In August Marianne Day, Shanice Thomas and Siobhan Brennan from University of Manchester presented their practice and research knowledge on the issues of hearing and audiology in people with learning disabilities and autistic people at a Community online event – please see the film below:-
The team are now looking for people with learning disabilities and autistic people in Kent Surrey and Sussex to participate in their research study to expose the barriers to access to good hearing for these communities, and outline some recommendations for adjustments to practice to improve this situation.
If you know of anyone that might like to contribute please contact Marianne via email Marianne.email@example.com.
April sees the first of three online Community events which are all linked our shared purpose for people with learning disabilities and their allies to live Healthy Safe and Fulfilled lives.
This first event will be on 28th April from 12:30 until 2pm with Lisa Hopkins, Scott Watkin and Emily Stewart from Seeability. They will be sharing their model for investing in and mentoring people with learning disabilities to be leaders in their organisation and communities.
Further online Community events are scheduled:-
- 26th May – A Person Centred Workforce Workshop with Carrie Jackson
- 23rd June – Lifeswap -an interactive model for challenging stereotypes and reducing stigma- Ronnie Treston & Becky Leonard‑Dixon
More details to be announced.
Aspire is a Kent based team who are campaigning to create a free school to transform the life opportunities for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. There mission is to give children and young people the support they need to learn, thrive and succeed in life as independent adults in modern Britain.
To support the Aspire project you can:-
a) click on the picture below to find out more about the project
b) Check their website by clicking here and
c) Sign the petition to the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan, by clicking here.
The Royal College of Nursing has recently published some easy read information on pain and pain control.
People with learning disabilities have been engaged in the development of the information through the Clear Communication People.
Click on the picture above to take you to the page where the easy read information is available.