Disability History Month Events

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 from 10:00 to 13:30 in BG11, Bournemouth House

disability-history-month-3BU is supporting UK Disability History Month – which aims to celebrate the lives and achievements of disabled people – by hosting events that all staff, students and the wider community are invited to.

All events will take place on Tuesday 8 December in BG11, Bournemouth House on Lansdowne Campus.

You can also keep up to date with information about the events via BU’s Equality Facebook and Twitter pages.

Raising Autism Awareness Through Lived Experiences

10am – 11am

Karen Wilmshurst from Autism Wessex will talk about autism and the free services provided by the charity to support individuals, families and professionals.

Founded in 1968 by parents of children with autism, Autism Wessex is the regional charity providing high quality specialist services for people affected by autism and associated difficulties across the counties of Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset.

For full details and to book a place, please head to Eventbrite.

In a Nutshell: An Autistic’s Perspective on Working in Health and Social Care Setting

11.30am – 12.30pm

In this lunch break sized talk, Denyse King – a registered midwifery lecturer – explains what difficulties in social and sensory fluency really means in relation to working in health and social care, and explores how someone who functions differently is able to work as effectively as other colleagues in this diverse field.

For full details and to book a place, please head to Eventbrite.

Living with a Disability in Bournemouth: The Opportunities and the Challenges

12.30pm – 1.30pm

At this event you will have the opportunity to hear from young disabled people who are taking action to create a community, which celebrates diversity and equality for disabled people and displays the importance of volunteering on individuals and the community.

All speakers are part of a unique project called: “The Chatterboxes” which is a youth-led media project which empowers young disabled people from disadvantaged backgrounds to take action to create a fairer society. The young people involved have gained much recognition on a national level as a leading example of youth participation.

For full details and to book a place, please head to Eventbrite.

Venue details

BG11, Bournemouth House
17-19 Christchurch Road