The IASSIDD Academy conducted 10 pre-congress workshops as part of IASSIDD’s World Congress program in Glasgow, Scotland, August 6-9, 2019. The workshops were very successful, with 170 delegates attending. Excellent feedback was provided. The topics included interventions, research approaches, standards of care, and ethical issues. Some workshops featured co-leaders who have expertise by experience, and this added to the richness of the scholarly knowledge presented by the workshop leaders. The Academy extends its sincere thanks to all the leaders who generously shared their time, energy, and expertise.
UCT has launched a MOOC, the first of its kind. It aims to inform and empower parents, caregivers, therapists and others involved in working with a person with severe to profound intellectual disability by exploring what intellectual disability entails, learning about support needs, how to go about planning learning activities and building relationships of care and respect.
The course topics include:
• Who is the child with severe to profound
• Lifelong learning
• Facilitating learning
• Rights, advocacy and relationships of care
This course is aimed at parents and caregivers of children with severe to profound intellectual disability, therapists, centre managers and the broader public / community who are interested in knowing more about caring for and educating a person with an intellectual disability.
To learn more visit: https://www.coursera.org/learn/intellectual-disability-care-education/ or download the flyer here