Glasgow’s First Citizen Supports Disability World Congress

Glasgow’s First Citizen sat for a portrait by Project Ability artists at the St Enoch Centre on Saturday 3 August. The aim was to promote community engagement on the topic Future4All, the theme of the World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD). Project Ability learning disabled artists spent the day at the St Enoch shopping centre on Saturday, which welcomed over 40,000 visitors on the day.

The four day conference, a leading research and practice meeting concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities attended by some 1,500 delegates from across the globe, began at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) yesterday.

Linda Mitchell, Partnership and Development Manager, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and member of the IASSIDD Local Organising Committee, commented: “The IASSID public engagement event with Project Ability was a fantastic way to promote our positive Future4all message from the Glasgow World Congress, helping to improve the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, their families and those who support them.”

The portrait event also formed part of Glasgow Convention Bureau’s People Make Glasgow Healthier initiative, launched earlier this year. It supports medical associations holding conferences in the city by taking their key conference messages into communities.

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