'Shopping Can be so Embarrassing For Me'

Shopping can be frustrating at the best of times, but for many disabled people it comes with even more unnecessary challenges - narrow aisles, no step-free access, rushed shop assistants.Read more

‘Devastating’ cuts hit special educational needs

Many local authorities are plunging into the red to meet their obligations as spending trebles in three yearsRead more

The academy trusts whose GCSE students keep disappearing

New ranking shows four academy chains lost up to 7% of pupils prior to examsRead more

Children with learning disabilities 'failed by society'

Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading health inequality expert.Read more

‘A wall built to keep people out’: the cruel, bureaucratic maze of children’s services

In a system cut to the bone, gaining access to the support we had been promised for our daughter’s special educational needs was an exhausting, soul-sapping battle.Read more

40 people died in 'barbaric' secure hospitals the government pledged would close

At least 40 people with a profound learning disability or autism have died while admitted to "barbaric" secure hospitals the government has promised to close since 2015, a Sky News investigation has found.Read more

Thousands of children with special needs excluded from schools

Pupils with special educational needs are denied opportunities by ‘broken’ system, experts sayRead more

Special Needs pupils being failed by a system on 'verge of crisis'

Rising demand puts councils in England at risk of bankruptcy, Guardian investigation revealsRead more

School staff strap autistic boy, 5, into chair by his waist and ankles before sending pictures to parents

“I felt sick, it was like the fog lifted," says child's motherRead more

Ofsted inspectors to move away from exams results focus

Exam results and grades will no longer be the key focus of Ofsted inspections in England, under new plans.Read more

Boy brain damaged at Blackpool hospital awarded £27m

A seven-year-old boy born severely disabled "due to a delay in his delivery" will receive about £27m in compensation from the NHS.Read more

Almost Half Of Disabled People Fear Being Stripped Of Benefits For Being 'Too Active'

'You feel that whatever you say may be taken out of context,' says former Paralympian.Read more

'Shameful' use of restraints on disabled patients

The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities in hospital units in England rose by 50% between 2016 and 2017, figures show.Read more

Disabled train users to get new 'life-changing' app

A "life-changing" app that can track disabled rail users in real-time will be rolled out nationwide.Read more

Head teachers protest at Downing Street funding rally

Hundreds of head teachers from England and Wales are due to attend a rally in central London later, to demand extra funding for schools.Read more

'I hid my baby from social services in case they took it away'

It's every mother's worst nightmare - that someone might take away their baby.Read more

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