The pandemic has meant constant changes to routine, a situation that can be distressing for autistic children and adults. Mother to three autistic children, Christine McGuinness, opens up to Enable about parenting through a pandemic and the family’s upcoming BBC One documentary.
Carers provide a lifeline for both the people they look after and unpaid carers. This Good CareMonth we celebrate those continually giving back and call for more people in the profession.
Thousands of people with a learning disability and/or autism are in modern-day asylums at risk of increased levels of abuse, despite the UK government making promises to change the system 10-years on from a major hospital abuse scandal.
This World Autism Awareness Week (29 March – 4 April 2021), we speak to one parent about the importance of routine for her autistic children.
Today, Harvey Price has announced that he will be taking up a new role as Ambassador for the UK’s leading learning disability charity, Mencap.
Anyone can experience sleep issues, but for children with a learning disability it can be more common. Charities reveal their top tips to ensure everyone can have a good relationship with sleep.
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.