Personhood, decision-making and choice: Frameworks for upholding rights with people with disabilities

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

In this Masterclass participants will explore these questions and engage with ideas of personhood, human rights and supported decision making. Frameworks for practice informed by these ideas will be presented and applied to two key life areas, health and sexuality.

Who should attend?

The landscape of the disability sector in Australia is changing. The idea of who ‘works in disability’ is also shifting. Professionals from a broad range of disciplines are now working in areas where a contemporary understanding of disability is needed to inform their work. This masterclass is designed for people new to disability policy and practice, and for those who want to update their knowledge and skills to align with the current rights informed environment.

Who is running the Masterclass?

The masterclass will be co-facilitated by Deakin University researchers, Professor Susan Balandin, Chair of Disability and inclusion, Dr Patsie Frawley, Dr Joanne Watson, Hon Professor Kelley Johnson as well as Professor Gerard Quinn from the National University of Ireland. Presenters with lived experience of disability will co-facilitate the class.

Participants will take away new knowledge about disability in today’s world along with learning materials developed exclusively for this Masterclass.

Cost: $418 – $462


LOCATION: Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, VIC 3220

Proudly presented by Deakin Disability, Inclusion and Advocacy