Month: October 2021

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dr. Amie O’Shea1, Megan Walsh1,2,3 1Deakin University, Australia, 2CP-Achieve Centre for Research Excellence, Australia, 3Children’s Therapy Services, Geelong, Australia Background Within today’s social and political climate, the issue of sexual consent is front of mind for many people. Many people...
  • October 4, 2021
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Dr Caroline Hart1, Dr Stella Koritsas1, Dr Nick Hagiliassis1 1Scope, Melbourne, Australia Background The move toward individualised funding has led to a need to demonstrate the effectiveness of disability services. There is, however, a lack of surveys that can be...
  • October 4, 2021
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Mr Mark Di Marco1, Mrs Aoife McCann, Ms Natasha Drozdoff, Ms Jacinta Punaro 1Scope, Australia Background Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an important technique for disability workers to support people with behaviours of concern. Training has usually occurred through traditional...
  • October 4, 2021
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Ms Caroline Cummins1, Mrs Ellen Staas1 1Mercy Connect, THURGOONA, Australia Background Information gained directly from consumers can provide important insights into service provision for disability services. There is currently limited literature available to guide services in how to implement inclusive...
  • October 4, 2021
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