Intellectual Disability Forum


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We would welcome interest from members in joining our section council.

For more information, please contact council administration on:

Tel: 0207 290 2986

Intellectual Disability Forum 2018/2019 dates for your diary

  • 21 May 19 

For more information on the events that are not available online yet, or to book your place, please contact the Customer Service team on:

Tel: 020 7290 3941


About this section


The Intellectual Disability Forum is made up of a number of practitioners, academics and researchers from different disciplines who come together three times a year to explore and discuss the most up-to-date evidence on intellectual disabilities. The purpose of the Forum is to develop bespoke national conferences on Intellectual Disability topics.

Section members:

General Practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, professionals allied to medicine, care service workers, teachers, academics and researchers with an interest in the activities of the Forum.

Section council:

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section council, led by the Section President.  We welcome service users and their family/paid carers to become Council members.

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  • Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews
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Section Bibliography

For a list of what we have available via the library for this section, visit our bibliography page and then select the appropriate section link.


Understanding Intellectual Disability & Health is a web-based learning resource providing information for medical and healthcare students and practitioners about the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities. It aims to challenge discrimination and encourage inclusion in healthcare and decision-making. It publishes articles of relevance to the physical and mental health of people with intellectual disabilities throughout the life cycle, including diagnosis, epidemiology, medical practice and care, and also social care issues and family issues. There are several articles and commentaries by people with intellectual disabilities.