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Overview-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contents Overview Advice for travellers Common questions   COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. These pages are for the public. There is coronavirus...
A WINNING scheme to make football more accessible to supporters with autism kicks-off in the Capital at the weekend. The A-team project has been devised by Scottish Professional Football League bosses to  enable many families to attend matches for the...
Autism is a diverse disease that causes a range of symptoms, from repetitive behaviors to extreme sensitivity to noise. This week, two separate research teams are shedding light on two different proteins that seem to play a role in causing some autism...
Simon Stevens announced that a new taskforce will be provided to make improvements in services for  children and young people with mental illnesses, autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. The new programme will concentrate on boosting...
The Winchester-based theatre company, which aims to transform the lives of people with learning disabilities through drama, dance, singing and film, commissioned Michelle Collard – an independent researcher and postgraduate student at the University of...
A pioneering sports challenge designed for people with learning disabilities has launched in Leicester. The Round the World Challenge, launched by Mencap, Sport England and The National Lottery, was created to tackle exclusion, isolation and to get...
Mencap and Sport England are launching their pioneering sports programme, Round the World Challenge in East Cornwall this month. The programme will support 150 people with a learning disability and tackles social isolation and exclusion by supporting...
A project is helping people with disabilities enjoy nights out. Gig Buddies in Bridlington pairs up people with learning disabilities with a social partner to help overcome isolation. David Jones and Dan Porter have a regular night out once a fortnight...
Northumbria University is aiming to develop a new screening tool, for Autism Spectrum Disorder; this will hopefully improve the diagnostic process and make it easier than it is today. Previously we have interviewed people about their experiences and have...
This is a great opportunity to take part in university research investigating social networks and well-being in older adults.