Tara Johnson

Ani Petera National Pou Tikanga, Te Roopu Taurima o Manukau Trust In the second part of this plenary session, Ani Petera will talk about indigenous intellectual disability services from her unique position as both a whānau (family) member, and as...
  • November 8, 2021
Read More
Ms Angela Makris1, Dr.  Elizabeth  Perkins, Dr Mahmooda  Khaliq Pasha 1Universitry Of South Florida, , United States Background There are 6.2 million people in the United States with an intellectual disability. Most fall short of meeting recommended exercise guidelines. People...
  • November 1, 2021
Read More
Ms Anna Simpson1 1Cara, Australia Background Isolation is a human rights issue which impacts the lives of people with intellectual disability regardless of COVID-19 (United Nations, 2006). Cara has established new measures to minimise the risks connected with isolation, and...
  • November 1, 2021
Read More
Jemima Macdonald1 & Pamela Darling1 1Council for Intellectual Disability Human Rights are rights that everyone has. These are things like the right to: Learn new things Make choices Have information you understand. There are rules that say people with disability...
  • November 1, 2021
Read More
Dr Deborah Chinn King’s College London In this presentation I will review policy, practice and research in accessible information for people with intellectual disabilities, with a focus on Easy Read written texts in the UK context and my own research...
  • October 14, 2021
Read More
Tania Thomas Manawhakahaere/CEO of Te Roopu Taurima Getting to know what matters to Māori and knowing about our history, matters. Viewing our customs, art forms, language, values, characteristics and knowledge as valid and legitimate, matters. We do all things in...
  • October 12, 2021
Read More
Professor Nick Lennox Director of the Queensland Centre for Intellectual & Developmental Disability (QCIDD), University of Queensland What has changed in the health and disability sectors over the last thirty years and how did this happen? Where are we at...
  • October 11, 2021
Read More
Mrs Helen Neale1 1Community Living Project, Christies Beach, Australia Background The Micro Enterprise (ME) Project has operated in SA since 2012, offering strong employment and skill development outcomes and increased community participation for people with intellectual and other disabilities. However,...
  • October 4, 2021
Read More
Mrs Sarah Burrage Faulkner1 1Community Living Project, Adelaide, Australia Background COVID-19 highlighted the safeguarding role of neighbours in mitigating the impact of isolation. Funded by the SA Department of Premier and Cabinet and Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund, the...
  • October 4, 2021
Read More
Dr Anna Moffat1 1Cara, Australia Background We are increasingly aware of the benefits of play beyond childhood. Play can increase understanding and integration of concepts and the development of skills where the play- or game-based approach is flexible, dynamic and...
  • October 4, 2021
Read More
Recent Comments
    Recent Comments