Becoming an independent traveller is important for many people with learning disabilities, but they can experience barriers to achieving this.
Transport budget cuts render education inaccessible for autistic young people
School and college transport can mean the difference between autistic young people getting the education and training they need and parents facing an impossible juggling act trying to balance work with the school run. Here we speak to parents planning a judicial review of one council’s decision to slash its transport budget.
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"
“I may have a disability but I am still human": United Response highlight prejudices
United Response call for autism-awareness training for public transport staff
Taxi journeys can be distressing for people with learning disabilities and autism
Power to the people
From service user to citizen – where to next for people with learning disabilities? Alex McClimens and Darren Lee investigate:
To begin, here’s a quick quiz. What links the following cities: Havana, 1959; Paris, 1789; Saigon, 1975; Prague, 1968? They were all sites of revolutionary uprisings where the incumbent leadership was overthrown by a mix of military and people power. Such things don’t just happen in foreign countries as we in the UK too have had our share of revolutionary unrest, although this happened a long time ago.
The thread that links these acts of rebellion was that the majority of the population felt that their political leaders were ignoring the rights of the ordinary citizen. In established Western democracies this situation is now managed by the electoral system that gives citizens the right to vote political parties in or out of government.
Inclusive canoeing course gets athletes with learning disabilities on the water
Bearing the brunt
Accessible cycling scheme launches near Bristol