Kent Surrey Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice event will be hosting the new Beyond Words book launch at the event at Kingston University on 1st December.
Beyond Words is delighted to be launching the second word-free picture book in their series on maternity and parenting. Loving Babies is the much-anticipated follow-up book to last year’s Having a Baby. Expertly co-created and trialled by professionals and experts by experience, Loving Babies is a picture story showing the realities and triumphs of early years’ parenting.
The book is designed to be used by people with learning disabilities or who find pictures easier to understand than words. It depicts two different households caring for and loving their new children. Loving Babies and Having a Baby can be used together to open conversations about pregnancy, parenting, and having children.
At the event, Baroness Hollins will be presenting this new publication and in their will be a lunch time book club to explore this new publication.
The Community’s Steering group is keen to recruit new members from Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
We welcome all that feel they have a contribution to make to supporting people with learning disabilities to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives, this includes people with lived experience and that gained from work roles.
The steering group has experience of making reasonable adjustments to support contribution, please let us know how we might do so.
There is easy read information about being part of the steering group by clicking here
To express your interest in joining the steering group please complete the below form.
This deadline for submitting the form will be 5pm 8th December 2023.
Hayley Coffey has kindly shared her reflections on undertaking the Oliver McGowan e-learning training, her role as an academic, a midwife and a mother, the implications for education and clinical practice and ultimately autistic people and people with learning disabilities.
We also have contributions from user lead organisations, practitioners and researchers, presenting their work associated with enabling people with learning disabilities to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives.
Details about booking your free place can be found by clicking here.
If you would like to share your work demonstrating people with learning disabilities living healthy safe and fulfilled lives, please complete the short form available by clicking here.