Mencap offers support to UK family members with learning disabilities like autism

  John and Andrew are twins with autism who live in the United Kingdom. They both also suffer from learning difficulties and mental health issues, which make their daily lives challenging. Their father took early retirement to help with their care. When he passed away from cancer, their mother was overwhelmed, until she contacted Mencap. […]

Charities say the changes to the Special Needs Education System are beng implemented too quickly

Special Educational Needs, UK – From September special needs statements will be replaced by education, health and care plans (EHC) which aim to give holistic support. Mark Lever of the National Autistic Society told the BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that he was concerned how families would challenge decisions about support for their children. “Too […]