Live Webinar - Caring for mothers with intellectual disability: barriers and facilitators of care

2:00pm Thursday, 4 March 2021
3:00pm Thursday, 4 March 2021
Webinar will run online
ACM Office
Online, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Live Webinar: Caring for mothers with intellectual disability: barriers and facilitators of care

This webinar facilitated by ACM President Joanne Gray will look at the barriers that mothers with intellectual disability face within the Australian maternity system. Strategies to improve their care outcomes are discussed within a human rights context and goals for people with ID to live a contemporary life.


Dr Namira Williams

Dr Namira Williams is the founder and CEO of disAbility Maternity Care, an organisation which focuses on promoting inclusion for parents with a disability. Namira completed her PhD in 2020 with her thesis “Travelling with two: balancing identity and risk in mothers with intellectual disability”. Her findings have strongly influenced the goals and direction of disAbility Maternity Care. Namira has lectured with the University of Newcastle since 2015 and brings to her work over 30 years’ experience as a midwife, working predominantly with vulnerable groups of women, including Indigenous and adolescent women. Her contribution to improving outcomes for families was recognised when she was awarded ‘ACM Midwife of the Year 2013 (NSW)’

Date: 4th March 2021

Time: 2:00pm AEDT

Registrations: FREE for ACM members 

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