Chairman: Prof Patrick Corrigan
Prof Jeremy Turk: Labelling and Classifications in Developmental Disabilities: Curse or Blessing
Prof Lisa Woolfson: The influence of societal stereotypes on attitudes and behaviour of parents and teachers towards children with intellectual disabilities
Dr Katrina Scior: Do they do what they say? Questioning the link between self-reported attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities and actual behaviour
Dr Shirli Werner: “Equal in Uniform”: Its impact on attitudes of soldiers without disabilities towards soldiers with intellectual disabilities
Ms. Connie Laurin-Bowie explains how article 19 of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities helps to strengthen communities.
The lecture focuses on the legal aspects of the research into the autistic genome – in the context of the significance of terminating pregnancies in which the fetus is expected to have a disability.
The lecture describes a study centering on the level of importance given by therapists treating people with intellectual disabilities, to activity geared towards social inclusion.
In his lecture, which was delivered at the opening session of the sixth international conference on disabilities held at Beit Issie Shapiro, Prof. Corrigan speaks about ways of reducing stigmatization of people with mental disabilities.