Past events and seminars

Wednesday 14 August 2019

August Seminar from the Living with Disability Research Centre

Wednesday 17 July 2019

The Master of Disability Practice is a fully online course designed and taught by leading researchers from La Trobe University.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Dr Ilan Wiesel: Ambiguities of ‘mainstream participation’ by people with intellectual disability and Associate Professor Karen Soldatic & Dr Michelle Fitts: Sorting myself out of the system: Social sorting and the disability income support system for Indigenous Australians living with Disability.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Dr Tal Araten Bergman on Models for Forming and Supporting Circles of Support for People with Intellectual Disability. Dr Robyn O'Halloran on why ​hospitals don’t measure the patient experience of patients with communication disability?

Wednesday 08 May 2019

Jade McEwan explores 'What is good service quality? Day service staff's perspectives on what it is and how it should be measured'. Tessa-May Zirnsak looks at 'Understanding systemic and cultural violence against the cognitive disability community: A new theoretical model

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Professor Pavla Miller on the development of the NDIS and path dependence - Dr Sian Anderson on contradictions underpinning supporters work in self-advocacy groups.

Wednesday 06 March 2019

International academic guest: Dr Nicola Grove on the Story webs – anecdotal narrative and the fabric of being and Ms Kate D'Cruz on narrative approaches in rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Join us for a webinar sharing insights about our disability courses.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Ms Gail Ritchie: A Case Study of a Perpetrator: abuse in a service for young people with intellectual disabilities, and Dr David Henderson: ‘The boy tied to a stake’: The Tipping Campaign and reform at the Kew Cottages in the 1950s.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Professor Lisa Brophy on Reducing Coercive Practice And Professor Christine Bigby on Active Support structures and processes

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Leading Norwegian disability researcher Professor Jan Tøssebro, on Intensive Support Services for People with Disability and Complex Support Needs

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Amanda Pagan & Colleagues on LAC planning and the community and Dr Darren O'Donovan with updates on NDIS AAT decisions.

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Ms Claire Quilliam and Ms Jasvinder Sekhon

Is there Such a Thing as a Good Group Home Workshop, 28 April 2017

A workshop with Professor Christine Bigby of the Living with Disability Research Centre, in partnership with ASID and NDS.

Group homes are a very significant part of the system of services that supports people with intellectual disability. Prior to the NDIS approximately half of all Australian disability expenditure is on accommodation and most of this is on group homes. This workshop covers the following questions:
What does the research tell us? What action do we need to take to improve the quality? What are the alternatives?

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Policy and Practice of Support for Decision Making Workshop, 18 November 2016

This Roundtable was hosted to share information about Australian and international developments that are furthering the rights of people with cognitive disabilities to exercise their rights to participate in decision making about their own lives, and to discuss the policy and practice issues that have arisen as new approaches to support for decision making have been trialled. Seeks to answer:
What has been learned and what are the pressing issues to be resolved?

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