Join us to hear about how our teams are empowering children, young people and families living with learning difficulties.

About this Event:


Tue, 26 November 2019

17:30 – 18:30



University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum

Crichton Street



Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre and Salvesen Mindroom Centre are partners, working together in areas of research and outreach, to improve the lives of children, young people and families living with learning difficulties.

In this lecture Sue Fletcher-Watson, Director of the Research Centre, and Christine Carlin, Chief Executive of the Salvesen Mindroom Centre, will showcase the practices and methods the partners use to make sure their research is carried out with and for, not done to, our participants.

The speakers will explain how strong research will enhance their outreach support for children, young people and families, empowering them in their journeys.

Also, they will explain how this amazing partnership of research and outreach offers positive approaches for professionals in their roles supporting those with learning difficulties.

Accessibility measures at the event will include BSL interpretation and use of autism-enabling elements such as ‘flapplause’. Read our full accessibility report.

The building is wheelchair accessible and includes ground floor, accessible facilities.

This lecture is free to attend and open to all.


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