learning disabilities

Stop caging people with autism and learning disabilities, says Robert Buckland

This report (from January 2022) – by Shelley Phelps and Kate Whannel – comes from the BBC. It begins: “Ex-Justice Secretary Sir Robert Buckland is calling for changes to mental health laws to stop people with autism or learning disabilities being…
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Helping People Thrive 2020

This booklet – subtitled “Stories and Lessons in Transforming Care” – has been authored by Alicia Wood, with editing and contributions from Baroness Hollins, David Nuttall, David Towell and Bob Tindall, and design by Henry Iles. The publishers say: “These stories…
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People with autism are being locked away in institutions. A radical change is needed

This article comes from Dr. Sheila Hollins and has been published in The Guardian. It begins: “When people like my son go into crisis there is a high chance they won’t be supported at home – not because they can’t be…
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MPs call for law change to reduce detention of young autistic people

PA Media reports in The Guardian newspaper that: “Mental health legislation must be overhauled to stop the ‘horrific’ and inappropriate detention of young people with autism or learning disabilities, MPs [Members of Parliament] have said. The human rights of many young people are being…
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The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain

This book has been written by Thomas Armstrong. The publishers say : “ADHD, dyslexia, autism: the number of illness categories listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the last fifty years. With so many people affected, it is time to…
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People with learning disabilities over-prescribed psychiatric drugs

A study by Public Health England (July, 2015) found that people with learning disabilities are regularly prescribed psychiatric drugs without a recorded diagnosis. The report’s Executive Summary referred to a prior UK government report – Transforming Care – and noted the…
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