CARe Conference 2012 Speakers Bio:
Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
Tamás Verdes has been the Program Coordinator of Hungarian Civil Liberties Union's Disability Rights Program since 2009.
The program deals with issues which are all individually necessary for inclusion into society and to secure equal citizenship rights. The program covers the issues such as: reform of the guardianship system, voting rights of people under guardianship, deinstitutionalisation and promoting community-based services, civil control of long stay institutions and the right to education of children with severe and multiple disabilities.
Tamás is a Ph.D. student in the Eötvös Loránd Science University Budapest Faculty of Social Sciences. He is writing his dissertation on the social history of people with intellectual disability and mental health problems in Hungary after 1945.