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Our next SHLD conference will be on 13th and 14th July 2021. The theme will be Loss and Survival: Remembering and Staying Strong. The conference will be fully online.

We will add more details about the conference soon.  The call for papers will come out before Christmas.

Watch this space!

SHLD conferences: messages from research and experiences

The short video below, made at the SHLD conference in 2013, will give you a flavour of the views of some of the participants. Many of the views expressed here come from personal, lived experience which is one of the hallmarks of the annual conference.

Messages from research and experience

Previous conferences (and seminars)

For details of our previous conferences (along with the occasional seminar) please click on the titles below. This will allow you to view the conference programme, abstracts and (where available) audio and video recordings. Please note that wherever possible we provide alt text to ensure that images used in abstracts and PowerPoint presentations are accessible to those using screen reading software. However, because the responsibility for providing alt text rests with the authors of presentations and abstracts we cannot always guarantee full accessibility.

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About the Group

If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:

Liz Tilley 
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

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