Why learning disability and autism training should be mandatory
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Why learning disability and autism training should be mandatory

Paula McGowan Mother of Oliver McGowan and an activist and charity ambassador

My son’s death exposed gaps in clinicians’ knowledge, which is why I have campaigned for compulsory autism training

From the moment Oliver was born a month prematurely, we knew he was special. There was something about him that drew people to him even as a baby, and this magnetism lasted throughout his life.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 3, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.3.11.s5

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