Making accommodations for learning disabilities

  NEDERLAND— Preparing for the beginning of a new school year can often feel like an obstacle course.   Successfully registering for the correct campus, obtaining any required vaccinations, shopping for clothes, shoes and supplies, and playing Tetris to squeeze and arrange all those supplies into the school-approved backpack all seem easy compared to the… Read More Making accommodations for learning disabilities

Posters unveiled in Orpington aim to show people with learning disabilities are just like those without

A group of young people living with learning disabilities have created a poster campaign to show they would like to be treated equally.The posters will be displayed at the Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington and were officially unveiled there last week in an event attended by Jo Johnson MP.The group are led by 26-year-old Holly Pace… Read More Posters unveiled in Orpington aim to show people with learning disabilities are just like those without

Seitz on Ken Burns’s Documentary The Address: A Surprisingly Non-Burnsian Look at Learning Disabilities

Ken Burns’s The Address (PBS, 9 p.m. tonight) is just unusual enough that I wish it were better, but it’s still so unusual — peculiar, even — that I’m recommending it. The advertising imagery suggests it’s a film about the meaning of the Gettysburg Address, a 272-word passage in American politics that’s arguably the piece… Read More Seitz on Ken Burns’s Documentary The Address: A Surprisingly Non-Burnsian Look at Learning Disabilities

Bowel cancer: Screening those with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population as they are more likely to be living in poverty with poor housing conditions, unemployed, socially isolated and suffer from discrimination. Also, limited communication skills may reduce their ability to convey identified health needs effectively and so their carers, either paid or unpaid, play… Read More Bowel cancer: Screening those with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities need to be empowered to fight their cause

Imagine a feminist movement dominated by men; a black civil rights group staffed mostly by white people. This is how representatives from Change, a human rights charity run by and for learning disabled people, describe the challenge they face.People with learning disabilities have a lot to campaign for. Many parents with diagnosed learning disabilities have… Read More People with learning disabilities need to be empowered to fight their cause