Legal and policy
Stop 'sectioning' people with a learning disability or autism when they are in crisis
Disability Charities Consortium publishes manifesto for the National Disability Strategy
Do not resuscitate orders and learning disability: where are we now?
Covid-19 vaccines and learning disability groups
Parents of children with EHCPs demand clarity on who can attend school during lockdown
'Empowerment looks different for everyone'
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.
A round-up of changes that will impact learning disability and/or autism support during the Coronavirus pandemic
"We were already considered to be a family in crisis"
Lockdown on the spectrum: how autistic adults and families of children with the condition are coping with the coronavirus lockdown that has closed schools, slashed respite and limited access to the outdoors to one trip a day. Darren Devine highlights the experiences of one Scottish family facing struggles common to many during the lockdown.