The Future of Childhood Disability

What does the future hold for children with a disability, their families and the professionals who care for them? Change driven by the interplay of human development, social movements, science and technology, both foreseen and unforeseen, has took place and even accelerated over the last decades. This has had a significant impact on these children and, for some, has changed the course of their lives and their prospects.

Groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of neurobiology and genetics and outstanding developments in therapies, remediation and restorative technologies may feed the impression that with scientific progress we will be able to “fix” more and more disabilities, if not prevent them. At the same time the Covid pandemic acts as a stark reminder of the fragility of our species. How could future scientific and societal developments affect the lives, participation and rights of children with a disability and their families? How will we practice our professions in 10 to 20 years? We will be addressing these challenging questions and others during the Future of Childhood Disability day.

We look forward to thought-provoking keynotes, animated discussions with experts, online interaction with our participants and, of course, to your original research. Join us to be prepared and be excited about the future!

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British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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