Learning and networking event about parents with learning difficulties

July 27, 2018

The Family and Disability Studies Initiative at the University of Alberta presents “Support Needs and Service Pathways for Parents with Learning Difficulties”. This is a free event for those working with or advocating for parents with intellectual or borderline intellectual disabilities. Parents are welcome to register too.

Hear about the latest research on parents and parenting with learning difficulties. Learn about the Support Needs and Service Pathways Project. Participate in a policy and practice issues forum: Building capacity across sectors to better support parents with learning difficulties and their children. Network with policy makers, researchers and practitioners in the field.

Event details:

August 21st, 2018

10:00am – 4:00pm

Corbett Hall, University of Alberta | 8205 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta | Click for map


David McConnell, PhD

Professor and director, Dept. of Occupational Therapy

Family and Disability Studies Initiative, University of Alberta

Traci LaLiberte, PhD

Professor and executive director, School of Social Work

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota

Nicola Fairbrother

Founder and director, Neighbourhood Bridges

Laura Pacheco, PhD

Acting director, Special Parenting Service

Montreal West Island Integrate University Health and Social Services Centre


This event is free to attend and lunch and snacks will be provided.

Register Today: www.tiny.cc/Conversation

For more information please contact Amber Savage at fdsa@ualberta.ca or 780-492-8568