CHILD medarrangerade symposium om delaktighet i Melbourne

Forskningsnätverket CeDDR, där CHILD från Jönköping University ingår, arrangerade i mars ett symposium om funktionsnedsättning och delaktighet i australiensiska Melbourne. Flertalet forskare knutna till CHILD, men även forskningspartners, deltog.

The Swedish group with partners.

In March, Mats Granlund, Karina Huus, Madeleine Sjöman, Lena Almqvist, Anna Karin Andersson and Nerrolyn Ramstrand from the CHILD research group attended the Conference: P3M 2017-Participation, Motives, Methods, Measures in Melbourne, Australia. (In the photo with partners Alecia Samuels and Shakila Dada (CAAC University of Pretoria) and Pammi Raghavendra (Flinders University Adelaide).

It was a three-day symposium with presentations about participation for children in need of special support or with disabilities in different environments such as leisure activities, habilitation services, schools, and preschools. It was a multiprofessional conference where researchers and professionals from different disciplines and countries met and discussed different aspects of the concept participation and how to measure and intervene to improve children’s participation and well-being. All CHILD-ers presented. The conference ended with a very interesting round table discussion about how to improve children’s participation and to enable and advance further collaborations in this area.

We also had some spare time when we got to know each other and did some activities together. We went to the beaches of St Kildas and looked at the scenery of the skyline, admired the kite surfers and saw some mini penguins. Some of us also went on a bus tour to the Great ocean road.

The conference was arranged by Centre for Developmental and Disability Research (CeDDR), a collaboration between Australian Catholic University, Can Child, Columbia University, Radbout University and CHILD Jönköping University.

CeDDR generates collaboration, common research instruments and theoretical frameworks.

Mats Granlund, Lena Almqvist, Madeleine Sjöman, Karina Huus