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Local Authority Information Day

RIX Research & Media

Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 09:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Local Authority Information Day

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RIX Media is pleased to invite you to its Local Authority Information day to learn more about the RIX Wiki, a web-based tool that supports people with special educational needs and disabilities to live the lives they want to lead.

You will hear from Local Authority leaders about how the RIX Wiki offers an innovative multimedia approach for really effective person-centered planning, and how putting the individual and their family in control and at the heart of their new Education, Health and Care plan, has been enabled.

You will have the opportunity to learn from other education, health and care professionals and consider how RIX Wikis can give ownership of the planning process to individuals and their families.

RIX Wikis are uniquely accessible because they have been co-developed with the Learning Disability community.  They offer the integrity and depth of a system built in a university R&D setting that has pioneered exploration into how digital media can transform the lives of people with learning disabilities.

RIX Wikis and the Multimedia advocacy approach have been adopted by education, health and care organisations throughout the UK, Europe and the USA to embed person-centered approaches, a range of postive outcomes and clear social benefits.



Agenda for the day


09.30-10.00          Registration, tea and coffee


10.00  - 10.15        Welcome and introduction from Andy Minnion MBE, Professor of Media Advocacy, RIX Research & Media


10.20 – 10.50        Implementing Multimedia Advocacy and RIX Wikis within Croydon.

Trisha Holmes, Project Manager 0-65 Disability Service, explains how Croydon has implemented this innovative approach with young people, parents and professionals.


10.50 – 11.05         Break


11.05 – 11.35         RIX Wikis from a parents perspective

Sam Goncalves shares her own, and other parents’ experience of using Wikis for children and young adults approaching adulthood and the positive outcomes that can be achieved.


11.35 – 12.05         Implementing Multimedia Advocacy and RIX Wikis within Hackney Learning Trust

Lizzy Ngotta, Inclusion and Specialist support lead with Suki (Wiki project lead) shares experiences in Hackney and describes the key lessons that this team have learned on how to get these approaches adopted and embedded across Education, Health and Care.


12.05 – 12.45         RIX Wiki packages for Local Authorities

Plenary and Q&A

Chaired by Andy Minnion, MBE

Professor of Media Advocacy, RIX Research & Media


12.45 – 1.30           Lunch and Networking



Do you have questions about Local Authority Information Day? Contact RIX Research & Media

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University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
E16 2RD London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 09:00 to 13:00 (BST)

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RIX Research & Media

RIX Research & Media is a research and development centre at the University of East London, committed to realising the benefits of new media for people with intellectual disabilities.

We are an internationally recognised centre of excellence that explores ways of using web & multimedia technologies to empower people with intellectual disabilities and improve their lives.

We do this through a wide range of project work that crosses the fields of education, health and social care.

You can find out more at www.rixresearch.org or www.rixmedia.org

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