Children and young people
An Ordinary Life1 August 2011
An information leaflet about the An Ordinary Life project, a new three year project run by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities that aims to imrpove the quality of life and care for children dependant on medical technology.
New ground breaking Self-Management course for young people in Cardiff21 July 2011,
Young people are often worried about the stigma attached to mental health issues and we hope that being with other people their own age will help them feel more comfortable to talk about their experience.
An Ordinary Life20 May 2011,
Many children and young people dependent on medical technology are unable to do ordinary things like going to the local leisure centre or visiting friends or family.
Transition seminar and launch of new online resources for teachers5 May 2011,
The resource is aimed at those working with young people with learning disabilities in the education system and aims to provide a one stop shop of information, resources and up to date research.
The first Independent Specialist Care awards17 March 2011,
If young people are not assessed properly and their needs not identified and met, they can fall through the net at mainstream schools and miss out on the support that they need to develop.
Children and young people leaflet1 November 2006
A leaflet about the Foundation's work with children and young people.
Services for children & adolescents with learning disabilities and mental health problems1 October 2005
This summary is taken from a report commissioned by the Foundation to look at ways of improving access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for children and young people with learning disabilities who also have mental health problems.
Making us count report1 April 2005
This report has been written with care managers, senior service managers, commissioners of services and interested practitioners in mind. It aims to explore the issues of mental health needs as understood by young people themselves and their family carers.
Developing Connexions1 July 2004
This report presents the findings of a project evaluating the support offered by the new Connexions Service to young people with learning difficulties, physical and visual impairments, deaf people, autistic spectrum disorder or those experiencing mental health problems.
Meeting the mental health needs of young people with learning disabilities1 June 2002
This update examines how recent Government policies may influence the diagnosis, treatment and care of young people with learning disabilities aged 13 to 25 who have mental health problems.