Provisional Program

The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Tuesday 5 November 2019

0930 Registration & Morning Tea
Pre-Conference Workshop
1000-1600 Fundamentals for Positive Behaviour Support (PBS): making it happen
Dr Nick Gore

Wednesday 6 November 2019

0800 Registration
0900-0930 Welcome to Country
President’s Address
0930-0945 Life Without Barriers – Gold Partner Presentation
0945-1030 Keynote Speaker
Systemic advocacy and leadership by people with intellectual disability
Jim Simpson & Alanna Julian
1030-1100 Morning Tea
Concurrent Session 1
Room Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
1100-1130 Embracing the future: an evaluation of sexuality workshops for parents and carers of children and young people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders
Erin Donnelly
Improving school to work transition for young people with intellectual disability 
Michelle Wakeford
Friendships & relationships for people with intellectual disability
The Inclusive Research Network
What makes community activities accessible? The views of adults with intellectual disability
Dr Allyson Thomson
Having a say: Down Syndrome Advisory Network (DSAN)
Dr Ellen Skladzien
1130-1200 The experiences of ageing parent carers and the reasons behind their decision to continue to care for adult children with intellectual disability at home
Dr Wendy Simpson
An evaluation of Community Bridging Service Inc.’s school2work Supports
Adele Demasi
Adult siblings of people with disability: exploring the complex system of relationships that contribute to positive life span outcomes
Dr Wendy Simpson
Finding ways to support local councils as agents for inclusion – what the “My Home My Community” project has discovered so far
Dr Phillippa Carnemolla
Writing the script. The overt and hidden contradictions of supporters’ work in independent self-advocacy groups
Dr Sian Anderson
1200-1230 The Micro Enterprise Project: building meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability
Prue Gorman
Models for forming and supporting circles of support for people with intellectual disability
Dr Tal Araten-Bergman
Enabling hospitals to be more inclusive and responsive to people with intellectual disabilities or acquired brain injury
Prof. Christine Bigby
Mutual recognition in paid support relationships
Prof. Karen Fisher
1230-1330 Lunch
Division Chairs Meeting (30mins)
Plenary Session
1330-1415 Keynote Speaker
Critiquing approaches to community participation of people with intellectual disabilities
Dr Stacy Clifford Simplican
1415-1420 Change Rooms
Concurrent Session 2
Room Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
1420-1520 Workshop:
More than just a poster boy – making sure people with intellectual disability have choice and control of how they are represented in communications

Lisa Clarke & Ben Alexander
Oral health champions at genU – supporting the journey to a good life and taking control

Margery Pithouse
Round Table:
Inclusion of people with intellectual disability at university in Australia

Dr Fiona Rillotta
YOU too can be an advocate!

Jim Simpson & Alanna Julian
Pathological demand avoidance: hype or hard graft?

Dr Jenny Curran
1520-1550 Afternoon Tea
Concurrent Session 3
  Children and families Health People with complex needs Participation Adults
Room Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
1550-1620 Mental health in children with a neurogenetic syndrome associated with intellectual disability
A/Prof. Jenny Downs
Recognising and responding to pain in adults with severe intellectual disability: the effectiveness of an intervention targeting support workers
Dr Stella Koritsas
What good life?- Looking for belonging on the fringes
Benjamin Garcia-Lee
Title to come
Dr Stacy Clifford Simplican

Where to next for adults with intellectual disability who have completed an inclusive university program
Charlotte Gobec
1620-1650 Using computer vision to improve genomic diagnosis for people with a syndromic form of intellectual disability
Dr Tracy Dudding-Byth
People with intellectual disability and type 1 diabetes: toward strategies for supported independence
A/Prof. Nathan Wilson
Evidenced based trial for complex psychosocial and forensic disability service delivery models in an NDIS framework – journey to a good life
Melinda Kubisa
Developing social skills with adults
Enaksha Garde
1650-1720 Best practice for developing and validating a quality of life measure for children with intellectual disability
A/Prof. Jenny Downs
Prevalence and incidence of physical health disorders in people with intellectual disability – a systematic review
Peiwen Liao
Building good lives, together – the development and implementation of a Model of Care in a NZ forensic intellectual disability context
Sandra Malcolm
Cognitive abilities in Williams Syndrome
Daniel Miezah
1720-1920 Welcome Reception

Thursday 7 November 2019

0800 Registration
Plenary Session
0845-0930 Keynote Speaker
Positive Behaviour Support – what is it? How does it fit with Active Support and how should service providers use it
Dr Nick Gore
0930-0935 Change Rooms
Concurrent Session 4
  Supporting people with challenging behaviour Inclusive research Participation Services Self advocacy
Room Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
0935-1005 What do disability support organisations believe about positive behaviour support (PBS)? Using policy belief systems to identify emerging alliances in the NDIS
Brent Hayward
Increasing rigour in inclusive disability research methods: a systematic technique for accessible data analysis
Prof. Sally Robinson
Local Inclusive Fitness for Everyone (LIFE): results from a novel pilot project.
Dr Eli Ristevski
Taking control through digital transformation – effective systems
Natalie Berry
The long and winding road (big step)
Michelle Moss
1005-1035 The accessibility and usefulness of positive behaviour support plans for non-specialised support people
Chloe Jarvis
Using a novel approach to participatory network mapping to understand value creation in the lives of families with a primary school-aged child with intellectual disability
Jane Adams
Inclusive access to South Australian sporting clubs for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities
Claire Robertson
1035-1100 Morning Tea
Concurrent Session 5
  Support for decision making Rural and remote Inclusive research methods Complex support Quality and safe services
Room  Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
1100-1130 Symposium:
Developing and evidence based practice framework to support decision making 

Recommendations and influence of Law Reform Agencies on supported decision-making
Professor Christine Bigby

Developing an evidence-based practice framework to guide support for decision making
Professor Christine Bigby

Strategies for supporting people with intellectual disability to have choice and control over their lives?
Dr William Crisp

Article 12 and the NSW guardianship framework: a case study highlighting barriers for people with intellectual disability regarding legal capacity and autonomy of decision-making
Jenna Macnab

This symposium is a snap shot of high quality research and research informed practice for people with intellectual disability in rural and remote Australia

Telepractice: a real choice for quality therapy services in rural areas
Kim Bulkeley

Barriers and impediments to providing end-of-life care in rural Australia
Stuart Wark

Living a good life for Aboriginal people with intellectual/ developmental disability from central Australia
A/Prof. Angela Dew

Making it real – student education in rural allied health disability services
Julie Cullenward

CDS outreach: reflections on establishing therapy facilitator services under the NDIS in western NSW
Sarah Wagstaff

People with intellectual disabilities as researchers: establishing an inclusive research team
Felicity Crowther
Restrictive practices – illuminating communities
Susan Connell
What is good service quality for people with intellectual disability? Frontline day service staff’s perspectives on what it is and how it should be measured
Jade Mcewen
1130-1200 Inclusive research and diverse teams – who takes control and when?!
Dr Phillippa Carnemolla
Understanding the impact of the roadmap for achieving dignity without restraint for people with disabilities
Dr Raelene West
Building safe and respectful cultures in disability services: results of a pilot project
Prof. Sally Robinson
1200-1230 Our recipe for inclusive research
Felicity Crowther
Characteristics of adults with intellectual disability requiring inpatient psychiatric treatment
Dr Sreedharan Geetha Sajith
Sexual abuse of people with an intellectual disability – a perpetrator case study
Gail Ritchie
1230-1330 Lunch
AGM (30mins)

Plenary Session
1330-1415 Keynote Speaker
Helping damaged people manage their chaotic emotions
Professor Jennifer Clegg
1415-1420 Change Rooms
Concurrent Session 6
  NDIS  Inclusive arts Rights  Safe services
Room Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
1420-1450 NDIS – What could possibly go wrong? – Panel Discussion
Richard Bruggemen

A process evaluation of an innovative inclusive performing arts project “Experience Collider” for teens with multiple support needs, within a quality of life framework
Nada Murphy
Emotional wellbeing and PBS for caregivers and people with disabilities who display behaviours that challenge
Dr Nick Gore

My life. My rights.
How Australia is doing at protecting our human rights and what the UN have to say 
Rachel Spencer

Making services safer and more respectful
Prof. Sally Robinson

1520-1550 Afternoon Tea
Post AGM Board Meeting (15 mins)
Concurrent Session 7
    Providing individual support Bereavement Inclusion  Adults
Room Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
1550-1620 TBC

Inclusive practice for decision making support
Justine O’Neill
The Adult Attachment Picture Projective System: what it tells us about bereavement and why that matters
Professor Jennifer Clegg

What inclusion means to me
Felicity Crowther

Living a full and meaningful life with a physical & intellectual disability
Dayna Atkinson
1620-1650 Evaluation of decision-making support training for disability support workers
Dr Stella Koritsas
Experiences of National Disability Insurance Scheme planning from the perspective of adults with intellectual disability
Prof. Angus Buchanan
1650-1720 Service provider perspectives on supporting people with intellectual and developmental disability from Iraqi and Syrian refugee backgrounds
A/Prof. Angela Dew
What does resilience look like for people with intellectual disability?
Dr Allyson Thomson
Evening Dine Arounds

Friday 8 November 2019

0800 Registration
Plenary Session
0845-0930 Keynote Speaker
Indigenous perspectives on disability and inclusion, and implications of these for supporting people with intellectual disabilities
Dr Scott Avery
0930-0940 Launch 2020 Conference
0940-0955 ASID Awards Ceremony
0955-1040 Keynote Speaker
Our Voice self advocates
1040-1100 Morning Tea
Concurrent Session 8
Technology and internet issues Self-determination Working inclusively   Self-Advocacy
Room Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
1100-1130 Caregivers’ views of the risks and benefits of Internet use by people with intellectual disability
Sarah Glencross
From criminalisation to individual choice: policy responses to changing constructions of intellectual disability in Western Australia
Wendy Simpson
Inclusive research methods and practices involving people with intellectual disability
Dr Scott Avery & A/Prof. Angela Dew
Innovative partner organisations can significantly improve outcomes for people with complex disabilities in supported independent living
Dr Kylie Gwynne
Our Voice Workshop
1130-1200 The VirtuAbility Network: developing virtual reality communities and overcoming virtual barriers
Angela Meyer
Adventures in becoming a ‘legal’ adult with severe intellectual disabilities: personal and research perspectives
Michelle King
An artist’s interpretation of the national standards for disability services
The Inclusive Research Network
1200-1230 The use of virtual reality for capacity building through sensory experiences
Gerald Farrugia
Self-determined flatmate selection for individuals with an intellectual disability
Micaela Goldsmith
Background evidence for the statement of ASID’s position on intellectual disability and complex support needs
Prof. Leanne Dowse
1230-1330 Lunch
Australian Psychological Society, Psychology of Intellectual Disability & Autism Interest Group AGM
Concurrent Session 9
Room Ballroom B&C Ballroom A Balcony 1&2 Balcony 3 Balcony 4
1330-1400 TBC

Lisa Scott: taking control through writing and making art
Lisa Scott, Chloe Watfern
The right to effective treatment for individuals with complex needs
Jennifer Colechin, Chelsea Troutman
Family leadership centres on ‘right relationship’ where support is strongly aligned to each person’s individual needs. Self-direction builds the capacity of people with disability and their families to take leadership of paid support

Building Family Leadership – Culture and Process – a Provider’s View
Prue Gorman

Evaluating Self-directed Support – Outcomes of a Family Leadership Model
Dr Caroline Ellison

My experience of Self-directing my own support
Michael Mooney

1400-1430 The international perspective on Easy English and Easy Read: the journey forward.
Cathy Basterfield
  Plenary Session
1435-1520 Closing Remarks/Farewell
1520-1530 Afternoon Tea
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