In the headlines

What’s going on in the news today…

Scottish Government and Capability Scotland launch ‘common-sense’ guide for those working with disabled children and yound people (Capability Scotland)
An insightful article on a guide launching today dealing with misunderstandings related to the moving and handling of disabled children. The guide can be downloaded on the website.

Why disabled history should be on the school curriculum (Guardian)
This interesting article suggests that teaching children how disabled people were treated in the past could reduced discrimination.

Disabled writers gave me faith in words (Guardian)
How the Arts can provide confidence and well-being for people in a society that was keeping them in the background.

Atos assessor ‘forced to judge disabled fit for work’ (Independent)
More shocking claims about the organisation behind the work capability assessment.

Scheme helps children with special needs develop social skills (Guardian)
Information on the ‘Buddies’ programme which helps youngsters with disabilities progress in all aspects of life.


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