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17th International Conference on Offenders with an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability

11-12 April 2018, Birmingham

Call for Papers

Papers and workshops are invited from any discipline or perspective relevant to the management or care of learning disabled offenders or those requiring similar services. Proposals by practitioners, service users, decision- and policy-makers, as well as by academics, students, researchers and advocates are welcomed.

Papers are allocated 40 minutes and workshops 60 minutes in a concurrent format.

The organisers will consider papers relating to the following topics:

  • models of care for effective interventions (clinical interventions)
  • research programmes and results
  • policy development
  • education and training
  • organisational issues 
  • personality disorder
  • advocacy and user issues
  • minority issues
  • women's issues
  • dual diagnosis
  • substance abuse
  • transcultural issues
  • autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger syndrome)
  • offending-focused interventions.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 500 words.

To submit your abstract, please complete the online abstract submission form which can be found at.  

For full information on the format for submissions and the rules that apply, contact [email protected].

The deadline for the submission of papers is Friday 1st December 2017.

Please note: presenters will be expected to pay the conference registration fee in order to be permitted to present.