Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background.
Too often disabled children and young people face barriers to their inclusion in society. They also face difficulties accessing mainstream activities as some professionals are unsure how to include them. Using a rights based approach to inclusion, this course will examine how barriers can be overcome through the use of reasonable adjustments under The Equality Act. The social and medical models of disability will also be explored and well as the impact of disability on the development of the child. The course will also look at the new legislative framework under the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act and consider what difference it will make for children and young people with additional learning needs.
The Learning Disabilities: Fulfilling Potential and Supporting Better Lives conference, will once again, introduce to you a comprehensive agenda of expert professionals, contributors and self-advocates, who will guide delegates through a programme of informative and insightful plenary sessions. Examples of best practice and initiatives will be showcased which delegates may feel appropriate to adopt as part of their own support provision. There will be ample opportunity to question, discuss and debate the progress made with improvement, as well as share stories and experiences with the conference to contribute to the wider thinking about supporting better lives.