Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier

Sick babies admitted to a neonatal unit after a difficult birth could benefit from a new bedside tool to detect brain damage, researchers believe.Read more

Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist saysRead more

Train Companies could Face Court over Inaccessible Rail Replacement Buses

Train companies are facing possible legal action over their failure to ensure that replacement bus services are accessible to wheelchair-users and other rail passengers with mobility impairments.Read more

'Actors don't black up, so why do they still crip up?'

The actor Adam Pearson has a similar condition to Joseph Merrick, whose story was told in The Elephant Man. When the BBC was remaking the biopic, he did not even get an audition.Read more

Sex and special needs: Why new schools guidance must embrace pupils with learning difficulties

Many schools are denying sex education to vulnerable young people who need it mostRead more

British Sign Language: GCSE plan after boy's campaign

A GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL) could be introduced in the UK before the next general election following a campaign by a deaf schoolboy.Read more

My GP and me – people with learning difficulties and autism’s health inequalities

A report by Dimensions, a charity for people with learning difficulties, has laid bare health inequalities for people with learning difficulties and autism.Read more

Blue badge parking permits to cover 'hidden disabilities' in England

Blue badge parking permits are to be made available for people in England with "hidden disabilities" such as autism or mental health problems.Read more

Excluded pupils 'abandoned by schools' in England

Too many pupils are being pushed out of mainstream classes in England and abandoned with an inadequate education, says a report from MPs.Read more

Young people with learning disabilities 'isolated' and 'hidden'

Young people with learning disabilities have been "marginalised and often hidden from view", according to the Children's Commissioner for Wales.Read more

Disabled woman fighting to make commuters ‘Look Up’ on London Underground

Cory Shaw is determined to change the way Londoners ride the undergroundRead more

Government to end unnecessary PIP reviews for people with most severe health conditions

People with the most severe, life-long conditions will no longer have to attend regular reviews for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).Read more

Can I Really Send my Autistic Son to a Mainstream School in an age of Austerity Cuts?

You can bet I’m going to protect my son, no matter what happens. And if that means betraying an ideology I once held dear, I’m just going to have to suck it upRead more

Lost Voice Guy Wins Britain’s got Talent

Lost Voice Guy has been crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent, the first comedian ever to win the show.Read more

Seven years on from Winterbourne View, why has nothing changed?

People with learning disabilities are still at risk of being abused and dying unnecessarily in institutions. This is unacceptableRead more

Disabled boy sues theme park over lack of suitable toilet

A severely disabled boy is suing a theme park for failing to provide a suitable "changing places" lavatoryRead more

Autistic boy thrown off a bus ‘because he didn’t look disabled’

A teenager with autism was thrown off a bus because he didn’t look disabled, it was claimed.Read more

Councils forced to raid funds for overstretched state schools

Councils across England are being forced to raid funds intended for state schools to pay for extra support for children with special educational needs (SEN), according to alarming new figures.Read more

Case Law Update- When EHC plans should be Issued

This is part of the Council For Disabled Children's case law series-reviewing judgements relating to the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.Read more

Poor NHS care contributed to deaths of 13 people with learning disabilities.

An NHS investigation into the deaths of 13 patients with learning disabilities has found that failures to provide adequate, safe and prompt care contributed directly to their deaths.Read more