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LD Today - 27 November 2014

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Date: 27 November 2014

Venue: Olympia Conference Centre, London


We are delighted to be working in partnership with Pavilion and LD Today on the seminar programme of this year's event.

Learning Disability Today 2014 is all about Living Well: the event will be showcasing and celebrating initiatives that help improve quality of life for people with learning disabilities, and those who care for and support them. Wellbeing, values, relationships and inclusion are at the heart of our agenda.

The event will also be looking at changing legislation, how it affects the sector, and how we can respond and adapt with positivity. We will be considering new ways to improve what we do; how we live and work with people with learning disabilities; service integration, co-production and partnership working.

Speakers will include:

  • Liz Kendall MP, Shadow Minister for Care and Older People (keynote)
  • Hazel Watson, Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, NHS England 
  • Professor Hilary Brown, Professor of Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Richard Mills, Research Director, Research Autism
  • Alicia Wood, Chief Executive, Housing and Support Alliance
  • Damian Milton, Independent Consultant and Member of the Scientific and Advisory Committee, Research Autism and of the Programme Board, Autism Education Trust

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The Care Act
  • The Commissioning Review
  • Welfare benefit reforms
  • Building inclusive communities
  • Involving people who use services in designing and delivering the services they need
  • Autism and learning disability
  • Safeguarding
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Transition to adult services

The packed seminar programme at Learning Disability Today features 15 CPD accredited seminars and plenary sessions which may count towards your CPD  requirements.

Visit Learning Disability Today for a full day of seminars, exhibition, interactive zones and the chance to network, meet new colleagues and make friends. You can also visit the Research Autism stand in the exhibition zone.

Free to attend for people with a learning disability, unwaged carers, natural supports, and full-time students (£30+VAT for waged)


Read 10 rules for ensuring people with learning disabilities and autism develop 'challenging behaviour' a presentation by Richard Mills, Damian Milton and Simon Jones.


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