Disability Law Queensland offers workshops for people with disability, their families and people who work with people with disabilities.
Planning for Now, Tomorrow and the Future
This is a 3-hour workshop that provides an overview of vision-driven planning, decision-making (including guardianship and powers of attorney) and wills, trusts and special disability trusts.
These workshops are free for people with disability and families to attend.
Upcoming Planning for Now, Tomorrow and the Future workshops in 2019:
Understanding Disability Law
How do I determine if someone has capacity? When can a parent or other person speak for a person with an intellectual impairment? When is a power of attorney or guardianship or administration order required? How can wills and trusts be used to protect the good life for a person with disability?
Looking for answers? Our “Understanding Disability Law” workshop is for you!
Our full-day workshop will arm you with an understanding of issues relating to decision-making and capacity and wills and trusts – helping to ensure that you understand your own obligations as well as giving you invaluable information to help you to identify legal issues.
Using the Law to Safeguard Plans
This is a practical full day workshop where participants learn about how to instruct a solicitor and how to use power of attorney documents, wills and trusts to safeguard plans for the future. Prior attendance at our workshop Planning for Now, Tomorrow and the Future is helpful but not essential.
There are currently no “Using the Law to Safeguard Plans” workshops scheduled.
We can come to you!
We are often contracted by service providers to deliver our workshops for workers or for people and families they support.
To find out more about our workshops, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testimonials about our workshops
“I have read most of the information on the website, but now I feel like I understand so much more. I feel like I can support my family to plan for my sister’s future without worrying we’re doing it wrong, in a way that will support her continued independence and is non-adversarial.” Nadia, Toowoomba 2019
“Excellent presentation. Easy to understand. Great audience involvement and good examples.” Kelly, Toowoomba 2019
“Aimee was very informative and I learnt so much about planning for the future for my person with a disability.” Jackie, Southport, 2019
“Very informative for families with a variety of different situations. Very clear and easy to understand. Educational but not overwhelming.” Linda, Southport, 2019
“Excellent, informative session. All parents of a young adult with an intellectual disability should attend.” Southport, 2019
“Aimee is very generous in sharing her knowledge and guidance in planning for the future for anyone with a disability and their families. I feel more confident in knowing that my child’s future will be protected and that I can put the necessary structures in place. Thank you!” Southport, 2019
“Lots of information – a direction of where to go and what organisations are available to get advice.” Brisbane South, 2019
“An informative morning. It is reassuring to know that we are not alone.” Roslyn, Brisbane South, 2019
“A very worthwhile investment in time.” Eric, Brisbane South, 2019
“Aimee is very knowledgeable and provided the information in a very clear and easy to understand format. I’d definitely recommend this workshop for parents and carers of people with disability.” Regina, Brisbane South, 2019
“The workshop was informative and resolved some of the issues that were troubling me for some time.” Brisbane South, 2019
“Good workshop and open discussion.” David, Brisbane South, 2019
“The workshop was very informative, covered all of the areas required for assisting us to start the process for securing our son’s future. Gave us more confidence and peace of mind. Highly recommend the workshop.” Ruth, Brisbane South, 2019
“We appreciate being able to attend a FREE workshop with a professional lawyer specialising in disability and the provision of DELICIOUS, SATISFYING, HEALTHY refreshments! Thank you.” Judy, Townsville, 2019
“Very informative. Great to get to speak to the people who are at the forefront of these issues.” Laura, Townsville, 2019
“Great workshop. Thank you, Aimee” Barbara, Townsville, 2019
“I found this very helpful and was able to clarify my understanding regarding guardianship and administration.” Meg, Townsville, 2019
“Very informative and well presented seminar. Thank you.”
“Aimee was very articulate and easy to listen to. I got a lot out of this session.”
“Very informative, relevant informaiton about planning for the future for my loved one with a disability. Highly recommended, thank you.” Robyn, Sunshine Coast, 2019.
“Great presentation. Aimee has an amazing depth of knowledge.” Jude, Sunshine Coast, 2019
“I found the information and presenter very good and knowledgeable.” Cherry, Sunshine Coast, 2019
“Great to learn a little more about wills, trusts, etc…” Maryanne and Andrew, Sunshine Coast, 2019
“Wonderful! Aimee was professional and covered a very emotional subject in a respectful and thorough way.” Debra, Virginia, 2019
“Aimee facilitated this workshop in a warm and relevant manner.” Pepita, Virginia, 2019
“The most informative information I have received about holistic future legal planning for my disabled child.” David, Virginia, 2019
“Very informative – in down-to-earth examples and terminology.” Greg and Jean, Virginia, 2019
“Recommend to all parents, carers who have or care for a person with a disability, has provided me with some direction, finally.” Virginia, 2019
“Very well run, very informative, kept it interesting.” Marlene, Virginia, 2019
“An excellent and informative session covering a range of topics concerning the best interests of your special needs loved one.” Blake, Virginia, 2019
“So good to listen to a presenter with knowledge and understanding of our situations.” David, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Very good. Sufficient detail.” Yoshie, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Excellent workshop with essential knowledge for managing the future.” Chris, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Personalised information, deep dive legal knowledge, disability law explained. Excellent workshop.” Jennifer, Mt Gravatt 2018
“We need for us in disability families support workers to know more about these good events. I liked today a lot.” Lisa, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Very informative and delivered in a NOT BORING way.” Lynette, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Very informative. Put my mind at ease. Gave me direction.” Tania, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Most practical, helpful and useful workshop I have ever attended.” Julia, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Wonderful opportunity to learn.” Yvonne, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Lots of helpful advice.” Lyn, Mt Gravatt 2018
“Enjoyable well presented workshop and lunch generous and yummy.” Cyndi, Cairns 2018
“Excellent workshop, well delivered.” Cairns 2018
“Knowledgeable presenter with pleasant demeanour – confident and has an easy approach.” Rob, Cairns 2018
“Enjoyed workshop, very well presented and very informative.” Sheryl, Atherton 2018
“Very helpful.” Susanne, Atherton 2018
“Very worthwhile.” Sandra, Atherton 2018
“Thanks for the opportunity to learn about the legal system.” Jeffrey, Atherton 2018
“Aimee provides everyone with equal opportunities to their rights and that of loved ones to be well resourced and have a good life.”
“Aimee McVeigh gave a great presentation and I’m sure we all came away well informed for upgrading our wills, trusts, and future planning.”
“Very well presented and informative – a complex subject made understandable. Thank you. Well done.”
“Excellent workshop. Time very well spent understanding relevant aspects of the law in relation to a person with a disability”
“A great first step in understanding the legal world of law and trusts for people with disability. Thank you very much.”
“Thanks Aimee for a clear and succinct explanation of what we need to consider to secure our daughter’s financial future from a legal perspective.”
“All material was presented in a very friendly, informative manner. Aimee is a good presenter.”
“Never before has there been a better example of the saying “the person with the most clarity wins!” These are the absolute muddiest of waters. Thank you.”
“Extremely informative, well presented and great to be able to attend on a Saturday. Presenter gave helpful examples and easy to understand.”
“Exceptionally well presented by a very knowledgeable leader”
“Very informative and well explained. I feel like I have a much broader and confident understanding about how legalities work and how my son will be affected through my will/trust”
“This is the first step you should take in planning for the future of your family members.”
“A quote from Joan Didion ‘Knowledge is power’. I am relieved to know that legally I am still trusted as a parent and do not have to present to QCAT unless the need arises.”
“It is a topic/area that we face reluctantly – looking at wills and what happens when I am not around but attending this workshop helped me to get some helpful and manageable steps and clear information.”
“Aimee is a very knowledgeable and personable person who presents in understandable terms, complex legal matters as they relate to families who have a disabled member”
“Over and above my expectations.”
“Found it very helpful. Appreciate the fact that it is all about our loved one leading a wonderful fulfilling life.”
“This workshop gave me the confidence to make my own arrangements prior to obtaining the formal process to deliver a safe and secure pathway for my son on my passing.”
“I learned about the legal issues surrounding provision for people with disabilities in wills in a clear, concise and comprehensive workshop”
“Very powerful and thorough”
“Should be essential for parents of children with disability”
“These workshops are not just useful – they are essential”
“Very informative and introduced opportunities to those that don’t know how to plan for our ‘people in need’ in the future”
“Relaxed, informative, comprehensive”
“Extremely valuable and applicable information that has helped me immensely in becoming so much clearer in understanding how I want to set up my daughter’s financial future from a legal perspective. Thank you Aimee!”
“Aimee uses great analogies – clear, concise, user-friendly explanations and information”
“Very informative and relative to parents with kids with special needs.”
“Very informative and the workshop flowed nicely.”
“Professionally run, easy to understand, good efficient notes and excellent presentation.”
“Critical information for families to secure their children’s future once they are gone.”
“Very informative clarifying issues that kept us awake.”
“Aimee was extremely easy to talk to and she understood our needs in relation to our son and his future needs.”
“My daughter and I attended the Newmarket office. On the day of our visit we were warmly received and attended to by all staff members. Our contact and discussions with my daughter’s lawyer were very productive and relaxed. My daughter enjoyed her conversations with her lawyer who explained what was happening in such a way that meant she was fully informed, whilst contributing to plans and arrangements for the distribution of her estate.”
“DLQ delivered clear, practical options and estate planning solutions for people with disabilities and their families.”
“A very informative session presented in a relaxed environment by a knowledgeable facilitator.”
“Explained logically and went away feeling much more informed about what I need to set up to ensure my son has a worthwhile life that he deserves.”
“The workshop was invaluable for me as a parent of an 18 year old daughter with special needs. Aimee was an excellent presenter and extremely knowledgeable. She took the time to explain a complicated issue in a way that was understood. She made it seem much clearer. I would like to do this workshop again so that I pick up more knowledge.”
“The workshop was exactly as described. An excellent starting point for planning for the future.”
“Very pleased with the workshop. having more information gives comfort in knowing we are heading in the right direction.”
“Extremely informative and very easy to understand”.
“A workshop that all people should attend – one never knows when circumstances will change.”