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Issues for people in rural/remote Australia

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Issues for people in rural/remote Australia

Wednesday, 15th Jul 2020
12:30pm 1:30pm
Contact:   ASID National Office

Issues for people in rural and remote Australia 

Presented by Dr Stuart Wark & Laura Hogan

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


Wednesday 15th July 2020


12.30pm to 1.30 pm (AEST time)

10.30am to 11.30am (AWST)

2.30pm to 3.30pm (NZ)


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

Non-members - recording only $20


It is already known that access to both general and specialist health and community services is often poor for rural residents. This webinar will consider examples of barriers and impediments to effective support options, and discuss what changes may facilitate improvements for individuals with intellectual disability. Examples of proposed future directions for rural areas include implementation of innovative care models, reconceptualization of funding packages (NDIS), and the development of specialist training and support models for families, disability sector workers and general healthcare staff.


Laura Hogan is the Leader of Health and Clinical Practice and an Occupational Therapist with the Centre for Disability Studies (CDS). She has extensive experience in the delivery of clinical services, training and education, supervision and consultancy across Australia and Internationally. Over the past 2 years Laura has led the developmental and evaluation of a model of practice across rural and remote NSW to address the gap in access to allied health supports for National Disability Insurance Schele (NDIS) in rural and remove communities.

Stuart Wark is the Year 2 Clinical Academic Coordinator in the School of Rural Medicine at University of New England. He has extensive prior experience in community and public health sectors in both rural and metropolitan settings. He currently teaches across the Joint Medical Program and supervises PhD students in the fields of intellectual disability, ageing and/or public health.


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