Tim Stainton, PhD and Director, School of Social Work and Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship at UBC welcomes participants and outlines the core concepts the conference is based on.
On behalf of the presenting conference sponsor, Vancouver-based Vancity, Anita Braha, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, welcomes participants to the Claiming Full Citizenship conference in Vancouver.
Jim Mann talks about living with Alzheimer’s disease and illustrates the impact this stigma has, and reflects on his own advocacy and actions so that his voice is heard and his contribution to society can continue, and not be discounted because of his diagnosis.
Bruce Bonyhady, Chair of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency, discusses the new disability insurance scheme’s design, progress, campaign lessons, challenges and opportunities.
Ruth Bartlett, Associate Professor at the Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences at the University of Southampton in England, discusses the dominance of the medical model in health care and the need to shift the discourse to citizenship.
Ellen Goodey, a young woman with a disability from England, talks about the ordinary life she has led by being included in mainstream schools, college and her community, making her own decisions and hiring her own support using an individual budget.
PART 1 - Michael Bach, Executive VP of the Canadian Association for Community Living, talks about the challenges in trying to advance self-determination, supported decision making and individualized funding.
PART 2 - Michael Bach
Tom Nerney, Director of the Institute for Health Quality and Ethics, talks about self-determination based supports and services in the USA. He argues that people with disabilities will not achieve full citizenship without adopting quality standards based on universal human aspirations.
Linda Jordan, Lead for Disabled Children with the National Development Team for Inclusion, discusses the state of individualized funding / direct payments in the United Kingdom, lessons learned and the prospects for the future.
Marsha Marshall, CEO with Manawanui inCharge, talks about individualized funding in New Zealand, and how her organization helps people with disabilities who use individualized funding to achieve the life they want.
Tim Stainton discusses Community Living British Columbia and the implications CLBC’s 10 year journey has for jurisdictions that are embarking on, or considering, major system change.
Michael Kendrick, an international policy consultant, provides a critical examination of self-determination based system change approaches and issues some cautions for those interested in system transformation.
Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform in the United Kingdom, reflects on the lessons learned from self-determination and direct funding based approaches in the United Kingdom during the past decade.
Michael Bach, Executive VP of the Canadian Association for Community Living, reflects on what lies ahead on the path to reform our laws, policies and human service systems so that people with disabilities and seniors can claim their right to full citizenship.
Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the US Department of Education, reflects on what lies ahead on the path to reform our laws, policies and human service systems so that people with disabilities and seniors can claim their right to full citizenship.
Deborah O`Connor, Director of the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia at the University of British Columbia, reflects on what lies ahead on the path to reform our laws, policies and human service systems so people with disabilities and seniors can claim their right to full citizenship.
Eddie Bartnik, an international policy consultant, discusses implementation issues and challenges and opportunities associated with Australia`s new National Disability Insurance Scheme.
John Lord, author, researcher and consultant, discusses Canada’s policy and practice framework for individualized funding and highlights current pockets of excellence.