Recognising the International Day of People with Disability.
Filmed over three decades, On Richard’s Side charts the life story of Richard, a young man with a complex disability since birth. The film provides intimate and poignant insights into his parents’ determined quest to establish a quality life for their son and themselves.
Richard’s mum, Deirdre, is fiercely committed to finding an answer to the questions: who will care for Richard in the next stage of his life and what will happen to her son when she is no longer around?
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996.
Following the documentary screening, a short panel discussion will be held to explore some of the issues raised. The panel will be hosted by journalist Sue O'Reilly, and will feature:
Elena Katrakis - CEO Carers NSW
Roger Stancliffe - Professor of Intellectual Disability, University of Sydney
Imelda Dodds - Former, NSW Trustee & Guardian
Martin Wren - CEO, Nova Employment