Month: October 2021

Dr Kate Neale1, Ms Elyce Shearer2, Ms Danielle Notara2 1Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia, 2Aruma, Gold Coast, Australia Background Therapeutic gardening programs for people with intellectual disability often take a biomedical approach by...
  • October 4, 2021
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Ms Wan Ting Tay1 1Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore Background Employment promotes independence and empowerment. However, only one in 10 persons with disabilities (PWD) in Singapore is employed in open employment (OE). While the community stakeholders continue to support...
  • October 4, 2021
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Dr Somayyeh Azimi1,2, Mr Fernando  Lima1, Prof Linda Slack-Smith2, Ms Jenny Bourke1, Hon. Prof Hanny Calache3, Dr Mohammed Junaid1,2, A/Prof Helen Leonard1 1Telethon Kids Institute, Australia, 2University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia, 3Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia Background Little is known...
  • October 4, 2021
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Ms Yvonne Wechuli1, Dr. Jana  York1, Prof. Dr. Ute Karbach1 1University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany Background The suggested presentation reviews the situation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in emergency care. International research findings show their premature mortality and...
  • October 4, 2021
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Ms Elizabeth Goodwin1 1Connect+Co/IHC, Wellington, New Zealand Background Parents of disabled children experience isolation from informal support that impacts negatively on their wellbeing and ability to cope. The development of an online community to address this is the result of...
  • October 4, 2021
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Emma Phillips1, Sophie Wiggans1 1Queensland Advocacy Incorporated, South Brisbane, Australia Background The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the most important international human rights treaty for people with disability. The CRPD was drafted by...
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Ms Amy Scott1, Ms Michelle Wakeford1 1National Disability Services, Parkville, Australia Background The strong relationship between the experience of work during secondary school and post school employment for youth with disabilities is well documented. Yet, many students with intellectual disability...
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Ms Laurel Mimmo1,2, Associate Professor Reema Harrison3, Professor Joanne Travaglia4, Dr Nan Hu1, Associate Professor Sue Woolfenden1,2 1University of NSW, Randwick, Australia, 2The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Randwick/Westmead, Australia, 3Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, Australia, 4University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia...
  • October 4, 2021
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Dr Lincoln Humphreys1, Professor Christine Bigby1 1La Trobe University, Australia Background Research has demonstrated that the strength of frontline practice leadership is an important factor influencing the quality of support provided by staff to people with intellectual disabilities living in...
  • October 1, 2021
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Dr Maree Kirk1 1STPDS NZ, Tauranga, New Zealand Background The Human Right to education is the opportunity to learn, to build capability as an essential factor of wellbeing for children with a disability (Kirk, 2019). The purpose of the study...
  • October 1, 2021
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