ASID Research to Practice

The official podcast of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability

The official podcast of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID). We bring you the latest in Australian and New Zealand research into improving the rights and quality of life for people with intellectual disability. Find out more about ASID at our website http://asid.asn.au/ or follow us on social media: Twitter @ASID_Ltd Facebook: @asid.asn.au .

In this bonus episode on voting rights, self-advocates talk about barriers to accessing information needed to make decisions about who to vote for - like Susan from Reinforce & Positive Powerful Parents Self-Advocacy Group who said that “Them not speaking in so much jargon, and them doing what they promised” would help.


This echoed what came out of a recent research project by the Living with Disability Research Centre. That we talked about in Episode two.


Now we hear form Nathan Despott from Inclusion Melbourne about a strategy that is trying to address this barrier: the ICanVote.org.au initiative.


You will hear directly from 22 self-advocates from seven groups and organisations including VALID, NSWCID, Reinforce, New Horizons, and New Wave (again, with thanks to SARU for linking us all up). They tell us why politicians should listen and what political issues are important to them!


We also hear from five politicians running for re-election in the 2018 November Victorian State Election: Fiona Patten State MP and Leader of the Reason Party; Danielle Green, State Labor member for Yan Yean; David Southwick, Liberal member for Caulfield; Suzanna Sheed, the Independent State Member for Shepparton District; and Gabrielle Williams, State Member for Dandenong, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers.


Plus more from Sophia Tipping from the Living with Disability Research Centre and find out what that elusive fifth recommendation of the Strategies to Support People with Intellectual Disability to vote project was.



This episode was produced by Sophia Tipping, Buffy Gorrilla & Associate Professor Hilary Johnson with thanks to the Living with Disability Research Centre. Ben Pawson and Aine Healy provided marketing support for this episode.


Thank you to Fiona McKenzie, David Briggs and Lisa Clarke from NSWCID; Shona Brown, Gary, Peter Macdonald and Wendy Martchrinke from Having A Say; Russell, Edward and Alby Wilson at New Horizons; Rachael Walters, Mary-Anne Huggins, David Walker, Graham Binding, Heather Hoogzaad, Kathryn Bartlett and Charity Sims-Jenkins from New Wave; Colin Hiscoe, Amanda Millear, Susan Arthur, Heather Smith, Norris and Chris Lowe from Reinforce; Luke Nelson, Samson and Anthony Risoli at Valid; and Dean Dodson from SARU. A big thank you to the five state MPs who contributed: Fiona Patten; Danielle Green; David Southwick; Suzanna Sheed; and Gabrielle Williams.


Tweet the researchers at @sophia_tee and @LIDSLaTrobe and follow Inclusion Melbourne on twitter or facebook.


Look out for future episodes on our website www.asid.asn.au/ and tweet us at @ASID_Ltd

For more information about ASID: www.asid.asn.au/

To find out about the benefits of joining ASID: www.asid.asn.au/members/why_join_asid

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Do people with intellectual disability vote? What stops them from exercising their democratic right? What supports people with intellectual disability to participate in elections?


In Episode two Sophia Tipping from the Living with Disability Research Centre tells us about a collaborative, action research project on strategies to support people with intellectual disability to vote. Tweet the researchers at @sophia_tee and @LIDSLaTrobe !


Debra Taylor and Simone Stevens from the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) tell us about some strategies being implemented for an Australian election in November 2018.


We also hear from 22 self-advocates from seven groups and organisations including VALID, NSWCID, Reinforce, New Horizons, and New Wave - with thanks to SARU for linking us all up.


The VEC has some excellent voting resources available including:


  • Download the Voter Voice App on Google Play or iTunes - It’s a free app to support people to communicate their details at the voting centre, to learn about voting, to find a voting centre, and to check their enrolment.




Look out for out upcoming bonus episode! We hear about the I Can Vote initiative from Inclusion Melbourne’s Nathan Despott.


This episode was produced by Sophia Tipping, Buffy Gorrilla & Associate Professor Hilary Johnson with thanks to the Living with Disability Research Centre. Ben Pawson and Aine Healy provided marketing support for this episode.


Thank you to Fiona McKenzie, David Briggs and Lisa Clarke from NSWCID; Shona Brown, Gary, Peter Macdonald and Wendy Martchrinke from Having A Say; Russell, Edward and Alby Wilson at New Horizons; Rachael Walters, Mary-Anne Huggins, David Walker, Graham Binding, Heather Hoogzaad, Kathryn Bartlett and Charity Sims-Jenkins from New Wave; Colin Hiscoe, Amanda Millear, Susan Arthur, Heather Smith, Norrie Blythman and Chris Lowe from Reinforce; Luke Nelson, Samson Hailu and Anthony Risoli at Valid; and Dean Dodson from SARU.


Look out for future episodes on our website www.asid.asn.au/ and tweet us at @ASID_Ltd

For more information about ASID: www.asid.asn.au/

To find out about the benefits of joining ASID: www.asid.asn.au/members/why_join_asid

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Season two of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability's "Research to Practice" podcast is finally here!

In Episode one, we are hearing from Dr. Jo Watson who will tell us about her research in to Supported Decision Making for People who communicate n unconventional ways or have severe or profound intellectual disabilities. We will also hear from Gloria and Michael who live Supported Decision Making everyday.

Dr. Jo is a lecturer in Deakin University's Disability And Inclusion. You can find out more about Dr. Jo research in her recent IDA Magazine article, her PhD thesis, her recent paper on supporter attitudes and in her Ted Talk. You can also tweet her @JoWat

Produced by Sophia Tipping, Buffy Gorrilla & Hilary Johnson with thanks to the Living with Disability Research Centre.


Look out for future episodes on our website www.asid.asn.au/ and tweet us at @ASID_Ltd

For more information about ASID: www.asid.asn.au/

To find out about the benefits of joining ASID: www.asid.asn.au/members/why_join_asid

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The ASID Research to Practice Podcast is back for a second season.

Episode one of season two will be released soon but in the meantime, here is a taste of what's coming your way!

Find out more about ASID on our website www.asid.asn.au/ and tweet us at @ASID_Ltd

To find out about the benefits of joining ASID: www.asid.asn.au/members/why_join_asid

Produced by Sophia Tipping, Buffy Gorrilla & Associate Professor Hilary Johnson.

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In episode four we hear Lisa Hamilton speak about her PhD research. She explored the concept of "home" for people with intellectual disabilities living in group homes. Lisa Hamilton is a PhD Candidate at Queensland University of Technology. Look out for future episodes on our website www.asid.asn.au/ and tweet us at @ASID_Ltd For more information about ASID: www.asid.asn.au/ To find out about the benefits of joining ASID: www.asid.asn.au/members/why_join_asid Produced by Buffy Gorrilla & Sophia Tipping