Friday, 24 February 2012

Two more events for the calendar

Events of interest to people with Down syndrome and their families are beginning to stack up - we'll post a recap of links to events during March early next week.




An event for Arabic-speaking families with children who have a disability 
presented by Multicultural Health/ Diversity Health Institute and ADHC
29 February 
Auburn 
Further enquiries should be directed to, Desiree.Leone@swahs.health.nsw.gov.au or phone 8838 2173




Towards a good life for people with learning disabilities 
- a public lecture
21st March
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 119, John Goodell Building University of NSW
Further information, and link to registration here.

While there have been radical changes in policy and practice in relation to people with intellectual disabilities over the past 30 years, research has revealed that many people still lead isolated and poor lives in which they lack personal agency. This lecture draws on how we have thought about a good life philosophically to explore some of the reasons why it might be difficult for people with intellectual disabilities to attain one. The lecture considers the following questions: What does it mean to lead a good life? How do we decide when life is good for ourselves or for others? Is it possible to ‘construct a good life’ for someone else? What factors may support people with intellectual disabilities to lead a good life?

The 
lecture will be delivered by Kelley Johnson,  Professor of Disability: Policy and Practice, Director of the Norah Fry Research Centre at the University of Bristol. 

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