Information for professionals about learning disabilities

This leaflet gives some tips for health professionals who may come across people with learning disabilities.  It may be of interest to parents and carers who support people with learning disabilities to share with professionals.

Jack talks about living with autism

Ambitious About Autism have sent over their latest newsletter, which includes a detailed account of life with autism written by Jack. “I have always thought about autism as being a different language to English“  

It undoubtedly helped me get a place

Mary, one of our volunteers, wanted to improve her CV and university application and came to Friends for Leisure to see volunteering with us would help. She has said recently, “I applied for university and in my application I mentioned FFL- I was questioned a lot about this in interview and it undoubtedly helped me get a place […]

My son Isaac blog

Matt Davis is a Parent Patron of Ambitious About Autism.  His son Isaac, was diagnosed with high-functioning autism just after his third birthday.  Matt writes an occasional blog about living with Isaac.  From the website, “This blog will try to be truthful. There will be painful episodes. That are tinged with regret and envy, frustration and […]

Guides for GP practices to make them more welcoming

Contact a Family have issued two guides to GP practices to help increase their understanding of the specialist services that disabled children access and to make their practices more welcoming for them. The guides were developed following a national survey carried out by Contact a Family that revealed over three quarters of parents with disabled […]