UK Disability History Month 2023

This year UK Disability History Month runs from 16th November to 16th December and the theme is Disability, Children and Youth.

Graphic showing Disabled children in school playground with sign All Welcome. Outside a fence are Disabled Children excluded with sign Break Down the Barriers.

This year UK Disability History Month runs from 16th November to 16th December. The theme is Disability, Children and Youth. The history of the mistreatment and prejudice towards disabled children and young people is examined. Solutions to the ongoing issues are discussed for education and social care staff. Many activities are presented in ways children of different ages can relate to.


The launch will take place on Thursday November 16th, 6.30 – 8.30pm, in person and on-line. To attend please RSVP to Please say whether you will be attending in-person or online.  A zoom link will be sent later.


  • Daniel Kebede, Gen. Sec. National Education Union
  • Linda Jordan, parent & Inclusive Education expert
  • Ellen Goodey, Disabled Self advocate
  • Dr. Miro Griffiths, Leeds University & Disability activist
  • Mette Westander, Disabled Students UK
  • Suzanna Chen, Disabled Student activist
  • Nix Grey, Disabled Self advocate
  • Jonathan Bryan, ‘Eye Can Talk’ School Student
  • Excerpts of Exploration 2023
  • Richard Rieser, Coordinator UKDHM

Refreshments will be provided.

Further information

The website has many  resources including a history and time line activity, examining the oral history of Disability, Children and Young people in the first and second half of the 20th century. It examines the history of the education of disabled children from segregation to inclusion, with filmed examples of inclusion working and responding to disability bullying.

For more information on content and activities contact UKDHM Coordinator

Download the 2023 broadsheets:

UK Disability History Month broadsheet 2023 – PDF

UK Disability History Month Broadsheet 2023- Word