Universität Innsbruck

FAMI­LIES, RIGHTS & DISA­BI­LITY (In­ter­na­ti­o­nal Sym­po­si­um)

23 & 24 June 2017

Supported by Center Austria, Center New Orleans,
Fakultät für Bildungswissenschaft, Interfakultäre Forschungsplattform
Geschlechterforschung, American Corner
Organized by Prof. Linda Flynn-Wilson (New Orleans University) &
Prof. Lisa Pfahl (Universität Innsbruck)

Friday 23 Opening of the Symposium 9.00 – 9.45
Welcome & Opening to the Symposium:
Prof. Flynn-Wilson (New Orleans University), Prof. Guenter Bischof (Center Austria, New
Orleans University), Rektor Prof. Märk (Universität Innsbruck), Prof. Pfahl (Universität Innsbruck)


9.45 – 11.45 I. Families & Disability: Parents, Parenthood, and Children
Rannveig Traustadottir (University of Iceland): Families of Children with
Disabilities
Swantje Köbsell (Alice-Salomon-Hochschule Berlin): Women with Disabilities
and Parenthood
11.45 – 13.15 Lunch Break


13.15 – 14.15 II. Intervention Strategies with Families of Young Children with Disabilities
Philip Strain (University of Colorado): Lessons Learned through Intervention
Research with Families of Young Children with Challenging Behaviours
14.15 – 14.45 Coffee Break
14.45 – 16.45 III. Care for Family Members with Disabilities (in Parallel Sessions A & B)
A) Women with Disabilities and Gender Roles in Parenting
Judith Tröndle (Humboldt-Univeristät zu Berlin): Gender Roles of Parents
with a Child with Disabilities
Theresa Straub (Universität Innsbruck): Mothers with Disabilities and their
Relationship with their Children
Agnieszka Krol (Jagiellonian Univeristy Kraków): Women with Disabilities
and Reproductive Justice in Poland


B) Parenting Young Children with Challenging Behaviours, Autism, and Disabilities
Jaclyn Josef (University Colorado Denver): Challenging Behaviours of Toddlers
and the Influence on Families
Carolyn Shivers, Libbie Sonnier-Netto, & Gloria Lee-Volker (Virginia Tech
Center for Autism Research): Needs among Family Caregivers of Individuals
with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Seyda Subasi (Universität Wien, Austria): What is Stressful, What is Not?
Perceptions of Families
16.45-17.00 Short Break


17.00 – 18.00 IV. Care-Relations in Families
Janice McLaughlin (University of Newcastle, UK): Care Relations in Families
with Disabilities
18.00 – 20.00 Reception with “Uni Big Band” (Jazz & Co.) & Finger Food

Saturday 24 Continuing the Symposium 9.00– 10.15
Introduction & Overview of Day 2
Harriet Able (University of North Carolina): Improving Family and Individual’s Quality of Life

10.15 – 12.30 V. Families, Inclusion & Education (in Parallel Sessions C & D )
C) Empirical Studies on Women, Disabled X-Servicemen, and Family Resilience
Ugo Pavan Dalla Torre (Universita Turin): Historical Perspective of X-Servicemen
from WWI and Families in Italy
Sadia Akbar (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Family Appraisals of their
Daughters with Physical Disabilities in Pakistan
Tobias Buchner (querraum Wien): Interplay of Students with Disabilities,
their Parents, & Mainstream Schools
Joachim Nyoni (University of Cape Town): Participatory Action Research
on Family Needs and Available Services for Zambian Families of Children
with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)


D) Citizenship, Transition of Students, and Life Plans
Natalia Pamula (University Buffalo): Relationship between Family, Disability,
and Citizenship under State Socialism in Poland
Michael Rasell (University of Lincoln) Parent Support Groups, Social Rights
and Interdependence in Russia
Hendrik Trescher (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): The Role of the Birth Family
for People with an Intellectual Disability
Helga Fasching, Katharina Felbermayr, & Astrid Hubmayer (Universität
Wien): Collaboration with Families for Inclusion in Educational Transition

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 – 15.15 VI. Visibility & Intersectionality of Families with Disabilities
Elizabeth Steed, Alissa Rausch, & Erin Barton (University Colorado
Denver): Intersectionality – Disabilty, Race, and Early Childhood: Applying
Intersectionality to Understand Inclusion for Families
Sue Bacher: Alone in the mountains. Being a woman in a foreign country
and raising a family with disability issues
Clemens Dannenbeck (PH Landshut): Can parents speak? Questioning the
Role of Parents

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45– 17.45 VII. Round Table on Family Support in Austria in German Language (see Flyer)
17.45– 18.00 Closing of the Symposium

from 19.30 on Informal Get Together at Hotel Nala