Bombay high court orders state government to set up centers for children with learning disabilities

Mumbai, India — The Bombay high court in India ordered Wednesday that the state government should set up centers for children with learning disabilities in each of its districts. Learning disability is among 12 of those added to the list of disabilities by the Union Ministry of Social Justice through a bill in the Rajya […]

More than 30,000 people with autism and learning disabilities being wrongly prescribed with dangerous drugs

UK – The Telegraph reported last week that over 30,000 people who are diagnosed with autism and or a learning disability are being prescribed dangerous medication which act as a “chemical cosh”. Research has found that thousands of individuals with autism and learning disabilities, including both adults and children, are being prescribed anti psychotic and anti depressive […]

Man with autism becomes UK’s first mayor with a learning difference

Selby, England – Gavin Harding has been appointed mayor for Selby, a town in North Yorkshire. He is the first mayor in the UK to have a learning difference. Harding has served as deputy mayor and had started his second term as a Labour town councilor when his votes for mayor increased 590-1,039. A fellow […]

Bring Chris Home campaign – young man with severe autism in hospital subjected to ‘institutional abuse’

Bring Chris Home – is a national campaign set up by Lynne McCarrick, the mother of Chris, a young man with severe autism and learning disabilities who has been placed into the care of Calderstones NHS Trust, miles away from his family home. He has been detained in the treatment and assessment unit for more […]

The Music Man Project presents – Music is Magic at the London Palladium w/video

The Music Man Project – Present their show, Music is Magic, which will be performed at the world famous London Palladium on Sunday June 21, 2015. The production will also feature their new original musical, From the Asylum to the Palladium. The Music Man Project aims to change the perception that the general public have towards […]

Press Release – Children with an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder

QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA, March 24, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Today the Québec Ombudsman released an investigation report on its findings and recommendations concerning the health services and social services provided to children with an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder. In the Québec Ombudsman’s opinion, these children must have access to the required services in response to […]