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Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability

ASID 2017 Conference - Tasmania

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The ASID 2017 Conference theme was “Pushing the Boundaries”.

The conference was held in Hobart, Tasmania 8-10 November 2017.

The theme reflected 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.

Aim of the Conference

The conference aim was 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.

ASID Conference Handbook 2017

Keynote Speakers

  • Rob Greig
  • Judy Huett
  • Associate Professor Leanne Dowse
  • Dr Jennifer Glegg
  • Professor Chris Bigby



CongratuC:\fakepath\Untitledlations to Clinical Professor Vivienne Riches,awarded the Fellow of ASID (FASID) Award for 2017 

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and to Professor Keith McVillyy in recognition of his exceptional and significant contributions to ASID.