Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2016
Putting rights centre stage

Friday 2 September @ NAB, The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Dr George Taleporos

Photo of Dr George Taleporos, Manager, Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

Manager, Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

Dr George Taleporos has worked in this role since YDAS was established in 2006. He has a PhD in Psychology and an Honours degree in Sociology. George has 15 years of experience in disability advocacy, youth engagement, and disability service reform.

George’s policy work has covered a range of areas including DHS standards, capacity building through peer support, Individualised Support Packages and the development and implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). George has been published in a range of books and peer-reviewed journals. He has a healthy interest in politics and was a regular contributor to the now-defunct ABC disability portal Ramp Up.


Rights, camera action! Advocacy beyond 2016

Friday 2nd September, 2016: 12:00am - 1:00am

How do advocates get issues on the public agenda now? How do we best connect with allies, decision-makers and the general public? Do we need to shift our campaigns online, or are those mass rallies that served us so well in the past still effective enough to drive change?