This was Imagine More’s fourth conference. It was held live in Canberra over two days in May 2018. The topic of the conference was inspired by our belief that communities are richer and stronger when people with a disability are included as valued contributors and participants.
We know that people seeking inclusion often find themselves in the role of “pioneer”. They are often trying to change the culture of a school, a workplace, a social group, or even an entire community. Sometimes it is lonely work. So a conference such as this one is an opportunity for these pioneers to see that they are not alone. Attending the conference were dozens of kindred spirits with similar goals of inclusion.
We welcomed local, national, and international speakers to the conference. More than one hundred people attended the conference.
- The Grass is Always Greener Where You Water It – Lisa Bridle and Sean Fisher
- What It Takes to Craft a Valued Role – John Armstrong
- Being Part of It – Jackie Hayes and Hannah Beard
- Sam’s Employment Discovery – The Early Days – Greg and Ingrid Mahony
- What Is Possible When We Dare To Believe in a Full and Good Life – Ann Greer
- The Road to Independence – Claudine Jamieson
- The Answer Is Ours To Discover: Cam Can – a Small Business Enterprise – Marc and Anthea Lema
- Getting off the Fence: A Commitment to Action – Justine Hall
- People With Intellectual Disabilities Included Within a University Setting: A Framework for Success – Karim Bouchafaa, Sylvana Mahmic & Jemima McDonald
- Creating an Equal Opportunity Life – Ann Greer
- Bringing Down the Fence – Loren Swancutt
- Riding the Rapids from Kindy to Year 12 – Jodie Reid
- Using Empathy and Observation To See More Deeply Into the Lives of Children and Families – John Nash
- Planning for Personalised Learning – Loren Swancutt
- Inclusive Education: The Pathway to Unlocking Potential – Rebecca Murphy
- Communication As the Foundation Piece to a Good Education: What Does It Take? – Ann Greer
- Using a Lesson Design Framework To Implement Effective Differentiation – Paul Kruger
- Students as Communication Partners…Everyone Wins! – Gina Wilson-Burns
- Parental Decision Making and the Right of the Child to an Inclusive Education – Catia Malaquias