'My friends are my anchors' - friendship and communications disability
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
We are very pleased to invite you to attend the next in our new season of global disability research seminars, jointly organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, and funded by UCL Futures.
'My friends are my anchors' : reflections on friendship and identity from adults and adolescents who live with communication disability
Speakers: Dr Mary Wickenden, Katie Caryer, Dr Carole Pound and Jasvinder Khosa
This series of presentations will explore identity and meanings of friendship in the context of communication disability. Dr Wickenden will discuss the nature of identity with teenagers who use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), with particular focus on their thoughts about friendships. Dr Pound and Jasvinder Khosa will present findings that draw upon on the personal experiences of disabled people who use AAC or have aphasia following stroke.
Timings and Location:
The seminar will take place on the 14th January 2014 from 5pm-7pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.
William Farr Seminar Room, G38
1-19 Torrington Place,
University College London,
London, WC1E 6BT
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UCL Global Disability Research Group
The UCL Global Disability Research Group focuses on disability research in the areas of global health and international development. It is comprised of faculty members and students from the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, which is based in the Institute of Child Health.
The research group is a partner of UCL's current Grand Challenge of Global Health initiative, and has strong interdisciplinary links with departments throughout UCL, as well as strong ties to researchers working on disability issues worldwide.