With the passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, self-determination, personalization and individualized funding initiatives have a new foundation upon which to build. In countries all over the world, these initiatives are transforming the lives of people with disabilities. Like the shift from institutions to community services, these initiatives are a momentous step forward in assisting disabled and elderly people achieve meaningful and rewarding lives as full citizens. In October of 2015, UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is hosting: Claiming Full Citizenship: an international conference on Individualized Funding, Self Determination, and Personalization. We invite you to join us and share in the excitement and fellowship of this important event.
15 years after “The Seattle 2000 Declaration on Self-determination & Individualized Funding”, an international gathering of researchers, policy makers, government representatives, service providers, agency administrators, as well as advocates and allies from the community living, independent living, and seniors sectors, will be coming together to:
-Hear stories of the transformative power that these initiatives have had on the lives of people with disabilities
-Share current research on the efficacy, cost, and outcomes
-Reflect on past mistakes, oversights and learnings
-Examine viable policies and implementation strategies
-Discuss the successful models of planning, facilitation, and supported decision making implementation and management.
This is a rare opportunity to:
-Meet new like-minded leaders from all over the world
-Gain an overview of a range of models and practices
-Learn how support agencies have changed their practices to find innovative means to incorporate these new ways of supporting people
-Hear about the pragmatics of planning, support and administration
-Learn how governments have responded to the policy and administrative challenges and opportunities
-Hear the latest research on self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making initiatives
-Plan to be there and become part of this international movement for transformative social change.
If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Katia at 604.822.0054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.