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Kids with Disabilities: Definitions, Classifications and Human Rights

Thursday 27 November, 3pm - 5pm, Chancellors Suite, Rootes Building

An Institute of Health seminar featuring speaker Dr Jerome Bickenbach.

Dr Jerome Bickenbach is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Faculties of Law and Medicine at Queen's University.

He is the author of Physical Disability and Social Policy (1993) and other books, articles and chapters focusing on the nature of disability and disability law and policy. He is a content editor of Sage Publications 5 volume Encyclopedia of Disability. His research is in disability studies, specifically issues of the legal definitions of disability, quality of life and the disability critique, disability epidemiology, universal design and inclusion, modelling disability statistics for population health surveys, the relationship between disability and health, and the implications of summary health measures.

As a lawyer, Dr. Bickenbach was a human rights litigation, specializing in anti-discrimination for persons with intellectual impairments and mental illness. Since 1995 he has been a consultant with the World Health Organization working ICF and its dissemination and international disability social policy.

If you would like to attend this seminar please book your place by contacting Jas Bains on or on ext. 23164