Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Contrasting tales

Sam Sly considers two contrasting stories of young people with learning disabilities in institutions with a label of challenging behaviour: A beautiful, vibrant, loving, caring young woman celebrates her 30th birthday soon. To give you an example of her thoughtfulness, on Christmas Day morning she took time out to phone me and wish me a Merry Christmas and to tell me I’d been missed as I had been away from work for a few months. She is a true gem. She has said I can share her party plans with you. She has been making them for months and sent


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