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Winners and losers

01 October 2008

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

I saw the comic Laurence Clarke do a routine once about his least favourite word. As a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy Laurence has unique stage presence: he...

Get streetwise

01 December 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

YOU KNOW how it is. You sit at your computer waiting ages for an online learning disability soap opera to appear, then two come along at once. Haddon Street left the...

Disability on the box

01 March 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

FOR FANS of disability on the box the end of 2009 brought a glut of goodies. James Partridge of the Changing Faces charity got to read the Five News lunchtime...

Viewpoint

01 March 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

YOU SAY you want a revolution well, you know, we all want to change the world. In my quieter moments I can remember as a student thinking I could single-handedly...

Fake plastic trees

01 July 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the dissemination of research can be a filthy, dirty business. Nevertheless, someone has to do it. And whether this be in...

Inside i’m dancing director: Damien O’Donnell certificate 15; 104 minutes

01 November 2004

Learning Disability Practice

Resources

There is, in case you hadn’t noticed, a problem with the representation of disability and impairment. Joe Public doesn’t often get to meet disability face on and is...

Out of order

01 September 2005

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) were unveiled by the English and Welsh governments in 1999. The police and local authorities can apply for an ASBO if they feel...

A strange world – autism, asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS

01 September 2005

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

This comprehensive volume will be a useful reference source for those whose professional interest brings them into contact with this fascinating topic. The author...

What’s happening? Foundation for people with learning disabilities - DVD

01 September 2006

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

Stepping out from behind the mixing desk the DJ/producer Mylo introduces this DVD, citing a younger brother as his ticket to an understanding of learning disability....

Lights, camera, reaction…

01 November 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Opinion

LABELLING AND stereotyping. We have all done it and, likewise, we have all been labelled and stereotyped on the flimsiest pretext. Something similar happens to...