The Department of Health and Social Care today (13 January) published its response to the Mental Health Act White Paper.
This week (9 to 15 November) marks Learning Disability at Work Week, calling on employers to think differently about who they hire.
Over 11,000 people have signed an open letter to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, calling on him to use his upcoming Spending Review to protect autistic people.
Figures reveal that reports of violent disability hate crime continue to rise across England and Wales, with only one in 62 cases charged by police.
Five years after popular children’s show Sesame Street put its focus on autism, research suggests the show’s materials are helping to change attitudes.
A group of interns from Engage to Change DFN Project SEARCH have donated funds to support the North Wales NHS COVID-19 Response Fund.
Constant change to routines and government rules have created a challenging environment for autistic people, what adaptations have to be made?
The National Autistic Society Scotland is calling on schools to provide all autistic children with a personalised transition plan to help with their return to school.
Ninety autistic young people from across London and their families will benefit from new technology thanks to a grant from the London Freemasons.
A new illustrated online story has been released by Ambitious About Autism, highlighting the impact coronavirus is causing for autistic children and their families.
The creative arts have always been a haven for inclusivity and celebrating diversity – and autism has played an increasingly high-profile role in TV dramas in the UK and across the pond. But can our television sets ever accurately depict life as an autistic person?
In 2019, we shone a spotlight on the definition of autism under the Mental Health Act. Defined as a mental disorder under the act, many autistic people have faced detention and inappropriate care. We return to the issue, to uncover what has progressed in the last 12 months.
Today (30 March) is the start of World Autism Week, where autistic people and charities come together to raise awareness of autism and how we can all work together to support the autistic community.
The festive season can come with the risk of sensory overload for family members who are autistic or have conditions like ADHD. Planning and preparation can ensure that everyone has a merry Christmas.
The UK Government has announced that every inpatient with a learning disability or autism in a mental health hospital is to have their case reviewed over the next 12 months.