Here are some links to past webinars on social inclusion and accessibility.
This recording of an international webinar that was attended by 390 people includes two research studies:
MAP MY AREA: Results of a research study are presented on what neighbourhood means to adults with intellectual disability and experiences of engagement with people and places locally. Forming local connections can be challenging for some.
VOLUNTEERING AND LEISURE: Our second research study tested a new approach to broaden your social network through local connectors in existing clubs. In this video we share what we learned about positive facilitators to overcome barriers to social inclusion.The webinar was hosted by KARE, Kildare County Council and the UCD Centre for Disability Studies.
This recording of an international webinar that was attended by 290 people includes presentations on: a self-advocacy course on accessibility and the results of a study that asked: How accessible is the town of Newbridge in Ireland for people with intellectual disability? Co-researchers with disability were supported to complete full accessibility reviews of both commercial and public services that they use most. This recording includes short videos of people with lived experience of disability talking about what they have learned about accessibility in their town- both the positives and the barriers they still face.
Boland, G., & Guerin, S. (2022). Connecting locally: An examination of the role of service providers in supporting the social inclusion of adults with intellectual disabilities in their neighbourhoods. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 19( 3), 288– 299. https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12419
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