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All times are Australian Eastern Daylight saving Time (AEDT)

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
(Morning Sessions)

Health and wellbeing

Lifelong Education

11:00 AM

Welcome and introduction

Professor Keith McVilly , University of Melbourne

Welcome and introduction

Professor Keith McVilly , University of Melbourne

Removing the barriers: Empowering organisations to translate research evidence into practice

Keynote address, Laurence Taggart  (UK), Ulster University

Gaming to support better outcomes, lifelong education, and socialization across the lifespan

Keynote address, Jenn Gallup (USA), Idaho State University

11:30 AM

Panel discussion led by Laurence Taggart

Jax Jacky Brown, Educator and Activist

Jane Tracy, Centre for Development Disability Health

Michael Burrowes, Centre for Development Disability Health

Julian Troller, University of New South Wales

Panel discussion led by Jenn Gallup

Michael Arthur-Kelly, University of Newcastle

Diane Chambers, University of Notre Dame

Selim Pullu, Parent

Leah Van Poppell, VALID and Empower Your English

12:00 PM

A Pain Awareness Intervention for Adults with Severe or Profound Intellectual Disability

Anna Devlin, Scope Australia

Stella Koritsas, Scope Australia

Nick Hagiliassis, Scope Australia

Rachael McDonald, Swinburne University

Malcolm Hogg, Melbourne Health

Telepractice for quality NDIS allied health services: Evidence informing innovation

Winner of the Occupational Therapy Australia Prize for Innovation

Monique Hines, University of Sydney

Simone Dudley, Therapy Connect

Kim Bulkeley, University of Sydney

Sue Cameron, Therapy Connect

Michelle Lincoln, University of Sydney

12:30 PM

Disability Health Network: WA Disability Health Framework 2015-2025

Jenny Campbell, Disability Health Network WA Health

Fiona Payne, Disability Health Network WA Health

Monica McGee, Disability Health Network WA Health

It’s not all science fiction – virtual reality as learning

Stewart Koplick, Endeavour Foundation

Chris Beaumont, Endeavour Foundation

1:00 PM

Positive behaviour support: how do we know we are making a difference?

Nick Hagiliassis, Scope Australia

Marc Di Marco, Scope Australia

Susan Fowler, Scope Australia

Aoife McCann, Scope Australia

Victoria Zainal, Scope Australia

Using Intensive Interaction to support communication learning and emotional wellbeing with people with complex intellectual disabilities

Mark Barber, Bayside Special Developmental School

 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
(Afternoon Sessions)

Community Living     

Meaningful Occupation

2:30 PM

Welcome and introduction

Professor Keith McVilly , University of Melbourne

 

Welcome and introduction

Professor Keith McVilly , University of Melbourne

 

Community Living – Making the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities a reality

Keynote address, Therese Sands, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia

Linking discovery and job development

Keynote address, Cary GriffinGriffin-Hammis Associates (USA) and Center for Social Capital

3:00 PM

Panel discussion led by Therese Sands

John McKenna, VALID 

George Taleporos, Summer Foundation

Patricia O’Brien, University of Sydney

Cameron and Maggie Skinner, Advocates

Panel discussion led by Cary Griffin

Kerrie Langford, National Disability Services

Kevin Murfett, Deakin University

Zane McKenzie, Scope Australia

Peter De Natris, National Disability Insurance Agency

3:30 PM

University of New South Wales Community Reference Panel

Steve Griffin, University of New South Wales

Malcolm Hogg, Melbourne Health

 

Sexual Lives & Respectful Relationships: A peer education sexuality and relationships program by and for people with intellectual disability

Amie O’Shea, Deakin University

Linda Stokoe, Deakin University

4:00 PM

Better Evidence of Easy English. Better Outcomes What is the research saying?

Cathy Basterfield, Access Easy English

Valued activities: part of good life for Aboriginal people with disabilities living on the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in Central Australia

Heather Jensen, Centre for Remote Health

John Gilroy, University of Sydney

Lee Ryall, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council

Michelle Lincoln, University of Sydney

Kerry Taylor, Poche Centre, Northern Territory

Rebecca Barton, University of Sydney

Angela Dew, University of New South Wales

Victoria Flood, University of Sydney

Kim McCrae, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council

 

4:30 PM

Communicating accessible housing design and policy through virtual reality

Libby Callaway, Monash University

Kate Tregloan, Monash University

Kirrily Hayward, Monash University

 Ticket to Work

Michelle Wakeford, National Disability Services

e-posters

Health and wellbeing

Improving disability professional’s knowledge and understanding of mental health in people with intellectual disability – an e-Learning resource

Kimberley Smith, University of New South Wales

Julian Troller, University of New South Wales

 

Sleep Comfort Map – exploring knowledge and practical strategies for better sleep for people of all ages, all conditions.

Susan McCabe, SleepLinks

 

Implementing Chronic Pain Best Practice into Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Michelle Marriner, Austin Health

Mel Kotze, Austin Health

 

Owning our outcome measure’s: co-producing tools for change

Natasha Layton, Swinburne University

Ricky Buchanan

 

Meaningful occupation

Plant2Plate Accessible Kitchen garden

Anton Harrington, Austin Health

Michelle Mariner, Austin Health

 

All times are Australian Eastern Daylight saving Time (AEDT)