Learning Disability - community/university event Thursday 21 June 2012
It's learning disability week and the Welsh Government-funded Learning Disability network is holding an accessible conference for people with a learning disabilty. There will be varied presentations about what research is and interactive workshops on different topics eg housing, mindfulness, drama, healthy eating. You can find the programme here -
This is a community/university event and is important because it is rare for people with a learning disability to have the opportunity to find out what research goes on about them and to express their ideas of what needs doing.
We have a group of people with a learning disability - The Question-Aires - who are starting a research project of their own. They will be talking about their research at the conference. After this event, others may want to join them.
Mencap and Involving People are supporting the event and Healthcare Sciences and Psychology at Bangor University are the main actors. There will be internationally recognised speakers and well-known professionals in Learning Disability who will be challenged to present very simply!
The main focus of the day of course is the delegates themselves. We're sure it will be a friendly and useful day and a memorable community event.
I hope you may want to cover the conference and contribute to a positive public image of learning disability. Please get back to me or Ruth Wyn Williams (01248 383154) if you have any questions.
Publication date: 20 August 2012