with international guest speaker:
Associate Professor Matthew Janicki
Charles Blunt Conference Room
Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
59 Charles St
Family members: free
Matthew P. Janicki PhD is a research Associate Professor of human development at the Institute of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and serves as Director for Technical Assistance for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Aging with Developmental Disabilities – Lifespan Health and Function at the University. Formerly he was Director for Aging and Special Populations for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Dr Janicki was a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr Foundation’s Public Policy Leadership Fellow, spending a sabbatical year at the National Institute on Aging and the United States Senate, where he helped introduce changes in the Older Americans Act, relative to access by people with disabilities. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the area of aging, dementia, public policy and rehabilitation, with regard to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has lectured and provided training in aging and intellectual disabilities across the world.
The Futures Alliance is a cooperative of community representatives from disability and aged care providers in NSW which includes representation from consumers, academics and peak bodies. The purpose of the Futures Alliance is to remove boundaries and to maximize community resources to deliver improved options for people with a disability who are ageing.