COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE  for Advocates of Developmental Disabilities Services

“When one teaches, two learn”

-Robert A. Heinlein

What?

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.

Labelling with a Diagnosis or a Functional Description of Children: Isn’t this a silly question

Meeting

Let us continue joining hands to change our practice in childhood disability!

Join the IAACD GPEC Community of Practice for the session “Labelling with a Diagnosis or a Functional Description of Children: Isn’t this a silly question?”

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January 30, 2024

At 1 pm London UK Time/GMT

Topic

Let us continue joining hands to change our practice in childhood disability!

Join the #IAACD Community of Practice session “Labelling with a Diagnosis or a Functional Description of Children: Isn’t this a silly question?” on “January 30, 2024” at 1:00 pm UK Time

Guest speaker: Peter Rosenbaum

Join us!

Where?

Sessions will be held via Zoom.

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Past meetings

If you missed it you can watch the recording below.

Community of Practice (COP) meeting 31th January 2024

The International Alliance Academies of Childhood Disabilities Community of Practice session (IAACD – COP) hosted a great discussion titled “Labelling with a diagnosis or a Functional Description of Children: Isn’t this a silly question? ” on January 31st, 2024. The session featured a group of professionals and individuals hosting Dr Peter Rosenbaum as a guest speaker. The session provided a platform for participants to share their insights on the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities navigating the system and services. Have a listen! It is informative and insightful, with participants sharing their recommendations on what sensible questions to ask to bend the system!

The recording of the meeting is below

Community of Practice (COP) meeting 28th March 2023

Childhood Disability in Low Resourced Settings: Navigating through unchartered territory. -Lessons from Ethiopia.

Selamensh Tsige Legas shared her journey of bringing services for children with disabilities to Ethiopia. Followed by general discussion.

The recording of the meeting is below

Community of Practice (COP) meeting 31st January 2023

This meeting was hosted by Dr. Nana Nino Tatishvili President of Georgian Association of Child Neurology and Neurosurgery and Head of Neuroscience Department of M.Iashvili CCH who presented her work and led the conversation on -Gaining political support for driving change and why that is important.

The recording of the meeting is below

2022

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
below.

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.

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