Sharon Granek

Sharon Granek is the program manager of the Empowering Women’s Program at Women with Disabilities Victoria – WDV. She has worked for many years in community development in various capacities but always in the field of diversity including case management, residential and respite care, policy development, housing, education, training and employment, and advocacy. Sharon helped to establish and was the first coordinator of the DARU. At WDV, she was a member of the Project Management Team that oversaw the Voices Against Violence Research Project – a cross sector partnership with the Office of Public Advocate and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria that investigated what happens to women with disabilities who have experienced violence in Victoria. She has a Masters in Human Services and Public Policy and has completed two research reports - The Accommodation Needs for People with Huntington's Disease, and Housing for Life - Planning for Accessible and Adaptable Homes in Victoria.


Righting the script: Moving legislative and cultural barriers facing people with disability

Time: 5:00am - 6:00am

Location: The Hall

Facilitated by: Tricia Malowney, Consultant

Legal instruments such as the Disability Discrimination Act, Victorian Disability Act, Equal Opportunity Act, the State Disability Plan and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities are often applied by dvocates to defend the rights of people with disability. The discussion focused on how these instruments might work in an NDIS environment and what …