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Dying to Talk.

Professor Roger Stancliffe from the University’s Centre for Disability Research and Policy is leading a new research program, the Dying to Talk project which aims to develop a research-based toolkit to support staff and caregivers to deliver individual information to adults with intellectual disability, and discuss end-of-life planning in everyday contexts. 16 more words


How I wish you would want to know and love him too...

Hi fellow moms!   I’d like to take a moment to introduce my incredible son to you.  He is wonderful.  He is my hearts joy and would be an incredible friend to your child.   851 more words

The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry

The Last Picture Show

by Larry McMurtry

Although this iconic novel by Larry McMurtry is not about disability, it does feature a prominent character with a disability.   364 more words


Make some noise: the grassroots movement of self-advocacy

Sometimes it’s hard to be heard, but what if you make a noise that can’t be ignored? PKN, a Finnish band, made a good deal of noise at the Eurovision Song Contest this year.   1,600 more words

Reflections on Talking Mats training

Dr Phillippa Wiseman is Research Assistant at the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory. In her first blog as a member of the SLDO team Phillippa reflects on the importance of cultivating a participatory research environment through the development of inclusive approaches to communication. 867 more words

Autism: The value of an integrated approach to diagnosis

Original post from Medical News Today


Researchers at Inserm (Inserm Unit 930 “Imaging and Brain”) attached to François-Rabelais University and Tours Regional University Hospital have combined three clinical, neurophysiological and genetic approaches in order to better understand the brain mechanisms that cause… 524 more words


Fragile X proteins involved in proper neuron development

Original post from Medical News Today


Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited intellectual disability and the greatest single genetic contributor to autism… 669 more words