Interconnections Worldwide

Working internationally to share information, help build knowledge and support teamwork around babies, children and young people who are disabled, marginalised or vulnerable

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‘Achieving Compliance with the Care Act’ Seminar in Manchester, UK, June 2016

belinda80Belinda Schwehr will cover legal and illegal cuts to budgets or services when care plans are reviewed, funded advocacy, carers’ right to support/services, charging developments (including in relation to publicly funded transport services) and more…

This is your opportunity to hear from Belinda, a leading expert in social care law with plenty of opportunity for individual problems and Matthieu Culverhouse from Irwin and Mitchells solicitors, our sponsor, will explain funding support to challenges.

GET PREPARED as Local Authorities, particularly in West Midlands and the North, have to manage huge cuts to their funding with still more to come and adult social care is disproportionately hit. The new living wage is adding to the extra costs. The Care Act and Human Rights law protect vulnerable people but you need to understand what protections there are to ensure the law is properly exercised.


53rd Biennial National Association of the Deaf Conference, July 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, US

nadnewFrom their website: This conference focuses on teaching practices and will become a forum to discuss new ideas that are happening in the classroom!

This summer we invite you - educators of deaf and hard of hearing children, teacher assistants, educational interpreters, etc. - to showcase your work and share new ideas, collaborate with your colleagues to generate new approaches, and learn incredible things!


EUFASD 2016 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Conference + Training day for parents and professionals. September 2016 – London, UK

eunofas80The 4th European Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will be held at the prestigious campus of the Royal Holloway University, London, from 12th to 15th September 2016. The research symposium will take place from the 12th to the 14th with an accredited Professional Training Day to be held on the 15th September. The training day is co-organized with NOFAS-UK.

This conference brings together academics, educators, non-governmental organisations and charities, legislators and politicians, lawyers and individuals involved in the criminal justice system, birth and adoptive families alongside individuals who themselves have FASD; shared learning will help promote the understanding of this disorder in the UK, Europe and internationally.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics including prevention, social determinants, diagnosis, epigenetics, psychological profiles, behavioural management, education, prevalence, family support, criminal justice system difficulties, social care needs, practical management, pharmacology and other cutting-edge research that may be submitted or invited. This is not an exhaustive list and will grow depending on submitted abstracts.

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