People with learning disabilities are active in their communities and access a range of mainstream and learning disability-specific facilities.
Mencap launches online TV channel amid increased reports of 'lockdown' loneliness
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.
How retailers can make shops more accessible for autistic children
Shopping can be a challenging experience for children on the autistic spectrum. With increased restrictions on where we can and can't go due to the coronavirus pandemic, our shopping habits have come under scrutiny. Here, Rachel Clinkard, from shoe retailer Charles Clinkard, shares how their business has been able to adapt their shops to make them more autism-friendly.
A round-up of changes that will impact learning disability and/or autism support during the Coronavirus pandemic
"I wanted to play sport but could never fit in"
People with learning disabilities disproportionately affected by loneliness
Exploring voice hearing through film
Stay Up Late's #NoBedtimes campaign challenges institutional culture in residential settings
The majority of autistic adults are not getting the support they need
“We wanted people with disabilities to have their own community, a place they could shape and decide on its future direction"
The value of owning meaningful possessions: "the medal makes me happy when I look at it"
Compensatory strategies in autistic people associated with delayed diagnosis
Challenging exclusion through inclusive sports: Q&A with the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work
Mencap Ambassador Emily Nicol, who has a learning disability, interviews Justin Tomlinson, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work. They discuss confronting the discrimination and social isolation faced by people with a learning disability and how to bring people together through sport.