Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities Book Launch

Room 920, Level 9
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
Carlton VIC 3053

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Cassie Chen (DRI Administrator)
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disability-research@unimelb.edu.au

Join the Hallmark Disability Research Initiative and Cambridge University Press in celebrating the release of Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake’s new book Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities launched by Graeme Innes AM (Former Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner).

The right to make decisions is important for every individual. It allows us to express ourselves, discover our likes and dislikes, and lead our lives in the way we desire. People with cognitive disability have historically been denied this right in many different ways - sometimes informally by family members or carers, and other times formally by a courtroom or other legal authority. This book provides a discussion of the importance of decision-making and the ways in which it is currently denied to people with cognitive disability. It identifies the human right to equal recognition before the law as the key to ensuring the equal right to decision-making of people with cognitive disabilities. Looking to the future, it also provides a roadmap to achieve such equality.

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Discounts on book orders will be available to attendees.