Woman wins battle over birthday visit to grown-up autistic son

July 31, 2017 admin 0

A woman has won a fight with social services staff over a birthday visit to her grown-up autistic son during the latest stage of record-breaking […]

What happens to my disabled son when I die?

July 25, 2017 admin 0

What happens to my disabled son when I die? Mark Neary has a recurring nightmare. He dreams that six months after his own death, his […]

Study: People with Learning Disabilities More Likely to Attempt Suicide

July 20, 2017 admin 0

A large Canadian study found that people with learning disabilities — particularly women — had a much higher rate of suicidal behavior than did the […]

Theresa May urged to appoint learning disability commissioner

July 11, 2017 admin 0

The “shocking” case of a man with learning disabilities and terminal cancer has led to a call for the prime minister to appoint a commissioner […]

Assistants admit failing to care for disabled teen

July 6, 2017 admin 0

Two teaching assistants have pleaded guilty to failing to take care of a disabled teenager who got into difficulty while swimming. Marilyn Smith and Eileen […]

Learning disability students ‘need more living skills help

June 17, 2017 admin 0

Colleges must do more to phrepare young people with learning disabilities for independent living, education inspection body Estyn has said. A report found only a […]

Selkirk men jailed after robbing disabled pensioner on bus

June 13, 2017 admin 0

TWO desperate drug addicts who robbed a disabled pensioner on a bus of a wallet containing £200 and his bus pass have received jail sentences. […]