CPEC Training Workshops

CPEC holds a series of free workshops for people working or caring for students with cerebral palsy including those with complex communication needs in mainstream settings.This workshop series is a joint initiative of CPEC and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria).

Our Semester 1, 2014 program is now available here. The Semester 2 program will be released later this semester.

PODD Introductory 2-Day Workshop

This workshop gives a practical introduction to the PODD resource, and provides strategies to support the design, production and implementation of communication systems to enable genuine communication for a variety of functions in all daily environments. No prior experience with PODD is necessary.

30-31 May, 2014 - please click here for the registration flyer.

PODD Advanced 5-Day Workshop

This Advanced PODD workshop is for people who have completed a two day PODD Introductory workshop and are now seeking to further develop their knowledge and skill. Upon completion of the workshop, participants may also choose to apply for certification to present two day PODD Introductory Workshops.

Information on the next Advanced PODD workshop is not yet available. If you would like to be informed when the next workshop is to be held, please email and ask to be included on our notification list.

Melinda Smith Workshops & Presentations

Melinda Smith is a woman with Cerebral Palsy and who uses Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC). She has worked closely with CPEC over many years, and is also a mentor, public speaker, visual and performing artist. She is available for public speaking, workshop presentations or one-one-one consultations which can be tailored to meet the needs of children, adults, families and professional staff.

Please read her flyer for information on the services she offers.