Valuing people with learning disabilities in England1 May 2001
Valuing People is the first Government White Paper on learning disabilities in England for 30 years. It provides a new vision for learning disability services based on the principles of rights, independence, choice and inclusion.
Communicating choice for people who have learning disabilities and high support needs1 March 2001
This update details how staff on the Choice Initiative learned through training and experience to recognise and respond to individual communication.
Citizen advocacy and people with severe learning disabilities1 March 2001
People with a severe or profound learning disability, particularly those who are experiencing problems with communication, are among the most vulnerable to social exclusion, neglect and abuse.
All about autistic spectrum disorders1 January 2001
A booklet primarily written for parents, carers and other family members when a child has been diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder.
Family homes1 January 2001
Using parental property to provide future housing for people with learning disabilities.
Misplaced and forgotten1 January 2001
This report culminates from a large scale survey carried out by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities across the UK which confirmed concerns found in an earlier study about the placement of people with learning disabilities in residential service for older people.
Guide to services for adults with ASD1 January 2001
This guide has been written for those professionals who commission or provide service for adults with autistic spectrum disorders.
The cost of autistic spectrum disorder1 April 2000
Professor Martin Knapp and Krister Jarbrink from the Centre for the Economics of Mental Health (CEMH) were commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, with funding from the Shirley Foundation to carry out an exploratory study of the costs of autistic spectrum disorders.
Building expectations: three years on1 March 2000
In 1996, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities published a report entitles Building Expectations. Three years on, this report has been reviewed to consider to what extent the key recommendations have been taken forward.
Supporting parents who have learning disabilities1 March 2000
In 1999, a conference was held by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities to disseminate the findings of two projects that are working to support parents, and to consider other examples of good practice.