Supporting the Executive Board since 1986
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Patron of Self Advocacy Sydney Inc. Trevor Parmenter AM, Professor Emeritus of Sydney University has been supporting the Executive Board since 1986.
From 1997 until his retirement on 4 December 2009, Professor Emeritus Trevor R. Parmenter held the Foundation Chair of Developmental Disability, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. He is Honorary Professor in the Faculties of Education and Social Work and Health Sciences at the University of Sydney; and Adjunct Professor in the School of Rural Medicine, University of New England. He also held the conjoint position of the Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney.
Former positions include Professorial Fellow and Director of the Unit for Community Integration Studies at Macquarie University; prior to which he held teaching and administrative positions in the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.
He is a Past President of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) and former ex-officio member of the Board of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disability (AAIDD). He has worked closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
In 2005 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to research, teaching and services to people with developmental disabilities. In 2010 The Senate of the University of Sydney conferred on him the title of Professor Emeritus in recognition of his distinguished research and teaching career.
He has published widely on disability issues including employment, supported living, classification of support needs, behaviour support, mental and physical health, quality of life, autism, family studies, ageing, policy development and program evaluation.