The STEMM Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) is a collaboration of professional bodies and learned societies aiming to strengthen the inclusion of people with disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM).
STEMM DAC is holding an event to share and develop best practice in supporting the transitions of people with disabilities through education and employment. Attendees will be given an opportunity to develop plans and tools to enhance the support they access or provide, as well as suggesting to the STEMM DAC further activity for professional bodies and learned societies to become more effective in this vital area.
The day will bring together people with disabilities and those working with them; employers, career advisors and many others involved in supporting their transition within STEMM education, and into the world of work or apprenticeships. STEMM DAC aims to increase understanding of how to ensure people with disabilities are fully supported in their transitions and to investigate the role that learned societies and professional bodies can play in complementing pathways to progression.
The programme will include a panel Q&A session and discussion groups with the aim of giving delegates insight into best practice. The day will conclude with a networking session where delegates will be able to make contacts to develop their work in this area.