Learning about boundaries and why it's ok to say no
Autism research fails to reflect the spectrum's diversity - and those with learning disabilities are being excluded
How to tune into a person’s frequency: the past, present, and future of learning disability nursing
If a person who has a learning disability is banging their head, being silent, or laughing it is not always easy to understand what is happening with and to them. In this article, Jim Blair (Learning Disability Nursing Project Lead at the Royal College of Nursing and Clinical Advisor for Learning Disabilities at the Queens Nursing Institute) considers the ways people with learning disabilities can be supported to access the healthcare treatment they deserve but denied all too often.
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.
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.
Joining Notting Hill Carnival and why it matters
The value of owning meaningful possessions: "the medal makes me happy when I look at it"
An autism diagnosis saved my life, but not before the Mental Health Act almost ended it
'Civil war' stirs among parents of autistic children
In February a group of US parents who said they felt alienated by the growing influence of the neurodiversity movement set up the National Council on Severe Autism (NCSA). Could we see a similar split in the UK among parents who feel left behind by a movement that regards autism as a difference rather than a disability?