Learning Disability Today
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Looking for an ordinary life: children with complex health needs or dependent on medical technology

Children with complex health needs or who are dependent on medical technology and their families want to lead as ordinary a life as possible, but find many barriers to achieving this. However, they can be broken down through adaptations and using different funding models By Jill Davies, research programme manager at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities “How can I get out with a baby and toddler who can’t walk?” “How can my son go abroad with us if he can’t bear weight and we can’t take wheelchairs on board an aeroplane?” “We’d like to go camping with our


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