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Submissions wanted for Disability and Neurodiversity Research Showcase

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Share your research and experience of supporting neurodivergent and disabled students.

Disability and Neurodiversity Research Showcase - Theory to Practice

Call for submissions

The overarching aim of this project is to showcase research conducted in the area of supporting neurodivergent and disabled students by:

1.     Disseminating recent research illustrating best practice.

2.     Tying recent research to practical recommendations for supporting neurodivergent and disabled students.

3.     Supporting colleagues in developing their confidence and competence in supporting neurodivergent and disabled students in order to enrich their university experience.

The showcase will explicitly consider disabilities as defined by the Equality Act (2010) as well as neurodivergent conditions such as Dyspraxia (DCD), Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum Condition, Tourette Syndrome and others. Speakers will include staff and students and will encompass all forms of research across all departments, to give a broad perspective of research and experience at Reading.

The showcase will consist of three themed 90-minute online sessions (four 15-minute talks from two members of staff and two students, plus a 30-minute panel Q&A).  We aim to run one session a month in January, February and March 2021.

Potential themes:

  • Supporting disabled and neurodivergent students in these uncertain COVID times.
  • Research in practice: what works?
  • Student voice: to what extent do disabled and neurodivergent students feel included in decisions related to their university experience?
  • Removing barriers/being proactive.

Please apply by submitting a summary of approximately 300 words outlining how your talk will meet the aims stated above to diversity@reading.ac.uk

Closing date: 17:00 on 11 December 2020.

Decisions will be issued by 18 December 2020.

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