Inc and Midlas Disability Advocate.  Please click on the link below to view the flyer for more information regarding the presentations.

Open Cafe Flyer 21st February 2019

This event was very well attended and parents were delighted with the information that was relayed to them at this forum.

  

Tuesday 26th March 12.00pm – 2.30pm

Presentations will be given by Developmental Disability WA and the Independent Living Centre (AT Chat).  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Open Cafe Flyer 26th March 2019

Thursday 16th May 9.30am – 12.00pm

Presentations will be given by Identity WA, Rise – CATA Creative Arts and Rocky Bay

Friday 21st June 9.30am – 12.00pm

Presentations will be given by NDS, Maxima Disability Employment Services and Biz Link

Tuesday 6th August 9.30am – 12.00pm

Presentations will be given by Family Support WA, Carers WA and North Metro TAFE

Thursday 5th September – Full Day

Our Open Café Bus Tour will take place on this day.  More details regarding the tour will be available in due course.

Tuesday 29th October 12.00pm – 2.30pm

Presentations will be given by Kira Community Services, Inclusion WA and My Care My Choice.

Friday 22nd November 9.30am – 12.00pm

Presentations will be given by Autism Association WA and WADSA

Please be aware that topics and speakers may be subject to change.  Should you have any questions regarding the Open Café sessions, please do not hesitate to contact Christine Lester on 9345 6608 or email at Christine.Lester@education.wa.edu.au