Discrimination is still, sadly, a part of everyday life for many people with learning disabilities, but there are on-going initiatives to challenge this.
Ruled Out: Why Are Children with Autism Missing Out on Education?
Ruled Out is a campaign launched by Ambitious about Autism which aims to stop children with autism missing out on their education, so that every child with autism can learn, thrive and achieve.
During research for the campaign the orgamnisation heard from over 500 parents and carers of children with autism. One of the common themes raised was the difficulty in getting clear information about parents’ and children’s rights in relation to accessing education.
Mencap calls for inclusive education to improve SEN outcomes
Parallel Report to the United Nations Committee on the UNCRPD
Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (2014) - Parallel Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Progress of Implementation of the UNCRPD in the United Kingdom (Scotland).
SCLD has been supporting a group of people with learning disabilities from across Scotland to talk about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD). As part of Learning Disability Week 2014, the group has published this report on how real the rights in the UNCRPD are for people with learning disabilities in Scotland