Conference in Oslo and Trondheim June 2013

Inherent dignity, equality and rights

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts for Paper/Poster

Abstracts must be in English.

In submitting an abstract, you will be asked for the following information:

See the example on the next page. All of this has to be on one page only.

Contact Information: Please specify your name (the submitting author), institutional affiliation, email address and contact details.

Abstract Title: This should be brief (no more than 100 characters + spaces) but clearly indicate the content to be presented.

Topic: The conference is to be organised inmain topics - Oslo or Trondheim.Please specify which of the 2 main topics best fits your paper or poster.

Presentation Method: Specify whether: (a) Oral communication (b) Oral Communication stand - alone (c) Poster presentation.

Author(s): Please indicate the first and last name of each author as well as their role (presenting author, submitting author, co-author….).

Presenter’s Email and Affiliation: Please indicate the email address and affiliation of the presenting author ONLY. The email addresses of speakers will be reproduced in some way not decided jet.

Abstract: This is structured using the subheadings:Aim, Method, Results, Conclusions. Overall, it should be no more than 2000 characters with spaces.

Terminology: Please refer to people with intellectual disabilities, rather than people with mental retardation or mental handicap, or the intellectually disabled, mentally retarded, mentally handicapped etc.

The main topics of this Conference are:

Human rights and rule of lawJune 18. Oslo

Living conditions and quality of life June 20. Trondheim:

This is an Example Submission Information for your help.

Your submission has to be on one page only.

Contact Information: Associate Professor Jan Meyer, Department of Health- and Social Siences, Harstad University College, 9480 Harstad, Norway. Tel:+47 …………..

Abstract Title: Focus group with people with Intellectual disabilities. A method for collecting information about their daily life experience

Main Topic:Human right // or Living conditions. You can propose and we will decide Oslo or Trondheim.

Presentation Method: Oral communication - stand alone

Authors: Jan Meyer-if other their name too

Presenter’s e-mail:

Presenter’s Affiliation: Training of social educators (vernepleierutdanning), Department of Health- and Social Sciences, Harstad University College, Harstad, Norway.

Abstract Aim: This survey is to study social network and close friendships; self-determination; and expectation for their future for seven adult people with intellectual disabilities living in one municipality. This covers most of their everyday life in Northern Norway.

Method: Focus group method was used. This study was carried out with seven adults with intellectual disabilities from one township/municipality in Northern Norway. Three of them were women and four were men. They are living in their own apartments and have fulltime jobs in the Township. They each received their social security pension added with some money for motivation. This seven people met in four meetings. Each meeting was between one and one and a half hour.

Results: The result of this study was an experience of how adults with intellectual disabilities express their own views of their own life in a municipality. Their social network and close friendship, their view on their self-determination and also expectations for their future. A focus group is also a way of developing social capital.

Conclusion: This study has given a marginal group of people a voice of their own, expression their own experience. The discussions in the group has given them experience to meet expectations of inclusion in the society

Disclosure of Interest: None declared