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Profitable Retardation of the Autistic ? Learning Difficulty conflated to Disability.

Autism, despite its  vague, non pathological definition.

And, dodgy, uncontested, ever earlier, diagnoses.

Is the UK’s most costly medical condition.


Why ?

Because, autism, can, and is, being made, the ultimate cash cow. 715 more words

Court's power to get an expert report for free

Don’t get too excited, this power only works in Court of Protection cases. But it is still pretty cool.  

Re RS 2015


In this case, there was an application for authorisation of  a deprivation of liberty.  2,072 more words

Case Law

Care proceedings can be retrospectively validated

Readers might remember the recent case where the President looked at a set of care proceedings where it had not been known at the time that the mother lacked capacity, and the outcome was that the orders were effectively overturned and the proceedings re-wound to the beginning. 1,837 more words

Case Law

RCN publish easy to read pain information

The Royal College of Nursing has recently published some easy read information on pain and pain control.

People with learning disabilities have been engaged in the development of the information through the… 21 more words

Learning Disability

Not being allowed to see an expert report

I’ve read this case half-a-dozen times now, and I still don’t entirely get it.

NCC v AH and DH 2015


Dramatis personae

NCC is the Local Authority.   3,185 more words

Case Law

Reasonable Adjustments Conference Report & Presentations - 17th June 2015

This year’s Conference was based on how we can all implement reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in our work. The conference participants and the Community of Practice team found each of the presentations insightful, interesting and thought provoking. 280 more words

Video-recording (life and death)

We’ve been having a lively debate about whether or not parents should be able to record their interactions with professionals, and there’s a piece over at the Guardian about it  … 1,233 more words

Case Law