A full life for all people with a disability


Speaker & Topic


Plenary Videos

Day one


Opening address



Indigenous Opening with Zotigh Singers



Formal Welcome

Welcome by the Co-MCs: Brian Sims and Marshall Morrisseau

Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, video recording

Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, US Department of Health and Human Services

Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister for Disability Issues, Canada, video recording





Inspirational KeynoteYoung Adult Lived Experience Perspectives on Valuing Inclusion, Resilience and Growth

Tia Nelis, Director of Policy and Advocacy, TASH

William Kellibrew, International Advocate, William Kellibrew Foundation,



Plenary #1 – Valuing Inclusion

 - Arthur Evans, CEO, American Psychological Association



D. Bell

VideoIcon-HalfMember Countries Panel




VideoIcon-HalfDevelopments in Scotland

International Leadership Panel - How member countries are leading the wayforward on Access, Accountability and Action

 - Chair: Krista Wilcox, Office of Disability Issues, Canada

New Zealand: Enabling Good Lives

 - Brian Coffey – Director Office of Disability Issues

 - Lauren Jones: Ministry of Health 

Australia: National Disability InsuranceScheme (NDIS)

 - Maryanne Diamond, National Disability Insurance Agency


 - David Nuttall, Department of Health and Social Care

 - Clenton Farquharson, Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

 - Caroline Speirs, Think Local Act Personal(TLAP)


M. Diamond


Match Reports:

 - Chair: Lorna Sullivan, Mana Whaikaha, New Zealand 

Family Leadership

 - Bruce Uditsky, Alberta Association for Community Living, Canada

Citizen Advocacy

 - Ruby Moore, Georgia Advocacy Office, USA


B. Uditsky


Moving Forward:

 -  Poem – Tunchai Redvers

 -  Soka Tribe: Caribbean Vibe

 -  Closing remarks:

 - Bob Glover, Chair of the IIMHL/IIDL Board

 - Fran Silvestri, CEO of IIMHL/IIDL

 - Closing in Protocol with Indigenous Color Guard and Drum Group



David Alonzo video

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