A conference on human rights and community living conditions for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Oslo and Trondheim.



Oslo, Norway -Human Rights and Rule of Law
Monday 17 June and Tuesday 18 June
 

 

17 June 2013
Monday           19:00 - Opening Social at Oslo City Hall
   All conference participants are invited to an opening social event at the Oslo Rådhus (city hall).
 
18 June 2013   Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel

Tuesday          08:00 – Registration and gathering
 
09:00 - Welcome to the Conference - Karl Elling Ellingsen
Dr. Ellingsen, Director of NAKU and host of the conference, will provide a brief introduction and welcome to the conference.
 
09:15 - Opening Speech – Inga Marte Thorkildsen
Ms. Thorkildsen, Norway’s Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, will provide an opening speech.
 
09:45 – Plenary Address – Oliver Lewis
Human Rights Rhetoric into Reality for People with Intellectual Disabilities Worldwide
 
10:45 - break
 
11:00 – Plenary Address – Ruth Luckasson
The Journey to Rights and Community: Thinking Beyond Legal Consent
 
12:00 - Lunch break
 
13:00 - Parallel Sessions

 

Session 1.                
Oslo Plaza

301 (3rd floor)
Session 2.
Oslo Plaza

303 (3rd floor)
Session 3.
Oslo Plaza Ekeberg (Plaza panorama, 33rd floor)
Steuer - From law to practice:  People with intellectual disabilities and inclusion in the labour market.
 
Lundberg – People with intellectual disabilities in the legal system


Pais- From Chacon Navas to Jette Ring and beyond













 
Ficker Terrill -Using outcome measurement for quality of life, organizatonal change, and person centered planning
 
Larsen - Increased life expectancy and an increased risk of people with Down’s syndrome developing dementia requires improved procedures for monitoring their health status through adulthood

Barstad- Personal outcome measures: A suitable tool to qualify the service to people with disabilities in Norway?








 


Fridheim and Lundgård– When knowledge of their rights and belief in his own voice creates expectations that the support system is unable to cope
 
Østby, Haugenes, & Oterhals - My home - my work. Does filmed vignettes and conversation enhance reflection in staff and assertiveness in persons with ID?


Bakken- Adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness in psychiatric inpatient units. Empirical studies of patient characteristics and psychiatric diagnoses from 1996-2011








 

 

15:00 - Coffee break

15:30 – Plenary Address – Michael Wehmeyer
Self-Determination: Toward Lives filled with Rising Expectations, Dignity, Respect, and Opportunities
 
16:30 - Closing Ceremony – Brent Askvig
Dr. Askvig will provide concluding comments about the day, including observations from the plenary and parallel sessions.
 
17:00 - End of Conference
 

 

Trondheim, Norway
Living Conditions and Quality of Life


Thursday 20 June 2013  Rica Nidelven Hotel
                    08:00 – Registration and gathering 

09:00 -09:05- Opening of the conference – Brent Askvig
Dr. Askvig, Executive Director of the ND Center for Persons with Disabilities in Minot, ND, and co-sponsor for the conference, will open the conference.

09:05-09:20- Welcome to the conference- Jens Petter Gitlesen, president of NFU, The Norwegian Association for persons with Developmental Disabilities.
 
09:20 - Opening Speech - Margaret Nygren
Public Policy Implications of Changes in Language, Data, and Diagnostic Criteria
 
09:45 – Plenary Address – Julie Beadle-Brown
Promoting a good life in the community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities -   successes and challenges

10:45 – Break

 
11:00 – Plenary Address – Amy Hewitt
State of the Science: Outcomes and quality of life in community living

 
12:00 - Lunch break
 
13:00 - Parallel Sessions
 
 

Session 1.
Strinda/Ilsvika
Session 2.
Munkholmen
Session 3.
Leangen Gård
Session 4.
Lian

Østby, Haugenes, Åsmyhr, Moe, Stormbroen & Oterhals - My home - my work. Does filmed vignettes and conversation enhance reflection in staff and assertiveness in persons with ID?
 
Midjo -Talking about romantic relationships
 
Schafft -Obstacles and opportunities to get and keep a job in an ordinary work place
 
Fjetland - Ethical and moral dilemmas narrated by workers and working leaders in sheltered workshops




 

Barstad - Personal Outcome Measures – a suitable tool to qualify the service to people with intellectual disabilities in Norway?
 
Liccini - Red flags of autism spectrum disorders and the benefits of early intervention
 
Bania - Footprints from school to work: Educational aspiration among Sami adolescents – agency and structure




 
 
Mercer - Community Staff Training: Support providers, university, and state government collaboration
 
Dean- The effective use of competency-based training in the delivery of an online training curriculum for direct support professionals
 
Webster – A model for shifting attitudes and practices toward quality lives for all

Strøm- The Legal Situation for Individuals in Norway who are Disabled due to Mental Disturbance



 
Scharpe –TeleAudiology-Implications for Newborn Hearing Screening
 
Ficker Terrill -Using outcome measurement for quality of life, organizational change, and person centered planning

Madsen - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: How people with disabilities will be impacted
 




 

 

15:00 - coffee break

15:30 – Plenary Address – Jan Tøssebro
Twenty years after Deinstitutionalization: Current Trends in the Living Conditions of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Norway

16.30-16.40: Performance by The Dance Laboratory

16:40 - Closing Ceremony – Karl Elling Ellingsen

Dr. Ellingsen will provide concluding comments about the day, including observations from the plenary and parallel sessions.
 
17:00 - End of Conference

  

 

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