Research into all aspects of life for people with learning disabilities – from access to healthcare to hate crime – can be vital for improving services.
Are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition?
Studies have revealed symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in around two thirds of autistic people. But are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition? Academic Dr Simon Bignell has questioned whether autism and ADHD may be “one overarching disorder with a range of subtypes”
People with learning disabilities disproportionately affected by loneliness
#LDTchat on people with learning disabilities being excluded from autism research
Autism research fails to reflect the spectrum's diversity - and those with learning disabilities are being excluded
More reports, fewer prosecutions: failure to tackle disability hate crime laid bare in new figures
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.