UCL Centre for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research


Filmed Conference Proceedings

Combating Negative Attitudes & Discrimination against People with Intellectual Disabilities around the Globe

16 July 2015, University College London


Dr Katrina Scior, Faculty of Psychology & Language Sciences, UCL;

Dr Maria Kett, Leonard Cheshire Disability & Inclusive Development Centre, UCL;

Professor Michael Arthur, Provost of UCL

Combating Negative Attitudes & Discrimination around the Globe: The role of the UN Convention

Diane Kingston, UK rep on the UN CRPD Committee  

Challenging bad attitudes

Sara Pickard, Self-advocate Council Member representing Europe, Inclusion International; and Mencap Cymru 

Intellectual Disabilities - Raising Awareness, Combating Prejudice & Discrimination: Findings from a Global Review

Dr Katrina Scior, Faculty of Psychology & Language Sciences, UCL

Changing Attitudes to Change Lives- Mencap's Priority

Oonagh Smyth, Director of Strategy for the Royal Mencap Society

The Road Show without a Road Map and other tales from Nigeria

Dr Olayinka Akindayomi, Director of the Children's Developmental Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

Q & A Session concluding the Morning

chaired by Prof. Richard Hasting, University of Warwick

The Power of Self-advocacy to Improve the Lives of People with an Intellectual Disability

Richard Walker, Self-Advocate, Southwark Speaking Up; Co-chair of the National Forum

Revealing the Champion in All of Us: The Work of Special Olympics in Changing Attitudes

Maureen Rabbitt, Communications & Brand Director Europe Eurasia Region, Special Olympics

The Impact of the Equal in Uniform project

Dr Shirli Werner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Can Employing People with Intellectual Disabilities in Hospitals improve the Patient Experience of Vulnerable People in Hospitals?

Daniel Marsden & Aaron Carliell, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Working Together to Raise Awareness of Disability Hate Crime

Lisa Richardson & Allan Finn, Living in Fear Project, Tizard Center, University of Kent

Michael Duignan-Murphy & Derek Thomas, Jigsaw Project, mcch

Q & A and Panel Discussion: Where next?

Chaired by Prof. Richard Hastings