A psychiatric unit can aid my recovery, but only if my needs as an autistic person are accommodated
Are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition?
Studies have revealed symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in around two thirds of autistic people. But are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition? Academic Dr Simon Bignell has questioned whether autism and ADHD may be “one overarching disorder with a range of subtypes”
What I wish I'd been told earlier about how to manage sensory overloads
Asperger's reclassification continues to spark controversy
Autism research fails to reflect the spectrum's diversity - and those with learning disabilities are being excluded
Is school "refusal" really refusal? Navigating a system designed for neurotypical children
'Not Fine in School' is a parent-led organisation that supports, informs, and empowers parents affected by school non-attendance. On behalf of the organisation, Fran Morgan writes for Learning Disability Today about why the education system is failing to give all children the same support to thrive.
Exploring voice hearing through film
Should parents make care decisions once their child reaches adulthood?
Until a group of parents joined forces to change the law families could find themselves sidelined once a loved one with a learning disability turned eighteen, with social workers taking charge of key decisions. But here Darren Devine details how three families have fought to ensure parents continue to have a voice when their children become adults.
A comical documentation of sensory sensitivity
Too few people with learning disabilities are on television - so let's make auditions accessible
Filmmaker Beth Richards conducted research into how the television industry can be made more accessible for actors with learning disabilities. In this blog, she tells Learning Disability Today how her research findings informed her short animated film 'The Audition' which is being shown at Oska Bright Film Festival.