LDT London 2020 virtual sessions announced

We are so pleased to announce some of the virtual sessions for Learning Disability Today London 2020.

As always, we have an expert line up of speakers and broad range of topics.Please see below to find out more about the speakers sessions.

Tues 24th Nov, 11am to 12.30pm
Panel Debate: Challenges for Learning Disability Services and Support During the COVID 19 Pandemic

An exploration of the issues and solutions for supporting people with learning disabilities during the pandemic from a number of perspectives.

Presented by:
Julie Beadle-Brown, Professor in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Kent and Professor in Disability at La Trobe University, Australia
Steve Hardy, Practice Development Nurse for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Weds 25th Nov, 2pm
Supporting People with Intellectual disabilities to Keep Busy, Connect and Learn

Covid-19 has significantly restricted community opportunities for people. Individuals, their families and supporters have needed to revisit ways to make life more interesting at home.

Presented by:
Julie Thorpe, Director of a-2-e, a social enterprise delivering flexible approaches to engagement since 2005 with 30 years’ experience as a manager, practitioner and family carer
Teresa Randon has 30 years’ experience of supporting, teaching and advocating with people with learning disabilities, autism and other communication needs

Mon 30th Nov, 4pm
Sex and Relationships Education for Young People and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

Presented by:
Prof Jan Burns MBE, Prof of Clinical Psychology who has worked in the area of intellectual disabilities for over 20 years, as a practitioner, researcher and educationalist
Dr Kelly Asagba, Clinical Psychologist currently working in young peoples’ mental health, intellectual disabilities and autism NHS services
Dr Sophie Doswell, Lead Clinical Psychologist within an NHS service, and has worked with individuals with intellectual disability and autism, their families and staff teams for over 20 years She is committed to supporting individuals with intellectual disability to enjoy meaningful relationships.

Tues 1st Dec, 2pm
Trauma Informed Care and Intellectual Disability

Presented by:
Allan Skelly, Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked in learning disabilities for 29 years in the UK. He has consistently advocated for government policy and health and social care services to acknowledge the unacceptable rates of maltreatment endured by people with intellectual disabilities
Dr Pat Frankish, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist who has spent her life and career with people with intellectual disabilities. She is committed to meaningful lives for people with intellectual disabilities and to the recognition of the impact of early trauma on the opportunities to have a meaningful life.

Online booking links for these sessions will be sent out along with further details about the content of each session and registration links.

Keep a look out in your inbox in the next few days.

Learning Disability Today
T: 01273 434 943 E: info@learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk

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