Professor Emeritus Trevor R. Parmenter AM, PhD FACE FAAIDD FIASSIDD FASID. He held the Foundation Chair of Developmental Disability Studies in the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney (!997-2010). He is Honorary Professor in the Schools of Education and Social Work and Health Sciences at the University of Sydney; and Adjunct Professor in the School of Rural Medicine, University of New England. He held the conjoint position of the Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney. Former positions include Professorial Fellow and Director of the Unit for Community Integration Studies at Macquarie University; prior to which he held teaching and administrative positions in the New South Wales Department of Education and Training. He is a Past President of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD).
Are we about to face the era of a ‘new eugenics’ movement or is it simply a return to the ‘old eugenics’ which we thought had disappeared shortly after the end of World War II? The health crisis may force us to decide who to prioritise and on what basis. Continue reading »
One of the findings of the recent review of the operations of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), conducted by Mr David Tune was that, “some participants feel NDIA staff do not understand disability or appreciate the challenges people with disability face as part of everyday life”.. Continue reading »