Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
Poster presented at the 5th IASSIDD European congress “Diversity & Belonging: celebrating differences”, Athens July 17-20, 2018.
The lecture focuses on the transition of people with mental disabilities from institutional living to community living in light of the UN’s convention.
Dr. Roth describes a research study based on an inclusive methodology that sought to explore concepts of independence and dependence among adults with complex learning difficulties and examine whether they are connected to 3 areas: relationships, initiative and views on self value and quality of life.
Ms. Connie Laurin-Bowie explains how article 19 of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities helps to strengthen communities.
In her lecture, Ms. Sabrina Donina describes a study which examines a method intended to define ways to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities who live away from home, with the collaboration of the residents, their families and their therapists.
The lecture focuses on the importance of self-advocacy for people with autism, as it presents itself in the advanced reforms made in Hungary, such as the “Eight Points” project, and the establishment of the first NGO in Hungary, which is directed and governed by people with autism.