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CFP: Child, Youth, Family and Disability Conference (May 2012; Manchester, UK)

Event: Child, Youth, Family and Disability Conference

Dates: 23rd-24th May 2012

Venue: Geoffrey Manton Buiding, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Brief Description: The aim of the conference is to provide a space for disabled children, young people and parents/carers to share their ideas, knowledge and expertise and to celebrate their lives.  We would like to invite disabled children, young people, their parents and carers (we would like to include people with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments as well as those people with mental health issues), as well as activists and academics in the field of disability studies and childhood studies to present at and to attend the two-day event.

The format of the days will include accessible presentations and discussion points as well as opportunities to take part in story, drama and arts based activities.

We welcome presentations or discussion papers that tell a story, share a skill, some information or research in ways that try to be as accessible and creative as possible – for example, that use a range of presentations styles and media including photography, video and artwork.

Please send us a short description of the ideas for your presentation by 20th April 2012.

To book a place visit: http://childyouthfamilydisability.eventbrite.com

Travel information available at: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/travel/allsaints/

For more information please contact Katherine Runswick-Cole: K.Runswick-Cole@mmu.ac.uk

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