International Short Break Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference: 7th International Short Break Conference
Date: 9th – 11th June, 2010
Venue: National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland
Topic: Short Breaks: A Path to Inclusion – Whose Needs? Whose Rights? What Choices?
This important biennial 3 day Conference is the only international forum for the sharing of innovation, best practice and policy development in the field of short breaks / respite care for people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to influence policy into the future!
The underlining theme will draw on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 19 – the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, to explore how short breaks can provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate on an equal basis within their communities.
Papers are welcome from all - practitioners, service providers, allied health professionals, academics, families/parents, students. We hope for contributions in a variety of modes that represent in different ways the variety of ideas, experiences, practice, research and methodologies in short break provision. The Conference is seen as an opportunity for innovative thinking. Work in progress – that is, papers intended as a means of opening up discussion on new approaches to the understanding of the subject – are welcome.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Roy McConkey, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Professor Robyn Munford, Massey University, New Zealand
The Conference will address the following themes:
ü Families versus Individual Needs
ü Equality of access
ü Respite across populations
ü Short Breaks as a Right
ü Cost benefits of short breaks
ü Building Social Capital
ü Innovative and Creative provision
ü Coping as an outcome
Click here to submit an abstract
Deadline for submission of abstracts 15th November 2009