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Friday 14 June 2013 - Seminar: DISABILITY AND RETIREMENT: INCLUSIVE AND ACTIVE AGEING

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Session 1

1.15pm

“An Overview of Ageing and Retirement: Policy Pitfalls and Promising Practices”

Professor Chris Bigby

Research Program Leader, Deputy Chair Academic Board, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University, Melbourne.  Chair of the IASSID Special Interest Research Group on Ageing and Intellectual Disability.

 

1.45 pm

“’It is a good idea to have a plan for when you retire’: Enabling a meaningful life after work in an ADE”

Ms Laura Angus

Branch Manager, Disability and Carers Programs Branch, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra.

 

2.15 pm

Transition to retirement – a provider’s perspective

 

 

Title of Paper: “Inclusion in retirement: Practical strategy or pipedream?”

Mr Philip Anderson

Acting CEO, Australian Foundation for Disability (AFFORD).

 

Professor Roger Stancliffe

Professor of Intellectual Disability, Centre for Disability Research and Policy (Leader, Disability Services workstream), The University of Sydney

 

Dr Nathan Wilson

Lecturer, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, The University of Sydney

 

SESSION 2

 

3.30 pm

“Open Employment and Retirement for People with Intellectual Disability”

Ms Michelle Brotherton

Quality/OHS Manager, Jobsupport, Sydney.

 

4.00 pm

Retirement and All Australians”

Dr Kate O’Loughlin

Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences,The University of Sydney

 

4.30 pm

“Retire but don't quit: Reflections on the importance of working for the happiness of people with a disability”

Dr Shane Clifton

Academic Faculty Director of Research and Head of Theology, Alphacrucis College Parramatta.