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ASID QLD - De-differentiation ....

Tuesday, 28th Nov 2017
9:30am 12:30pm
C&K Assn Inc., 257 Gympie Road, Kedron
Contact:   Morrie O'Connor
Phone:   32665633

De-differentiation for People with Intellectual Disabilities?

In recent years, Disability Advocates have stressed the common disadvantages occurring for people with all disabilities as a result of societal structures.  This advocacy has pushed the envelope in securing rights for all people with a disability.  However, there is a concern that within this collective representation the specific issues and needs of people with intellectual disabilities have been lost.  This seminar explores the arguments and merits of Differentiation (recognising specific disability) against
Dedifferentiation (not differentiating between disabilities).

Guest Speakers:

Christine Bigby - Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University
Christine will speak to her recent publication where she has assembled the evidence that argue for and against Differentiation and De-differentiation.

Michelle Moss - Queenslanders with a Disability Network (QDN)
Peer Educators with an Intellectual Disability – Why Differentiation?

Michelle Flynn - Queensland Advocacy Incorporated. (QAI)
The benefits of advocacy that includes all people with disabilities.

Jane Barrett and Kristy Hill - WWILD-SVP Assn Inc. & Community Living Association Inc. (CLA)
Why ‘Differentiation’ in a Recovery project involving people with intellectual disability

Further information about event:

Street parking behind the venue. Venue is close to bus stop. Morning tea will be provided.

Contact Person: - Morrie O’Connor - ASID Qld Chairperson

Ph.: 32665633 or Email:


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