learning disabilities

Autism: telling a story through video

Details in a step by step format how IRISS helped Liam, a 20-year old with autism, create a video CV in order to demonstrate how someone with autism might better present their skills.

The relational basis of empowerment

Publication that begins by considering the causes of the human tragedy of the abuse and oppression of people with disabilities - especially people with intellectual disabilities. It uses the Winterbourne View scandal as its starting point.

Statistics release: adults with learning disabilities implementation of 'The same as you?' Scotland 2008

The purpose of this Statistics Release is to present the sixth set of national figures for services provided by local authorities in Scotland for adults with learning disabilities. The publication is a result of The same as you? review of services for people with learning disabilities, published in May 2000. Its 29 recommendations for developing learning disability services set out a programme for change over 10 years.

eSAY statistics release: adults with learning disabilities (2009)

This Statistics Release provides the seventh set of national figures on adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. The document has been produced by the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability on behalf of the Scottish Government using information collected through local authorities. Published August 2010.

Statistics release: adults with learning disabilities: implementation of ‘The same as you?’ Scotland 2010

This Statistics Release provides national figures supplied by local authorities in Scotland for adults with learning disabilities.
The statistics in this publication are a result of ‘The same as you?’ review of services for people with learning disabilities, published in May 2000.2 The review proposed 29 recommendations for developing learning disability services and set out a programme for change over 10 years.

Statistics release: adults with learning disabilities: implementation of ‘The same as you?’ Scotland 2011

This is the report that was written about all of the information collected by the local authorities in the 2011 collection. Please note that the 2011 release has been updated in 2013; previous versions of the main report which appeared on this page should no longer be used. Changes have been made to Table 16 (page 36), but totals and percentages have not been affected. Annexes A and B remain unchanged. This includes the national and local authority annex tables.

Statistics release: Adults with learning disabilities known to Scottish local authorities 2012 (eSAY)

This statistics release publishes information on adults with learning disabilities known to Scottish local authorities. This data collection and publication is sometimes referred to as ‘eSAY’ which stands for ‘electronic Same as You’, referring to the role of these statistics in monitoring the implementation of ‘The same of you?’. Please see the background section for more information on the current policy context, including the Scottish Government’s new learning disability strategy ‘The keys to life’.

People with learning disability and mental health, behavioural or forensic problems: the role of in-patient services

Report that sets out the different types of specialist in-patient services that are currently provided, and describes the sort of difficult and challenging circumstances in which such services can be an appropriate intervention for a person with intellectual disability.

These are always serious and challenging problems, where there are major risks to the person themselves and other people, so serious that compulsory treatment under the Mental Health Act is often required. As such, in-patient services can form an essential component of an overall integrated care pathway.

Something in the pause (audio recording)

The idea behind this story was to find a way to describe an arts project that involved an artist, an informatics specialist and a man with a liking for music. The man in question had a learning disability, a sight impairment and physical disability, which meant he was reliant on others choosing what he listened to. Artist Steve Hollingsworth began creating a sound system which could be operated with one simple hand movement, enabling the man to select what he felt like listening to from a library of sounds. 

Keys to life: improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities

The new learning disability strategy in Scotland, following on from, and building on the principles and successes of The same as you?, the original review of service for people with a learning disability, published in 2000.