Event Type: Webinar
Date: June 19, 12:30-2pm – more information to follow
More Information: This webinar will cover issues concerning International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) education, with the Australian ICF Network. The event will be in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Australia’s national health and welfare statistics and information agency and also the Australian Collaborating Centre for WHO classifications.
Contact: Ros Madden
End of Life and People with Disability
Event Type: Symposium
Date: Tuesday, 30 June
Location: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney
More Information: Adults with intellectual disability deserve information and support about end of life to help them understand and plan. The symposium will feature Australian and UK researchers and practitioners who are currently working on end-of-life issues with people with intellectual disability. These are universal concerns that apply regardless of disability, so several other speakers will discuss end of life as experienced by members of the broader community. The symposium will include reports on the findings of Part 1 of the Sydney-based 3-year research project, Dying to Talk, and will feature a preview screening of excerpts of the new educational video Dying to Talk.
This symposium will be of interest to direct care and management staff in the intellectual disability sector, adults with intellectual disability and family members.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Dr Stuart Wark, School of Rural Medicine, University of New England
Ms Rebecca Fletcher or Ms Gail Jeltes, Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home
Professor Roger Stancliffe, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Debbie Horsfall, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, University of Western Sydney
Dr Michele Wiese, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney
Ms Pippa McMaugh, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
Dr Josephine Clayton, HammondCare Palliative and Supportive Care Service, Greenwich Hospital, Sydney, and The University of Sydney, Northern Clinical School
Ms Anne Meller, Prince of Wales Hospital, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Professor Sue Read, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University UK
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Sydney’s Centre for Disability Research and Policy and Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home. To find out more, about the ARC Linkage grant-funded research on Dying to Talk: Community living staff helping people with intellectual disability to understand and prepare for the end-of-life visit this page.
Cost: This will be a charged event (registration fee TBA).
Register: More information to follow. (To be advised in this instance)
Contact: Prof. Roger Stancliffe
P 02 9351 9984
Social Media and Arts for Visually Impaired People: blind.wiki
Late September – more information to follow
Event Type: Presentation and Artistic Event
In conjunction with the Spanish Culture Institute (Cervantes Institute), CDRP will host a presentation by the artist Antoni Abad, included in the "Catedra Instituto Cervantes" program. The artist will reflect on his project blind.wiki - an interactive, community-based smartphone project that invites the Sydney blind and visually impaired to share their own news and opinions on the difficulties and facilities they find in their day-to-day lives.
Location: Camperdown and other locations in Sydney
Contacts: Paula Llull / Prof. Luis Salvador-Carulla