Democratising disability... taking control

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The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises the importance for persons with disabilities to have the freedom to make their own choices, and be actively involved in decision-making processes about policies and programs. The session will explore barriers in taking control regardless of ability or location, and mechanisms to facilitate democracy in the disability sector and community.

The session includes key note speakers who will describe their journey to making decisions, taking control and the barriers they have faced.

Join us for a panel discussion on “Democratising Disability – Taking Control”. How do you do it? What are the barriers? What will it look like in the future? These are just a few of the questions that will be raised during the session. 

The discussion will be led by:

  • His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia
  • Jocelyn Neumueller, Olympian and gold medal paracanoeist at the Australian and Oceania Championships
  • Maurice Corcoran AM, Manager of the South Australian Community Visitor Scheme
  • Tamara Tomic, Chief Executive of the LSA
  • Peter Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of PQSA
  • Nahtanha Davey, Chief Executive Officer of Brain Injury SA
  • Anne Gale, the South Australian Public Advocate

More speakers to be announced soon.

Dr Niki Vincent, South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, is the master of ceremonies.

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Open State Dome

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000

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  • 05 Oct 2017

    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Open State Dome

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000