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Working with refugees with a family member with ID

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Working with refugees with a family member with ID

Tuesday, 11th Aug 2020
4:30pm 5:30pm
Contact:   ASID National Office

Service Provider perspectives on supporting people with intellectual and developmental disability from refugee backgrounds

Presented by Dr Angela Dew

The webinar will be recorded and made available to all people who register including those unable to participate in the live event.

When: Tuesday 11th August 2020


4.30 pm to 5.30 pm (AEST time)

2.30 to 3.30pm (AWST)

6.30 to 7.30pm (NZ)

Where: View from your own computer!

Cost:  $0 ASID members / $25 Non- members
This cost includes access to the webinar and the recording.

Non-members - recording only $20


Recently 15 million Syrian and Iraqi people fled their homes because of war and human rights violations. In 2015, Australia committed to settle 12,000 of them as humanitarian entrants. In 2012 the Government streamlined the health waiver for all humanitarian visa applicants meaning that people with disability were more likely to get a visa. Little is known about the implications of this change for Australian service providers as the number and circumstances of refugees with a disability who have been resettled here to date is unknown. This paper describes one part of a larger study to explore the impact of resettlement in Australia for Iraqi and Syrian refugees with disability, their families and service providers.


Angela is an A/Prof, Disability and Inclusion at Deakin University. Angela is a sociologist with over 30 years working in the disability field in direct service, management, teaching and research roles. Angela’s main research interests relate to the lived experiences of people with a disability and their family members.

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