We aim to engage with stakeholders and people who work in the field of learning disabilities through hosting conferences and workshop events and we regularly take part in international congresses to share Observatory research findings.
The team also enjoy participating in local public engagement events that provide an opportunity to engage with people of all ages to share their research and to increase awareness of the issues faced by people with learning disabilities in Scotland.
Live Twitter chat on Inclusive Research - 8th June, 7-8pm
Join us for a Twitter chat on 8th June where we will be discussing Inclusive Research. Drawing on the recommendations from our Research Voices Citizens' Jury members and the findings from our evaluation of this project, we will be sharing ideas and thoughts about inclusive research and looking forward to hearing yours!
Join us on Twitter from 7-8pm on 8th June, using the hashtag #ResearchVoices and tell us all about what successful inclusive practice means to you. Find out more about this event.
The Observatory hold regular national conferences to bring together experts and to share our research findings with stakeholders, third party organisations and those who work within the field of learning disabilities.
Public Engagement Events
'Curiosity Live' is an annual event held to celebrate research, innovation and creativity going on in Glasgow and across Scotland, involving external Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals from universities and industry delivering engaging and educational activities to family audiences.
IASSIDD World Congress
The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is a world-wide group dedicated to the scientific study and promotion of research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities.