2016

Warsaw, Poland – November 25, 2016
Two lectures in conjunction with 1-day conference of the Polish Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
1. Implementation of Article 27 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the field of supported employment in the world.
Lecturer: Dr. Fabrizio Fea, Associazione “Scuola Viva” onlus – Rome, Italy
2. The use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in Practice
Lecturer: Dr. Judith Hollenweger, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Zagreb, Croatia – October 21, 2016
13 short presentations (20 minutes each) by members of QOL and CPP SIRGs- Full day.
Quality of Life and Community Support

Warsaw, Poland – September 21, 2016
Lecture in conjunction with the International Conference on Special Education, Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, Warsaw
Quality of Life, Social inclusion and Children with Disabilities
Lecturer: Ivan Brown, Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Canada

Singapore – September 5-6, 2016
Workshops
1. Social media and intellectual disability
2. Mealtime management
Presenter and Affiliations: Susan Balandin, PhD, holds the Inaugural Chair in Disability and Inclusion at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Immediate Past Editor: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability

Singapore- August 26-27, 2016
Workshops

1. Quality of life for individuals and families who have children
with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Professional issues and involvement.
2. Quality of life for individuals and families who have children
with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Parent and personal issues.
Presenter and Affiliations: Roy Brown, PhD, Emeritus Professor University of Calgary, Canada and Flinders University, Australia. Adjunct Professor Child and Youth Care University of Victoria, Canada

Sydney, Australia- August 23, 2016
Workshop
Down syndrome: Quality of Life for Individuals, a life span approach
Presenters and Affiliations: Roy Brown, PhD, Emeritus Professor University of Calgary, Canada and Flinders University, Australia. Adjunct Professor Child and Youth Care University of Victoria, Canada; Nancy Jokinen, PhD, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada

Melbourne, Australia – August 19, 2016
Workshops
1. Transition to Retirement: A Guide to Inclusive Practice
Presenters and Affiliations: Roger J. Stancliffe, PhD, Professor of Intellectual Disability at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Disability Research and Policy, Sydney, Australia; Nathan J. Wilson, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.
2. Enhancing Quality of Life at Home and at School
Presenters and Affiliations: Roy Brown, PhD, Emeritus Professor University of Calgary, Canada and Flinders University, Australia. .Adjunct Professor Child and Youth Care University of Victoria, Canada; Rhonda Faragher, PhD, Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University; Ivan Brown, PhD, Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Canada
3. Social Media and People with Disabilities
Presenters and Affiliations: Susan Balandin, PhD, holds the Inaugural Chair in Disability and Inclusion at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; Bronwyn Hemsley, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Discovery Early Career Researcher at the University of Newcastle, Australia
4. Understanding the Role of Epigenetics in Health and Disability
Presenters and Affiliations: Jozef Gecz, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics, Department of Paediatrics, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, and Chair of Childhood Disability Prevention, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia; Jeff Craig, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental and Genetic Epidemiology Research Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia; W. Ted Brown, MD, PhD, Director, New York State Institute for Basic Research, New York, USA; Terry O’Brien, MD, FRACP, Head of the Department of Medicine, The Royal Melbourne and Western Hospital, at The University of Melbourne, and Head of the Epilepsy Program and Consultant Neurologist, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.
5. People with Intellectual Disabilities as Suspects and Offenders
Presenters and Affiliations: Glynis Murphy, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology & Disability, Tizard Centre, University of Kent, UK; Jane McCarthy, MD, Consultant Psychiatrist, Forensic Directorate, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, London, UK; George Woods, MD, Forensic Psychiatrist, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, USA; Peter Langdon, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Tizard Centre, University of Kent, UK
6. Assessing Risk for Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour: ARMIDILO-S, a New Tool
Presenter and Affiliation: Douglas Boer, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Centre for Applied Psychology, University of Canberra, Australia
7. Arts-Based Research: A Knowledge Translation Approach
Presenters and Affiliations: Angela Dew, PhD, Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (University of Toronto, Canada), Research Fellow, Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program, School of Social Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW Australia; Louisa Smith, PhD, Lecturer, Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program, School of Social Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW Australia.
8. The Why, Where and How of an Inclusive Approach to Disability Research
Presenter and Affiliation: Patricia O’Brien, PhD, Professor of Disability Studies, Centre for Disability Studies (CDS), University of Sydney, with members of the CDS and other Inclusive Research networks
9. The Ins and Out of Writing and Publishing a Journal Article
Presenters and Affiliations: Susan Balandin, PhD, holds the Inaugural Chair in Disability and Inclusion at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Immediate Past Editor: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability; Glynis Murphy, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology & Disability, Tizard Centre, University of Kent, UK. Co-editor: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities; Angela Hassiotis, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, Division of Psychiatry, University College London Medical School, and Camden & Islington Foundation Trust. Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Research in Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Associate Editor: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

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Founded in 1964 as the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency, IASSIDD is an international, interdisciplinary and scientific non-governmental organization which promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities.

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