Appendix 3

To create awareness on the importance of self-advocacy in the lives of persons with learning disabilities and to train supporters/advisors as well as parents to support self-advocacy groups. The result of this awareness and training project should strengthen existing self-advocacy groups and establish new self-advocacy groups inthe selected regions.

Collaboration Skip to next paragraph 3

This project enhance collaboration between JICA Malaysia, United Voice, local universities, local government and non-government organizations/bodies that supports persons with learning disabilities

Main Speaker Skip to next paragraph 4

1. Dr Dan Goodley

Proposed Schedule and Regions Skip to next paragraph 5

Wednesday (7/2) Arrival of Dan in Kuching
Thursday (8/2) Seminar in Kuching
Friday (9/2) Arrival in KK & Preparation
Saturday (10/2) Seminar in KK (Ⅰ)
Sunday (11/2) Seminar in KK (Ⅱ)
Monday (12/2) Plan Ⅱ: Evaluation in KK
Tuesday (13/2) Visitation to local NGOs and services for PWLD – study the situation for future training plans
Wednesday (14/2) Departure for London

Programme for Regional Promotion in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu Skip to submenu

(Kuching will only have Day One programme)

Day One
8.00 am Registration
9.00 am Opening and Introduction
9.30 am Keynote Address: Why and What is Self-Advocacy (Dr Dan Goodley)
10.15 am Break
10.45 am Session 1: The Self-advocacy Movement in Malaysia (United Voice)
11.30 am Session 2: The Impact of Self-Advocacy Movement: Experiences in UK, Japan and Malaysia.

  • Japanese Experience (Dr Kenji)
  • Malaysian Experience (Self-advocates from KK/UV)
  • British Experience (Dr Dan Goodley)
12.15 pm Q & A (Facilitator: ??)
12.45 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Session 3: Self-advocacy should begin at Home and in School
(Dr Dan Goodley & Swee Lan)
2.45 pm Q & A (Facilitator: ??)
3.00 pm Break
3.15 pm Session 4: Support for Self-Advocacy Movement
(Dr Dan Goodley)
4.00 pm Q & A (Facilitator: ??)
4.30 pm Closing
4.45 pm Refreshment
5.00 pm Adjourn
Day Two
9.00 am How to Form a Self-advocacy Group? (Dr Dan Goodley & Swee Lan)
9.45 am How to Support a Self-advocacy Group? (Dr Dan Goodley & Swee Lan)
*For these two sessions, Swee Lan will just be sharing briefly the
Malaysian experience (10 minutes each session)
10.30 am Break
11.00 am The Role of Parents Support Movement : Discussion
(Facilitator: Dr Dan Goodley)
11.45 am Resolution (Facilitator: Joan)
1.00 pm Closing
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