Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Promise of Inclusion - Presentatations from the Futures Alliance December 6, 2013 forum

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
NDIS & Person Centred Approaches - the NSW Context
What is research telling us?
Aged Care Reform - Where to now?

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Promise of Inclusion .... Futures Alliance December 6, 2013 Forum

The Promise of Inclusion...... How can the current social policy reforms in Disability and Ageing get us there? 

Implicit in the rollout of the NDIS as well as current Aged Care reforms is the promise of better outcomes for people with disability who are ageing.  Hear about the current policy landscape and the latest research, and join us in conversation to help shape the future for people with disability who are ageing.

Key note speakers include:

  • Emeritus Prof Trevor Parmenter will present on the topic of "Ageing Policies and Practices" do people with disabilities fit in?  Lessons learned from research in both the general and disability ageing sectors will b examined and suggestions for cross sectorial collaboration in policy and practices will be proposed. 
  • Paul Sadler will present on the topif of Aged Care Reforms - where to now. Major reforms to aged care were legislated in the last days of the Labor Govt. What is happening now the Abbott Coalition Govt is in power and what will the changes mean for people ageing with lifelong disabilities, other older people and their carers?
  • Christine Regan will present on the topic of 'NDIS .... in the NSW context'

Please download the attached registration for further details.Online registrations now available.

Visit:   If you have any questions you can call Kellie on 4620 2905 or email Kellie at

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Retirement & Disability Seminar Links

The University of Sydney's Centre for Disability Research and Policy recently held a seminar called: Disability and Retirement: Inclusive and Active Ageing. 

 A range of presentations were given including: 

“Retire but don't quit: Reflections on the importance of working for the happiness of people with a disability”

Inclusion in retirement: Practical strategy or pipedream?”

“’It is a good idea to have a plan for when you retire’: Enabling a meaningful life after work in an ADE”

“Open Employment and Retirement for People with Intellectual Disability”

To view all the presentations from this seminar visit the website below:

You can also access the Transition to Retirement Policy Bulletin at:

Information about future events hosted by the Centre for Disability and Research and Policy can be found at: