Live transmission and programme for international conference available!


We are looking forward to hosting you in Warsaw at the conference "Supporting the Social Inclusion of Children and Young People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The Importance of the Interdisciplinary Approach".
The event will start at 14.00 on the 21st of March 2024 (Thursday) and will finish at 15.30 on the 22nd of March 2024 (Friday). It will take place at The Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw, Poland, which is the hub of special pedagogy, children’s rights, and social inclusion in Eastern-Central Europe. Map.
Live Transmission of plenary sessions from the international conference:

The programme is available here

The conference is co-funded by the EU project titled: “Removal of barriers to social inclusion and social participation for children and young adults with Intellectual and developmental disabilities” [SIIDD], which has been operational since 2019 between 7 European universities based in Sweden, Norway, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Romania and Poland.

More about the project here

Our project highlights the importance of multi-professional, interdisciplinary approaches to supporting the individual needs of children and adults with IDD and their families. We invite researchers, who identify tools and strategies in health, social work and education for social inclusion and for fostering interprofessional, cross-sector collaboration. We are also interested in works related to prevention and best practices for combatting barriers to social inclusion. We invite professionals from education, special pedagogy, social work, health service, nursing, and rehabilitation to join us for this important conference in Warsaw, Poland.

Honorary Patronages
RC25 ISA, Polish Educational Research Association (PTP O. Warszawa), UNESCO Chair
The event is co-funded by European Union under Erasmus+ 2019-1-SE01-KA203-060425.

Scientific Committee:
Prof. e. Margareta Ahlström, Stockholm University, Sweden
Dr Jude Tah, Stockholm University, Sweden
Prof. dr hab. Anna Odrowaz-Coates, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland
Prof. dr hab. Joanna Madalińska-Michalak, University of Warsaw (UW), Poland
Prof. Michael Brown, Queens University, Belfast, UK
Dr Lynne Marsh, Queens University, Belfast, UK
Paul McAleer, Prof. Lead Learning Disability Nursing, Queens University, Belfast, UK
Prof. Florica Ortan, University of Oradea, Romania
Prof. Dr Julien Kiss, University of Oradea, Romania
Gamu Tendayi, Prof. Lead Learning Disability Nursing, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Prof. Anna Perkowska-Klejman, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland
Prof. Dariusz Stępkowski, Cardinal Wyszyński University (UKSW), Poland
Sam Abdulla, Academic Lead for Practice Learning, Edinburgh Napier University
Prof. Keiji Fujiyoshi, President of ISA RC25, Japan

Local Organizing Committee:
Dr Cecilia Zsögön
Dr Marta Kulesza
Dr Ewa Dąbrowa (Editor of the edited volume)
Prof. Błażej Przybylski (PTP)
Dr Elżbieta Strutyńska-Laskus (PTP)