Yes we can! Learning disabled people doing research and teaching
|Starts:||16:00 11 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||18:00 11 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Adults, General public, Post 16|
In recent years we have seen a growing devaluation of the lives of disabled people in general, and learning disabled people in particular, with a steep rise in disability hate crime, the continuing failure to tackle preventable deaths of learning disabled people, and increasing cuts to independent living and support funds.
This seminar will celebrate some of the valued roles learning disabled people can and do fill, and will highlight the crucial role of partnership research and teaching in tackling discrimination and social exclusion.
The seminar is led by learning disabled people who form the Partnership Steering Group, which has worked for more than 13 years alongside academics in researching and teaching about learning disability.
Together we will explore the advantages and barriers to working in partnership and the unique positions learning disabled people bring to the process.
The seminar will be of interest to:
• Learning disabled people and their supporters.
• Practitioners and service providers.
• Policy makers.
• Self-advocates and self-advocacy organisations.
• Academics and students.
Access information: The venue is wheelchair accessible. BSL interpretation is provided at the event.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Deaf Centre