Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding
2015 International Conference
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Thursday, October 15 - Saturday, October 17, 2015
The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC
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 people with disabilities and seniors achieve meaningful and rewarding lives as full citizens.
In October of 2015, the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is hosting: Claiming Full Citizenship: an international conference on Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding. 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.
- Evaluate the progress in achieving the vision set out in the Seattle 2000 Declaration on Self Determination and Individualized Funding
- Share lessons learned on the implementation of self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making
- Promote cross national, cross cultural and cross sector dialogue
- Share best practices
- Support the realization of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities through promoting the effective global implementation of self-determination, personalization and individualized funding
- Create a roadmap for the effective implementation of self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making
- Foster cooperative networks across jurisdictions, sectors and interests that will continue after the conference
Who Should Attend:
The conference is intended to bring together a broad range of people from around the world and from different constituencies and sectors to share experiences and dialogue to support the effective implementation of self-determination, personalization and individualized funding and ultimately to promote the full and effective citizenship of those who rely on formal and informal supports to participate to their full capacity.
To this end this we invite:
- Person with intellectual, physical and other disabilities
- Families, advocates and allies
- Disability and seniors organizations
- Researchers and educators
- Service and support providers
- Health and human service professionals and students
- Human service and health policy and program analysts
- Decision makers in government and the community sectors
If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Katia at 604.822.0054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.