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Young Adults Living with Learning Disabilities (YALLiD)

Lead

Dr David Charnock (Assistant Professor, Learning Disability Nursing)

Clinical lead

Jo Jones

Start and end dates

October 2015 - September 2018

Objectives

  • To promote interest in the experience of Learning (intellectual) disability (LD) from the perspective of young adults and their carers.
  • To engage people with LD and their carers in the work of the MIN to help develop and advance thinking targeted on their experience of living with an LD.
  • To discuss the effect of LD on identity and use this to establish a direction for both practice and research.
  • To identify gaps in research and clinical practice and work to promote the advancement of knowledge and education in LD.
  • To foster collaboration and communication locally, nationally and internationally to improve the lives of people with LD.

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