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Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability

ASID NZ 2018 Conference

Responding to the call: Building partnerships that enrich lives

Changes to philosophy, practices and supports are everywhere.   Both opportunities and challenges exist for everyone. We need to be well informed and to work with new partnerships to ensure positive changes occur for all people with intellectual disability.  This includes those often marginalised- children and families living with disadvantage, people with high and complex needs, and people already involved with other social systems, such as the justice, education and health sectors.

Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 July 2018

Rydges Wellington, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington (

Call for Papers

The New Zealand ASID conference Call for Papers is now open!

Please click here to start your submission.

The presentation streams are:

  • System transformation
  • Citizenship
  • Challenging behaviour/ dual disability
  • Health and wellbeing across the lifespan
  • Children and young people

Choose from one of the following format types:

  • Paper – 25 minutes
  • Workshop – 55 minutes
  • Poster

Presenting gives you an opportunity to:

  • share the great work you do
  • challenge yourself to innovate
  • influence practice
  • build relationships with others in the sector

Memorable presentations are:

  • engaging
  • useful for the audience
  • supported by evidence

Can you do this? Of course you can!

Mentoring available!

Never presented before?  Want to know how to include a person with disability as co-presenter?   We will support you to develop your ideas for a presentation – contact Jonathan Goodwin at  to be connected with someone who can help.

Submissions close Friday 2 March 2018.

Mark in your diary and start planning your presentation!


Key Dates

November 2017 - Call for Papers opening

March 2018 – Call for Papers closing

March 2018 – Early bird registration opening

May 2018 – Standard registration

Sharon Brandford & Jonathan Goodwin
Conference Co-chairs


Paardekooper & Associates 
Conference organisers
ASID NZ 2018 Conference 
Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 July 2018

Rydges Wellington, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand 
Phone: +64 4 562 8259