COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE  for Advocates of Developmental Disabilities Services

“When one teaches, two learn”

-Robert A. Heinlein


The Community of Practice (CoP) is a space created for people to share their experiences about the implementation of services for children with developmental disabilities with others – a mutual learning and self-help group, with the perspectives of seasoned clinicians, managers and others who have had these kinds of challenges and have ideas and experiences to share.

Next Meeting

January 31st , 2023

1:00 pm London (GMT+00:00)


In this meeting we will be hosting Dr. Nana Nino Tatishvili President of Georgian Association of Child Neurology and Neurosurgery and Head of Neuroscience Department of M.Iashvili CCH who will lead the conversation on “Gaining political support for driving change and why that is important.

Join us!


Sessions will be held via Zoom. Link is posted here.

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Past meetings

On our first session, Dr. Sunanda Reddy introduced us to what the purpose of a community of practice is. If you missed it you can watch the recording

After the presentation we had a break out to talk about what the community is expecting of this project and to comment the challenges that we face on our
daily practice.

To address this challenges we invited Dr. Gulam Khandaker to share his experience and how he managed to overcome the challenges presented.

In here you can search through many new publications, visit our Listening and Sharing section, learn about COVID-19 impact on our COVID-19 Task Force hub, and submit your material.

Here are resources you may find helpful. These have been shared by our community for the benefit of everyone. They have been reviewed and collated for you by our collating team.

Listening and Sharing Sessions are about different topics that are arriving from new ideas and are crucial for wellbeing of children and youth living with developmental conditions.

IAACD has created a COVID-19 Task Force with the main goal of learning and understanding the impact of COVID-19 on children and families living with developmental conditions.

Guidelines for Contributors and Framework to evaluate potential IAACD website materials. Learn more about our submission process and criteria for acceptance of materials.

Our Newest Resources