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CDS’s 25th Anniversary

CDS is excited to announce that 2023 is our 25th Anniversary! Throughout the year we will be hosting a variety of events in collaboration with people with lived experience of […]

Want to Take Photos and Join a Small Focus Group?

Are you a Person with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability? Want to take photos and join a small focus group? We want to hear from you! Send enquiries to

A Big Thank You to All of our Supporters

As we approach the end of 2022, we at CDS would like to thank all our supporters, especially people with intellectual disability and their families and supporters, who work with […]

CDS and the IRN at 2022 ASID Conference

CDS was very proud to present at the 2022 ASID conference on Friday 4 and Wednesday 9 November. We had 2 presentations, one from CDS executive director Mary-Ann O’Donovan on […]

CDS Invited to Speak at 33rd PANDAA Conference

Excited to share that CDS Executive Director Mary-Ann O’Donovan has been invited as a keynote speaker for the 33rd Annual PANDAA Conference on 24 & 25 November! Click here for more […]

Community of Practice – Inclusive University for People With Intellectual Disability

|| Join our First Zoom Meeting! || CDS at USyd in collaboration with Flinders University are establishing a community of practice on Inclusive University for people with intellectual disability. || […]

Artist Clare Hooper shares her beautiful artwork with CDS

Wonderful to have artist Clare Hooper call into the CDS offices to drop off her beautiful artwork to our Executive Director Mary-Ann O’Donovan! We will use the artwork on our […]

Webinar on recent publication with AHURI Individual Supported Living arrangements for adults with intellectual disabilities and high support needs

CDS recently cowrote a report for AHURI on Individual Supported Living arrangements for adults with intellectual disabilities and high support needs, click here to access the report. CDS are pleased […]

Special Commentary: Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

A/Prof Mary-Ann O’Donovan, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Disability Studies (CDS), the University of Sydney. Debashis Sarker, Lead, Inclusive Education, Center for Disability Studies (CDS), the University of […]

Open Letter to The Hon Mr Brad Hazzard MP – Minister for Health and Medical Research about Specialist Clinical Services for People with Intellectual Disability

Since 1998, Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) has hosted the Developmental Disability Health Unit (DDHU), which has operated a statewide clinic for adolescents and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.  The […]

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