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DFN Project Search leading the way for young people with hidden...

During UK Disability History Month we hear about Claire Cookson's mission to get 10,000 young people with learning disabilities and autism into work in...

Report highlights impact of school exclusions on pupils

The effects of exclusion School exclusions have left some children at increased risk of harm – with decisions too often taken without efforts to understand...

Yorkshire Dales Youth Hostel to pioneer work placements for youngsters with...

Providing a place for work placements The youth hostel at Hawes in Wensleydale has been sold for £100,000 to a head teacher who plans to...

Opening up communities

Vijay Patel writes about the issues people with learning disabilities face building friendships and relationships

Learning about learning disabilities

We all have a lot to learn about how to support children with learning disabilities, says Jan Tregelles 

Mental health toolkit for adults with learning difficulties

New tools aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of mental health services for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism have been launched by...

Spellathon goes live online

The annual spelling competition organised by learning disability charity Mencap is now live online. Schools are invited to sign up for Spellathon where pupils can...

British Institute of Learning Disabilities gets new Chief Executive

Ann Chivers has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). Previously BILD’s Delivery Services Manager, Ms Chivers...

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