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Conference: Claiming full Citizenship

October 15, 2015 - October 17, 2015

[:en]Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding | 2015 International Conference

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

The Advance Notice and Call for Abstracts are now available. Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions have been extended to December 15, 2014.[:fr]Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding | 2015 International Conference

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

The Advance Notice and Call for Abstracts are now available. Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions have been extended to December 15, 2014.[:]

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Start:
October 15, 2015
End:
October 17, 2015
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Website:
http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/ClaimingFullCitizenship2015/default.asp

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