Tara Johnson

Ms Jennifer Jacobs1, Ms Cheryll Rosales1 1Uniting Communities, Adelaide, South Australia Background: Our adversarial legal system puts those with complex communication needs (CCN), stemming from disability, illness or injury at significant disadvantage. The Evidence Act 1929 (SA) s4 says that...
  • October 22, 2019
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Our Voice SA Self Advocates & South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability Inclusion Workers  Ian Cummins1, Tiffany Littler1, Elizabeth Crawford1, Gavin Burner1,2, Chris Bergin2, Sarah Byrne2, Rebeka Touzea2 1Our Voice SA, 2South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability Presentation: Self-advocacy is a powerful...
  • October 17, 2019
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Our Voice SA members with Karen Rogers & Alison Vivian Ian Cummins1, Tiffany Littler1, Elizabeth Crawford1, Gavin Burner1, Karen Rogers2, Alison Vivian2 1Our Voice SA, Purple Orange Background: Our Voice SA is a 100% user-led self-advocacy group in South Australia....
  • October 17, 2019
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Dr Stacy Clifford Simplican Overview: In this workshop, we will explore how feminist theories of freedom can inform the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly around the concept of encounter. Feminists have developed accounts of freedom that pay attention...
  • October 1, 2019
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Aine Healey1 1University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Presentation: By the end of the conference you’ll have heard a lot of research – but what do we do with it all? Bring along your ideas and thoughts to this session...
  • September 8, 2019
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Aine Healey1 1University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Presentation: Ever wanted to use twitter but was not sure where to get started? Come along to this session where you will learn twitter basics & tips. Discover how you can use...
  • September 8, 2019
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Mr Michael Mooney1 1NDIS participant, Reynella, Australia Background This session will share the lived experience of a person with disability who is now supported under a self-directed model, as compared to a previous traditional model. Michael has an intellectual disability...
  • August 28, 2019
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Associate Professor Caroline Ellison1 1University of SA, Adelaide, Australia Background Research conducted by Flinders Uni in 2018, funded by the Dept. of Social Services, aimed to identify and articulate the critical elements in agency culture, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that...
  • August 28, 2019
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Ms Prue Gorman1 1Community Living Project, Christies Beach, Australia Background In the past, traditional models of ‘care’ often reflected an organisation’s needs rather than the individual’s needs. If service providers are to actively support people with intellectual disability, and their...
  • August 28, 2019
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Prof. Christine Bigby1, Prof  Jacinta Douglas1 1La Trobe University, Living With Disability Research Centre, Bundoora, Australia Background: This paper details the development of the LaTrobe Support for Decision Making Practice Framework that can be applied by informal or paid supporters...
  • August 28, 2019
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