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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.
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/learning-disability-today-champion-awards-winners-announced.aspx

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.
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/families-demand-action-on-waiting-times-for-autism-diagnosis.aspx

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.
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/number-of-people-with-learning-disabilities-in-paid-employment-falls-to-just-6percent.aspx

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. 
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/i-hope-my-son-or-daughter-dies-before-us-say-worried-parents-of-people-with-learning-disabilities.aspx

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. 
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/west-midlands-woman-with-learning-disabilities-loses-six-stone-and-eliminates-insulin-dependence-thanks-to-life-overhaul.aspx

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.
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/charity-speaks-out-on-learning-disability-employment-issues-at-party-conferences.aspx

The number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications has increased tenfold in the past year, official statistics show.
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/tenfold-increase-in-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-applications-in-past-year.aspx

A series of crime prevention booklets – created by a man with learning disabilities – have been launched in Stratford-upon-Avon.
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/new-crime-prevention-booklets-launched-to-help-people-with-learning-disabilities-stay-safe.aspx

Big budget films Pixels, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Inside Out are among October’s Autism Friendly Films line-up, service provider Dimensions has announced.
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/pixels-hotel-transylvania-2-and-inside-out-among-octobers-autism-friendly-films.aspx

Health service organisations in England are to receive resources and guidance designed to help them to recruit more people with learning disabilities.
https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/guidance-launched-to-help-health-service-organisations-recruit-more-people-with-learning-disabilities.aspx
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