ACE Committee self-advocates from Scotland recorded a video about their work: how they work together, what campaigns they do. The video was recorded to contribute to Hear our Voices self-advocacy conference.
Inclusion Europe's President Jyrki Pinomaa went to Manchester to meet with Learning Disability England and attend their conference. His thoughts and impressions about the organisation were very positive.
It was with sadness and shock, but not surprise, that we learned about the abuses (including physical violence and mental torture) that persons with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and persons with autism were subjected to at the Whorton Hall specialist hospital in the United Kingdom.
In Market Drayton, a village in north Shropshire, England, special accommodation has been developed for people with intellectual disabilities. The newly constructed facilities are specifically meant to bring back adults with intellectual disabilities who are currently living outside of their home county, in order for them to live closer to their families and friends.
Gavin Harding was chosen as the very first mayor with intellectual disabilities in the United Kingdom, The Guardian reported. He will carry out his mandate in the town of Selby, a community in North Yorkshire where 14,350 people reside.