Does it help disabled people to let them win? [repost]

4 July 2016 From the sectionDisability Share Image copyrightLAURENCE CLARKImage captionLaurence Clark with his family A video has gone viral of schoolchildren slowing down to let a disabled classmate win a race. Laurence Clark, a comedian with cerebral palsy, is not sure he…

The world needs all kinds of minds – by Temple Grandin

Transcript 0:11 I think I’ll start out and just talk a little bit about what exactly autism is. Autism is a very big continuum that goes from very severe — the child remains non-verbal — all the way up to brilliant scientists and engineers.…

Call for guest writers

I have never tried this before, and may regret it. But if you are a regular reader of this blog, or if you just stumbled upon it today, it does not matter. Would you like to share your thoughts on a theme/topic? If…

EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum

We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum. 96,920 signatures at 11:41 am today Update: The petition has…

UK Disabled People and their Families – Stronger and Safer inside the EU [repost]

Lucy Series wrote yesterday I’m breaking my self imposed ban on blogging during maternity leave (which I enjoy thanks to the EU) to cross-post this article by Anna Lawson (Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds); Gerard Quinn (Professor…

Launch of Learning Disability England, June 14th 2016 [repost]

by Jan Walmsley It was an exceptionally showery June day in London when Learning Disability England was launched in the House of Lords. And what a tremendous event it was. Chaired by the inimitable Gary Bourlet, and attended by a fantastic number of…

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Inclusief verhalend werken met mensen met een verstandelijke beperking Including narrative work is intended as a training ground, sanctuary or ‘gap’ for social integration. It is a place where project partners can express themselves and enter into reciprocal relationships. By including narrative work…

Learning disabilities commissioner needed ‘to protect rights’ – [repost]

A commissioner should be appointed to protect and promote the rights of people with learning disabilities in England, a report has said. Sir Stephen Bubb, who has been reviewing the sector since the abuse scandal at Winterbourne View home, also said care homes…

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Valuing People

Nasen created a summary of the new code when it was still a draft which is helpful in providing a comprehensive overview of the new code. ethesis [PDF]