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Planet Rachael: schools need training to support pupils on the autistic spectrum

Ignorance could damage our children, says Wendy Johnson

Illustration of a woman shining a torch inside a man's head. Communication is not always verbal but can be expressed by behaviour. Picture: iStock

'I saw your behaviour as a form of communication'

An experience with a violent patient taught Hazel Molyneux why forming a rapport is vital

Picture shows the view from inside the sensory room at Watford FC for people with learning disabilities and autism

Watford FC opens its arms to people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities can feel a sense of connection by going to football matches, especially at clubs that welcome them creatively

Transition from child to adult care for someone with severe learning disabilities

Learning disability nurses should appreciate the hurdles some parents have to negotiate

Learning disabilities

Planet Rachael: Time to debunk assumptions about learning disability and sexual health

Healthcare professionals should provide good quality care for all servicer users

Austerity’s shameful effects on people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities being adversely affected by austerity is a source of shame

Editorial

Image show campaigner Paula McGowan speaking at a conference with an image of her son Oliver behind her

Compulsory learning disability training for all NHS staff is long overdue

Government announces £1.4 million scheme in England thanks to campaign by one brave mother

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Nursing associate trainee Abbie Rix (left), with patient experience group member Abul Kasem Picture: Barney Newman

Can nursing associates solve our staffing crisis?

Learning disability nurses have disappeared from the register at an alarming rate

Learning Disability Nursing category winners of the 2019 RCNi Nurse Awards

Learning disability nurse shortages: Now is the time to act on the evidence

RCNi Nurse Awards show the great work done by LD nurses, but staff shortages are critical

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Have your say on proposals for mandatory learning disability and autism staff training

A consultation offers a chance to affect the experience of people with learning disabilities

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Look back, but look forward

With 100 years of learning disability nursing behind us, what is next?

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Jim Blair

General hospitals need to be more welcoming for people who have learning disabilities

The notion that hospitals are unfavourable for service users was echoed by many nurses during the course of this year’s Learning Disability Practice conference

Reviews

job coaches for adults with disabilities

Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide

Nicky Genders looks at a book focusing on the role of a job coach for people with LD

Moulster and Griffiths

Book review: The Moulster and Griffiths Learning Disability Nursing Model

Michael Brown looks at a book focusing specifically on learning disability nursing models

Girls and Autism

Book review: Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

A new book focusing on girls and women on the autism spectrum

Book review: Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism

Lynne Marsh reviews a book arguing that vaccines save lives and do not cause autism

Childhood obesity

Book review: Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

Community nursing reference guide on nutrition and childhood obesity

Census

Book review: Census

Novel about a dying man on a road trip with his son who has a learning disability

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