Friday 12 November 12pm AEDT & Wednesday 17 November 12pm AEDT
2021 ASID Conference“Reconnecting” – Challenges for Human Rights in Times of Change

Online Conference

Challenges for Human Rights in Times of Change

 The ASID Board is acutely aware of the gap left by the cancellation of the 2020 conference and continuing uncertainty about travel, both within Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

The 2021 conference will be a fully online event, a new format for the ASID Conference.  There will be two half day sessions, on Friday 12th November and Wednesday 17th November.  Each day will have keynotes and sessions delivered by researchers, service providers, policy and advocacy practitioners, self-advocates or family members. Sessions will be live streamed or pre-recorded. The format will also provide opportunities for networking and to hear about international, national and local research and other initiatives.

The theme for 2021 is: “Reconnecting” – Challenges for Human Rights in Times of Change.


As an Australasian peak body in intellectual disability, ASID promotes research to inform and influence good practice and policy to achieve a society where people with intellectual disability are afforded the same rights and opportunities as all citizens.

The goals of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability are:

  • to be an independent authority on intellectual disability issues across Australasia;
  • to forge interaction between intellectual disability research, policy and practice;
  • to lead the development of strategic partnerships;
  • to engage and strengthen membership; and
  • to ensure sound governance.

ASID is committed to the active involvement of people with intellectual disability in all parts of the organisation

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