No Child Left Behind: Rights-based Approaches in Childhood Disabilities

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event:

‘No Child Left Behind: Rights-based Approaches in Childhood Disabilities’

In this event, a panel comprised of youth with lived experiences, government officials, researchers, and families will discuss the results of a new research review of international academic evidence on rights-based approached for children with disabilities and youth and parents and youth will discuss the implications and considerations of the CRPD for children and youth with disabilities on real life experiences. The panel will also discuss some concrete steps that can be taken at the national and international levels, based on best practices and academic evidence from different countries to realize the CRPD with respect to children and youth with disabilities so that no one is left behind.

Kids Brain Health Network, CHILD-BRIGHT, the Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability at McGill University and the Government of Canada are co-sponsoring this event with the goal of fostering discussion among participants about actionable items in research and practice for children and youth with disabilities.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 6:30-8:00PM

Location: City University of New York; 7th Floor; room 42-0725; 205 East 42nd Street



  • Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minster of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Government of Canada
  • Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disabilities, Kids Brain Health Network, McGill University
  • Nikolas Harris, Government of Canada youth delegate
  • Susan Cosgrove, CHILD-BRIGHT network parent mentor
  • Liam Cosgrove, Kids Brain Health Network youth delegate
  • Rachel Martens, Kids Brain Health Network parent

The views expressed here are those of the speakers and may not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Canada, Kids Brain Health Network or CHILD-BRIGHT Network.

Source: Childhood Disability Link

Re-posted with permission.


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