Keynote 5

"Enabling positive outcomes: What’s important and what about expenditures?"

Panel Host: Roger Stancliffe

Roger J Stancliffe, PhD FAAIDD FIASSIDD, is Professor Emeritus of Intellectual Disability at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Disability Research and Policy. He has a multi-decade ongoing collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration. His research focuses on making a difference in the everyday lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability. In the last decade, he has led major research projects on retirement by adults with intellectual disability, and on end of life. Stancliffe is a past editor of the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability and is the recipient of the 2011 AAIDD Research Award. He has published widely and has presented papers at intellectual disability research conferences on five continents.

Panel: Joe Caldwell

Joe Caldwell, PhD, is Director of the Community Living Policy Center at Brandeis University. He is a researcher and policy expert on home and community-based services in the United States. His research primarily focuses on access to services and supports, quality, and outcomes of service delivery models that provide more control to individuals with disabilities and their families. In addition to research, he has extensive experience working to advance disability policy at the federal level in Washington, DC. He was a Kennedy Fellow in the United States Senate, has directed federal policy and advocacy for major national aging and disability organizations, and led coalitions that have contributed to passage and implementation of major long-term services and supports reforms. His doctorate is in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago and he has a step-son who is a young artist with Down syndrome in Illinois.

Panel: Jan Šiška

Jan Šiška is an associate professor at the Faculty of Education, Charles University, and the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. His teaching and research focus around disability policy, special and inclusive education, globalisation and development, independent living, and active citizenship. Jan has led on several national, European and international research projects related to disability across the lifespan. He is the Czech representative for the European Disability Expertise Network. In addition to his work in Europe, Jan has a rich professional experience of promoting access to quality education for learners with disability in the Global South, and access to community-based services.