A new National Autistic Society report lays bare the extent of the scandal of autistic people being left behind in mental health hospitals* (including Assessment and Treatment Units) – often miles away from their friends and family and subject to unnecessary seclusion, restraint and overmedication.
Thanks to government austerity, 40% of disabled children are now so poor that they’re going without presents.
Read the article herehttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/06/disabled-children-poverty
Intimate self touch and masturbation can be difficult for professionals who work with people with learning disabilities to deal with, particularly when it happens in public, or in front of other clients.
Sometimes people with learning disabilities are carrying out the masturbation somewhere private and appropriate but they are not able to masturbate effectively, or they use objects that are not fit for purpose, so they hurt themselves.
The aim of this course is to support practitioners working with people with learning disabilities to enable clients to masturbate safely and effectively if they so choose.
People with a learning disability die on average 16 years younger than people without a learning disability. It is estimated that 1,200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in the NHS each year. Shocking as these statistics are, we have known about the premature mortality and the significant health inequalities faced by people with a learning disability for over two decades. But who has responded and what has been done?