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March 2017

ASID Podcast Episode 2: "Political citizenship of people with intellectual disability"

In episode two of the ASID podcast series we bring you the highlights of the "Putting rights into practice: Political citizenship and people with intellectual disability" seminar. The event was held in November 2016 and was a partnership between ASID, Inclusion Melbourne and the Living with Disability Research Centre at LaTrobe University.

Speakers Sophia Tipping (Living with Disability Research Centre), Sharon Kensell (Advocacy for Inclusion), Sue Lang (Victorian Electoral Commission), Jane Tracy (a parent, Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria at Monash University) along with Daniel Leighton and Nathan Despott (both of Inclusion Melbourne) provide summaries of their work and experience around the political citizenship.

The presentations from each of the speakers are listed below:


August 2016

ASID Podcast Episode 1:  Susan Buell - "I can't always read and it isn't always easy"

What makes written information easier for people with intellectual disability to understand? 

The Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) presents a research to practice seminar looking at strategies that help people understand written information. Susan Buell will be sharing work from her recent Ph.D study in the UK.

Seminar presenter:  Susan Buell

Susan works in the School of Health Sciences in The University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. Her interests in research are focused on developing the participation of adults with intellectual disabilities and their families in society. Her doctorate research investigated the value of ‘easy read’ literature for adults with intellectual disabilities in constructing meaningful understanding of health issues. She has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in the National Health Service and within inclusive education in Scotland, and subsequently spent 7 years working with children and adults with disabilities in Bolivia, in Latin America.

Handouts for the presentation are attached.