Greater expectations: disability today and tomorrow
Press release issued: 23 September 2009
Members of the public are invited to join informal discussions about the issues facing people with learning difficulties, disabled children and young people, their parents and carers.
The free public talk, with staff from Bristol University's Norah Fry Research Centre, entitled Greater expectations: disability today and tomorrow will take place next Tuesday [29 September].
Norah Fry is one of the leading centres in the UK for research into services for people with learning disabilities. Research studies at the Centre are based on a social model of disability, attempting to support disabled people and their families in identifying and tackling the barriers they face.
Topics that will be discussed at the talk include educational psychology; easy information; parenting; choices in your life; relationships; advocacy and human rights; families and family carers and mental health and emotional well-being.
David Abbott, Senior Research Fellow in the Norah Fry Research Centre, said: "2009 marks a celebration of 21 years of continuous research activity for Norah Fry in the area of social and policy-related research. The Centre aims to make a positive difference to the lives of disabled children, young people and adults -- with a particular emphasis on issues for people with learning disabilities and their families."
The free public talk is being held on Tuesday 29 September at 6 pm at The Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol. Admission is free, but places must be booked in advance by contacting Margery Lever, Public Engagement Administrator, Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol, tel 0117 331 8313, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is part of a series of public talks taking place throughout 2009, organised by the University's Centre for Public Engagement, and also marks Norah Fry Research Centre's 21st Anniversary.