Down's syndrome blogs
Five people with Down's syndrome who are creating positive change
As part of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month, we’re celebrating some of the amazing things people with Down’s syndrome have achieved. All five of these people have created positive change at either a local or international level and are telling the world that everyone, no matter their differences, is capable of achieving incredible things.
Will all survive the storm? Coronavirus and the fight for the rights of people with learning disabilities
Mother Teresa once said, ‘Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his [her] humanity.’ Yet ever since COVID-19 reached the UK, it has seemed as if the rights of disabled people - and in particular those of people with a learning disability - have been at risk.
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.
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.
Wristband monitors physiological changes that may precede aggression
Taxi journeys can be distressing for people with learning disabilities and autism
“It is unacceptable that children are being physically injured and traumatised": the use of restraint and seclusion in schools
Supported employment: why taking the leap pays off
“It’s important to bring joy to people’s lives,” says long-serving Derbyshire care worker
Mainstream school or special school?
Starting mainstream school with Down's syndrome
The families challenging council cuts
Our 'five zone approach' to PBS
Looking at pregnancy and Down's syndrome in new ways
How tech can support careers and everyday living