The Disability Research to Action Forum will focus on the application of research to disability service design, programs and practice.
Receive a 50% discount ($90 instead of $180) when registering with your RMIT email.
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RMIT Higher Degree students:
There are opportunities for a limited number of RMIT Higher Degree students to assist at the forum and receive free registration. Those interested should email Carmel Laragy to find if places are still available (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The forum will bring together researchers, practitioners and people with disability with the aim of building greater research mindedness and capacity in the disability sector.
The forum aims to
- bring together researchers, practitioners and people with disability to build greater research mindedness and capacity in the disability sector
- showcase how research can be incorporated into disability service design, programs and practice
- provide examples of organisations achieving success through evidence-based practice
- provide examples of people with disabilities, their families and carers exercising choice and control
Format and program
The format will consist of plenary, panel, concurrent sessions, and workshops. People with disability will take an active part on panels and discuss their experiences, including being co-researchers in inclusive research.
The draft program can be downloaded above. The themes in the concurrent sessions are: Better outcomes; Independence and self-determination, Achieving quality services, Responding to Indigenous needs; Inclusive research; Workforce; Models of community participation; Interfaces between services; Housing and supported living.
Practitioners, including front line practice leaders and managers; researchers and students; people with disability, families and carers; other disability sector stakeholders".
For queries contact: Liza Brown-Pinsky, Policy and Project Officer, NDS Victoria, ph. (03) 8341 4309, email@example.com
RMIT University contact: Dr Carmel Laragy, NDS Victoria Research Advisory Group, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR), RMIT University; ph. 0427 982298, firstname.lastname@example.org