Heart n Soul’s Big 30 Archive is full of personal stories that challenge society’s idea of what people with learning disabilities can do. Mark Williams, Heart n Soul co-founder, shares some of the photographs and voices of artists, participants, friends and staff, with and without learning disabilities.
Sociology researchers seek to understand the link between social stigma and self-esteem in those on the autistic spectrum.
The call for evidence will aim to seek views and contributions from a range of stakeholders, to develop a robust evidence base which will inform revisions made to the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice.
Deadline: 7 March 2019
Annual figures on the health and care of people with learning disabilities have been released by NHS Digital.
For many young people, school can be a difficult place. And for some, it can be just about impossible. Negative experiences in school can have harmful long-term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions.
Official figures show that children, are increasingly being suspended or expelled from school because of “behavioural problems” – many of which include children on the autism spectrum. Some regions in the UK have experienced a 100% increase in these types of exclusions since 2011.