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?
How far can reasonable adjustments address health inequalities?
Reasonable adjustments are adaptations and accommodations that should, in theory, minimise disadvantages faced by disabled people in education, employment, and housing, as well as services such as shops, hospitals, and banks. Darren Devine discusses how reasonable adjustments could look for people with a learning disability - but how far can they address health inequalities?