Letter announcing the launch of 'Valuing People Now', a three-year cross-government strategy for people with learning disabilities accompanied by a delivery plan.
This booklet has been written primarily for parents, carers and other family members when a child has been diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder. It will also be of interest to those who are professionally involved, such as teachers, GPs, speech and language therapists and health visitors. This booklet gives information on some of the most common questions, suggests further publications and gives the addresses of useful organisations.
This document was published as part of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Children and Maternity Services document. This case studies is an exemplar of a child with complex disability.
This research briefing was published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence in February 2005. A SCIE research briefing is a summary of information on a particular topic to update practice at the health and social care interface. The topic of this briefing is parents with intellectual or learning disabilities and the support they may need to help them as parents.
This video is taken from the 'Forgotten Citizens' Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008, and represents a group of interviews based on what people thought of the conference.
The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This newsletter provides an update on the progress of the SIAA. Points of interest include information about independent advocacy and working with the legal profession; general hospital care for people with learning disabilities; training information; leaflets about health rights, and details of a report into access to banking services by people with learning disabilities.
Annual review detailing the challenges faced by the social care sector over the past year, and highlights the issues and possible improvements to services.
This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 3 - Building Better Childhoods, Responding to Need. Dr George Head, Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow talks about better understanding and education while children learn.
This podcast is taken from the 'Strathclyde Faculty of Education Professorial Lectures' held in Glasgow on the 18th November 2008. Professor Kirsten Stalker, Strathclyde University talks about disability and learning disabilities.
This resource - Getting it right together on learning disabilities, has been written for all pre-registration nursing students in Scotland. It comprises five units of study that will support something in the order of 12 to 15 hours of directed and, or, facilitated learning on a range of issues that relate to learning disabilities. Unit 2 examines the causes and manifestations of learning disabilities.