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IIDL Match – Family Leadership

Why build family leadership?

August 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am AEST

Begin early to set a positive direction for your child and family

As parents, we want the best for our children, but when a young child has a developmental delay or disability, how do we get back to what’s important to our family? Developing new ways to think about a positive future for our child and family starts at home as we hold on to the possibility, not the struggle.

Join us for session one of four to discuss what family leadership means in the context of young children with developmental delays or disabilities.

Together we will discuss

  • The meaning of family leadership
  • Family leadership as a journey of development starting in the early years
  • Building our child’s independence
  • How we as families can identify what’s important to us and develop a plan to achieve this

IIDL Match

There are four sessions in this IIDL match.

Session one (this match) focuses on families whose children are birth to 8 years old, along with professionals working to build family leadership. However, families whose children are older are welcome to participate.

Sessions two and three will focus on sharing how organizations invest in family leadership and hearing how families get the good things in life for their family member who has disability. In session four will bring our learnings together.


Tuesday, 16 August 2022;
10 am to 11.30 am AEST/Sydney time.

If you’re not in the AEDT (Sydney) Time Zone, see time conversion by adding your Time Zone, City or Town.




Online event

RSVP by Sunday 7 August

Your facilitator

Melo Kalemkeridis, Peer facilitator @ Plumtree

Additional info

Join this matchOnce you have expressed your interest, Melo will be in touch with you to welcome you to the match. You might also be prompted to Join IIDL.
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About Plumtree

Plumtree is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that helps families thrive.

Trusted for over 30 years, we provide therapies and support for children aged birth to 8 years with a disability or developmental delay and their families. Our free online and centre-based playgroups and parent educational programs support all families. At Plumtree Preschool, children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds learn together and begin to understand the value of inclusive communities.

Plumtree’s passionate, culturally diverse team of specialists work from the heart in a caring environment where families feel respected and informed.

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