The 51st Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) Conference will be held in Hobart at the Grand Chancellor from Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 November 2017.
The Conference theme is “Pushing the Boundaries”.
It reflects the major challenges facing all communities who desire to realise the goals of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In Australasia, it encompasses the issues arising from new approaches to service provision such as increased self-direction, choice and control.
ASID 2017 conference aims to present an inclusive and exciting program with many opportunities for discussion and debate. ASID’s focus is research to practice – the dialogue between researchers, practitioners, service providers, governments, families and people with intellectual disability which has the goal of finding better ways to support inclusion for individuals and to change systems.
The Conference comes at a time of major reform of disability specific service systems and increased expectations about the accessibility of mainstream services to people with intellectual disability.
Key questions for discussion include:
- How do/can new disability service policies and developments push boundaries?
- How has practice changed in response to current intellectual disability policy directions?
- How can people with intellectual disability be listened to in policy and service design?
- What market place practices work best to support participation and inclusion for people with intellectual disability?
On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee, we invite you with your colleagues or supporters to submit one or more abstracts in accordance with the Submission Guidelines.
We invite submissions from people with intellectual disability and their families, those who work at all levels of disability support services, academics, health, social care and educational professionals and policy makers.
We seek proposals for posters, papers, symposia, round tables and workshops around the broad conference theme Pushing the Boundaries and the United Nations principle of full and effective participation in society of people with disabilities on an equal basis with others.
Support will be available from local ASID members for people with intellectual disability to submit abstracts.
Contact the ASID Secretariat on 1800 644 741 (within Australia) or email email@example.com.
Please note abstract submissions close at midnight on Friday 21 April 2017.