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Think Positive at LEAD Annual Conference

9th June 2016

Think Positive will be delivering a workshop on Stigma, discrimination and managing your mental health while studying at the LEAD Annual Conference.  Lead Scotland (Specialists in Linking Education and Disability) is a charity that aims to widen access to learning for disabled people and carers across Scotland.

LEAD Scotland are hosting their 5th national conference, ‘Are We There Yet?’ on 9th June at Perth College UHI.

The conference aims to bring together a diverse range of partners from across the college, university, skills, health and community learning sectors to meet new and emerging challenges, develop important networks, showcase new technologies and share examples of effective strategies, partnerships and programmes to improve life long and life wide learning journeys for disabled people.

The conference will put the spotlight on some of the current areas professionals and learners have identified as a priority:

  • Supporting the increasing number of learners experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Improving post-school transitions
  • Effectively supporting learners with sensory impairments
  • Inclusive approaches: integrating support and adjustments into learning settings
  • The role of technology and digital spaces in mainstreaming support, widening access to learning and developing the young workforce

Speakers include:

Keith Smyth, Professor of Pedagogy at the University of the Highlands & Islands and an expert in online and inclusive learning and technology
Frankie McLean, Operations Manager at Deaf Action, a 4th generation BSL speaker who is heavily involved with the BSL (Scotland) Act National Advisory Group.
Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science & Scotland’s Languages (invited)

Contributors include: CHAS, Dyslexia Scotland, RNIB, NUS Scotland, Aye Mind, Skills Development Scotland, SAMH, Concept Northern, Perth College UHI, Glasgow Kelvin College, Jisc and Deaf Action with more to be announced soon.

The conference will be chaired by Dame Anne Begg Member of Parliament between 1997 and 2015 for Aberdeen South and the first full time wheelchair user in the House of Commons since 1880.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Eventbrite page.

If you have any questions about the conference please feel free to get in touch on 0131 228 9441 or by emailing conference@lead.org.uk

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9th June 2016
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