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The Stop DisAbuse training course on combatting Disablist Bullying aimed at educating and empowering SEN/D users and those who work alongside them, is a modular course.

Final details for the sessions, the numbers, locations/dates all together for the pilot training phase were discussed. The next step is to start to prepare materials to advertise to target users.

 

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The 3rd DisAbuse Partner Meeting went ahead today hosted by the Universidad de Murcia, finalsing plans to begin the piloting of the new course on countering Disablist Bullying for SEN/D users and Teachers/Trainers.

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The 3rd DisAbuse Project National Conference discussing bullying and cyberbullying of people with SEN/D and what avenues are available to them, hosted by the University of Murcia, in Spain on the 15th of October.

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Fiona Weldon and Lian McGuire of the National Anti-Bullying Research Centre and UNESCO Chair on Tackling Bullying and Cyberspace, presented on Disablist Bullying and the DisAbuse Project to a joint Norwegian / Irish 2 Day Seminar. 

The Seminar was part of the joint masters module group specialising in the prevention and intervention of bullying in learning environments between the University of Stavanger Norway and Dublin City University, Ireland.

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The third DISABUSE Multiplier Event and Partner Lego Methodology Workshop and Partner Meeting will be held at Universidad de Murcia, Spain.

15 - 16 October 2018.

This conference will be held on the subject of bullying and cyberbullying of people with SEN/D at the University of Murcia together with a meeting of the DisAbuse EU project partners. Professor Pilar Arnaiz, who is an expert in the topic of people with SEN(D) and who has directed a thesis on cyberbullying, will participate in this conference. She will present her perspective on this problem.
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The partners held another Skype meeting on June 28th 2018. The purpose of this Skype meeting was to discuss feedback from the partners re the initial draft of the DisAbuse Trainers’ Manual and the PowerPoints for each Modular Session. The team at IADT are already in the process of assessing some of the items (especially homework) for transferral into a Multimedia format. Alex, Mohammed and Ryan at IADT are building the overall web framework for the interactive components and all partners can now view the first interactive components for review.
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The 2nd DisAbuse Partner Meeting took place March 8th in ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon.

The partners of the DisAbuse Project gathered to update on progress and work to date completed on the project. Work on the translation of the website was reviewed.The repository where partners can upload resources, publications, best practice, research and legislation was demonstrated to the partners. Progress on multimedia course development was demonstrated.Updates and progress on the best practice report and evaluation tools were also discussed.

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The teams from IADT & ABC, DCU met in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire on 11th January 2018 to progress the Erasmus+ DisAbuse Project.
Content for the online instructional course was discussed. Sample early stage low fidelity prototypes were demonstrated and feedback was collated.

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Fondazione Mondo Digitale (www.mondodigitale.org) met teachers, educators and psychologists part of its network, to present the DisAbuse project, which brings together experts from across Europe to provide a cross-national insight into research, policy and practice to prevent and counter disablist bullying, including practical courses with people with special educational needs as well as resources for teachers and professional trainers.

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