Many schools are denying sex education to vulnerable young people who need it most
Blue badge parking permits are to be made available for people in England with “hidden disabilities” such as autism or mental health problems.
A report by Dimensions, a charity for people with learning difficulties, has laid bare health inequalities for people with learning difficulties and autism.
Too many pupils are being pushed out of mainstream classes in England and abandoned with an inadequate education, says a report from MPs.
Leeds City Council has accepted that it has a duty to fund a full five day post-16 education programme for PLP’s client, Francesca Adam-Smith. Francesca’s mother, Rachel Adam-Smith, said “A reduction in Francesca’s education, at a critical stage of her life, would have limited her ability to reach her potential, isolated her from society and […]
The education secretary has spoken out against the practice of “off-rolling”, which sees schools exclude children with special educational needs through the back door – often in order to improve their league table position. Damian Hinds made the intervention after hearing what he said were “many stories” of schools using informal exclusions to get rid of pupils with […]
Young people with learning disabilities have been “marginalised and often hidden from view”, according to the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.
A shortage of special needs funding means growing numbers of children are being left without suitable school places, a teachers’ leader has warned.
Cory Shaw is determined to change the way Londoners ride the underground
People with the most severe, life-long conditions will no longer have to attend regular reviews for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
You can bet IÕm going to protect my son, no matter what happens. And if that means betraying an ideology I once held dear, IÕm just going to have to suck it up
Lost Voice Guy has been crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent, the first comedian ever to win the show.
People with learning disabilities are still at risk of being abused and dying unnecessarily in institutions. This is unacceptable
A severely disabled boy is suing a theme park for failing to provide a suitable “changing places” lavatory
Josh Cullip has dementia because of a genetic disease, which is known to affect about 500 people worldwide. The 11-year-old, from Milton Keynes, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick type C when he was a few weeks old. Read More…
A teenager with autism was thrown off a bus because he didnÕt look disabled, it was claimed.
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.
Tom Bishop is 11 and deaf. The specialist teacher he had was a “life-line”, say his family.
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.
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.
By measuring stress and anxiety levels, this wearable device could help us understand some of triggers which cause this for the individual, allowing people to respond proactively to help reduce this anxiety before it manifests itself into displays of self harm, aggression or withdrawal. This is vitally important as many people with autism are unable […]
With the use of Braille falling, can new technology encourage people with Visual Impairments to continue learning this skill
RBKC’s short breaks statement
Recent research found that a quarter of parents with disabled children provide more than 100 hours of care Ð the equivalent of working three full time jobs simultaneously