learning disabilities

Training for change

SCLD's catalogue of training courses.

Improving the patient experience: sharing success in mental health and learning disabilities - the King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment programme

This publication celebrates the successes of 47 schemes completed by the 46 NHS Trusts in England who took part in the King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment, a nurse-led environmental improvement programme to improve the environment in which they delivered care. Through the programme, the Department of Health and The King's Fund hoped to raise awareness and understanding among NHS staff about how to bring about practical, value-for-money environmental improvements.

Forgotten Citizens: Today's Forgotten Citizens

This podcast was recorded at the 'Forgotton Citizens' Conference, held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008. Furrah Arshad introduces the work of the organisation Ethnic Enable and its origins. She talks through some of the major issues affecting people with learning disabilities from black and minority ethnic communities in Scotland and also shares her thoughts on how best to make connections with families from black and minority ethnic communities. Tahira Ramzan is a young Asian woman with learning disabilities and she shares her experiences and hopes for her future.

Report on autism (Radio 4 series: You and Yours)

More than half a million people in Britain have autism, and the numbers of diagnosed cases is rising rapidly. Yet we know very little about this puzzling condition. In a month-long series of programmes and features, Radio 4 attempt to separate fact from theory, and to find out what is available to help autistic children and adults, and their families.

Autism in Mind

Autism in Mind (AIM), based in England, provides support and information to parents, carers, young people and families living with autistic spectrum disorder, and aims to make a positive difference to the lives of families living with autism. It has set up several on-line support and information groups for parents and carers to access. The AIM DIET highlights the issues within Diagnosis – Intervention – Education and Training, needed to be addressed by the government.

BBC Radio 4: Stay Up Late - disability

BBC Radio 4 Your and Yours programme about the opportunity for disabled people to socialise. Features Liverpool’s Da Da Festival – the UK’s biggest event for learning disabled people.

National Service Framework for Children - Complex Disability

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.

Forgotten Citizens Conference - Interviews Part 1

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.

Strathclyde Faculty of Education Professorial Lectures - Disability: Sameness and Difference

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.

Aiming high for disabled children

This video was created by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It talks about the needs and priorities the every young people has if disabled or not.