Future Events

The Futures Alliance  &
The Australian Association of Gerontology (NSW Division)
proudly present:

Ageing with a Disability
Research, Policy & Practice Forum

Guest Speakers include: Andrew Constance,  Minister for Disability Services and Ageing 
Professor Christine BigbyLaTrobe University 
Paul Sadler, Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT 
Sue Findlay, HACC Transition Program Manager, Aged & Community Services Association of NSW & ACT 
 Associate Professor Roger StancliffeUniversity of Sydney
Plus a Panel Discussion, including the experiences of
people with a disability, carers and service providers


Registration includes morning tea & lunch.
Professionals: $55, AAG Members $50
People with Disability, Family Members & Carers: Free

To register email:

For details on how to get to The Max Webber Library click here:

Past Events

Seeking Better Futures for People with a Disability who are Ageing with International Guest Speaker: Associate Professor Matthew Janicki
This was held on Monday 13th September 2010: 9.30am to 2.00pm
Guest Speaker:
Matthew P. Janicki PhD is a research Associate Professor of human development at the Institute of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and serves as Director for Technical Assistance for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Aging with Developmental Disabilities – Lifespan Health and Function at the University.

Formerly he was Director for Aging and Special Populations for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Dr Janicki was a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr Foundation’s Public Policy Leadership Fellow, spending a sabbatical year at the National Institute on Aging and the United States Senate, where he helped introduce changes in the Older Americans Act, relative to access by people with disabilities.

He is the author of numerous books and articles in the area of aging, dementia, public policy and rehabilitation, with regard to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has lectured and provided training in aging and intellectual disabilities across the world.
Panel Discussion

‘Seeking better futures for people with a disability who are ageing’.

Panel  members included:
  • Helen Parkes (a person with a lived experience of intellectual and physical disability)
  • Christine Regan (Parent and Senior Policy Officer, NCOSS) 
  • Mike Blaszczyk (General Manager, McCall Gardens)
  • Nicola Hayhoe (Senior Manager/Research Officer, Ability Options 
  • Mary Bills (Alzheimers Australia)