learning disabilities

The Autism Education Trust (AET), launched in November 2007, continues to be funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It is a collaboration between The National Autistic Society, TreeHouse and The Council for Disabled Children, and others working in the autism field in England.

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.

Autism Initiatives UK is a charitable organisation established in 1972, providing support for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families in locations throughout the north of England, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland. It exists to enable persons with ASD "to be fully included, participating members of their community through advocacy, public awareness and education."

Leaflet containing information on the possible learning diffficulties which can be seen in children who have hydrocephalus as a result of spina bifida.

N.B. This resource is no longer available.

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.

Report of the Bradley Inquiry into the extent to which offenders with mental health problems or learning disabilities in England could be diverted from prison to other services and the obstacles to such diversion. The report makes recommendations on the organisation of effective court liaison and diversion arrangements and the services required to support them.

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters. DPN provides information, advice and peer support to disabled parents, their families and supporters.

Scottish Government publication giving a provisional statistical breakdown of care homes for adults in Scotland for the period up to 31 March 2008.

Report commissioned as part of the Valuing People Now delivery plan that highlights the most important parts of planning and delivering support for people with the most complex needs.