Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

DLA cut fears endure

Since last year, when the government announced its plans to replace disability living allowance (DLA) with the personal independent payment (PIP), claimants have been worried about the potential adverse effect the change could have on them.
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Cinema for all

For some people with autism, the cinema is a no-go area. The sensory differences often associated with the condition mean that the cinema, with its darkness, loud sound effects and such like, is too difficult an ordeal to contemplate. Until…
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Accentuate the positive

There's been plenty of bad news out there in the learning disability sector, and with stories in recent months such as the Winterbourne View scandal, cutbacks to social care services and all the rest, but Dan Parton says it's important to…
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