Sexual Health & Disability Alliance (SHADA) Conference

SHADA has been in operation since 2006. It brings together a wide range of agencies and professionals who all share in the following; SHADA's Vision: SHADA envisages a more inclusive society where every disabled person's unique sexual identity is given due respectful, non-judgemental recognition and acceptance enabling its diverse expression and celebration. SHADA's Aim: SHADA aims to support the sexual health of disabled people and to challenge negative asexualising stereotypes. SHADA's Mission Statement SHADA's mission is to support and facilitate the sex and relationship needs of disabled people through working with other professionals, and to remove the stigma attached to disabled people enjoying sex.

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SHADA carries out its work by offering help and advice to the disabled community and also to health professionals. Members include the College of Occupational therapists, Leornard Cheshire and a number of Primary Care Trusts. With the support of a number of eminent professionals in this field, SHADA now wants to embark on its first formal Training Conference. This has been booked for November 2009. We are currently looking for funding or sponsorship to cover the following costs: Venue hire Management costs Publicity and Promotion Training materials Speakers travel costs Event production costs Food and drink costs Volunteer expenses Event report costs