Between July and September 2020, an inclusive team of researchers from the OU undertook two linked research projects exploring the role of self-advocacy and technology in supporting people with learning disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic. The results and recommendations from our research can be found in the reports below.
This research, led by Liz Tilley, Lorna Rouse, Jan Walmsley and Shaun Picken, sought to find out how self-advocacy groups were supporting people with learning disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.
This research, led by Jane Seale, sought to find out whether and how people with learning disabilities have been supported to use technology to keep well and stay connected during the covid-19 pandemic.
If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:
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
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