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Learning Disability Today
Magazine for professionals working with people with learning disabilities
Magazine for professionals working with people with learning disabilities

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The winners of the Learning Disability Today Champion Awards were announced at the Learning Disability Today conference and exhibition last week, celebrating some of the people who have made a positive difference to the sector in the past 15 years.

Long waiting times for a diagnosis of autism – up to 9 years – are pushing families into crisis and the government needs to take urgent action to address this, the National Autistic Society (NAS) has said.

The number of people with learning disabilities in paid employment known to English councils has fallen from 7.1% in 2012 to just 6% in 2015, according to the British Association for Supported Employment.

Parents of people with a learning disability are so anxious about the future that many hope their sons or daughters will die before they do, according to a report.

A woman from the West Midlands who has learning disabilities has lost six stone thanks to a combination of healthier eating habits along with a bespoke gym programme.

The issue of low levels of employment for people with learning disabilities and/or autism is being highlighted at the Labour and Conservative party conferences by disability charity United Response.

The number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications has increased tenfold in the past year, official statistics show.

A series of crime prevention booklets – created by a man with learning disabilities – have been launched in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Big budget films Pixels, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Inside Out are among October’s Autism Friendly Films line-up, service provider Dimensions has announced.

Health service organisations in England are to receive resources and guidance designed to help them to recruit more people with learning disabilities.
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