The Standing up for Myself Project

At the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice I was asked to share on the blog information about the Standing up for Myself Project (STORM), developed at UCL and lead by Katrina Scior.

The STORM (Standing Up for Myself) programme is a manualised 4-session plus booster peer group intervention that seeks to empower people with learning disabilities to say ‘no’ to bad attitudes, prejudice and discrimination. STORM makes extensive use of filmed first-hand testimonials by people with learning disabilities, discussions and practical exercises.

There is more information about STORM on the UCL Unit for Stigma Research website and blog.

For anyone interested in finding out more about STORM we would be pleased to welcome you to our event in September.  This event we will present information about the STORM project and results from our pilot study of the STORM intervention.

Talks will be given by members of the STORM research team, self-advocate advisers, collaborators, and STORM facilitators and participants. This event will be fully accessible to people with learning disabilities and is free to attend.

Please see information below for the programme and bookings can be made via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/standing-up-for-myself-storm-end-of-pilot-project-feedbackand-celebration-event-tickets-45755445770

E mail enquiries about the event can be sent to Laurie.Poole@ucl.ac.uk

STORM 4 Sept Event programme Final

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