‘TIME FOR CHANGE?’ CHILD, YOUTH, FAMILY AND DISABILITY CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PAPERS
Elizabeth Gaskell Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hathersage Road, Manchester, UK, M13 0JA
10.30 – 4.00pm, 18th & 19th June, 2013
The aim of the conference is to provide a space for disabled children, young people, family members and allies(including practitioners) to share their ideas, knowledge and expertise and to celebrate disabled children and young people’s 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 event. This year’s conference theme is ‘Time for Change?’ We are inviting contributors to talk about changes in the lives of children, young people and their families and suggest that you might like to address some of the following questions:
- what has changed?
- how have you been involved in changing lives?
- what changes would you like to see?
- what are the barriers to and opportunities for change?
Day One will include accessible presentations and discussion points as well as opportunities to take part in workshop activities (further details to follow).
Day Two will include more formal presentations but we will particularly 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.
To book your place visit: http://cyfd2013.eventbrite.co.uk
We ask that you please register, stating any access requirements, two weeks before the event.
Please send us a short description of the ideas for your presentation by 10th May, 2013.
Travel & Parking
Travel information available at: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/travel/gaskell/
Parking is not available at Gaskell (except for blue badge holders) but there are car parks nearby, or catch the 147 bus from Piccadilly Station, ask for the Hathersage Road stop.
PLEASE NOTE: as this is a FREE event, we will not be providing refreshments. Please bring your own or it will be possible to purchase food at the campus refectory.
For more information please contact: K.Runswick-Cole@mmu.ac.uk or 0161 247 2906.