John Armstrong has been involved with people and families of people with a disability for over 40 years. He has worked as a trainer and consultant across many settings with individuals, families and agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand affording him a large scope of experience and learning.

John has also been a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer and has been extensively involved with Citizen Advocacy as an advocate and board member.


Day 1 10:25 – 11:10

What it takes to craft a valued role

We now know that valued social roles are integral to experiencing the good things of life. But what are the main conditions necessary to craft a valued social role? This short session will examine the key elements of a valued role and the part supporters and parents play in facilitating these conditions.