My experience relates to my daughter Shannon- Shannon has Down Syndrome and her experience highlights the difficulties children with special needs have in getting the opportunity to develop and contribute to society.
For those who have campaigned for modern capacity law through the years, there was an important milestone recently. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 progressed through select committee stage – which is the third stage in a five-stage process of making law. Stages 4 and 5, called report and final stage respectively, are normally seen as procedural and there is genuine optimism that the end of the road is in sight.
Thundercut Alley – a busy, vibrant blog dealing with self-advocacy, education and intellectual disability
Reading Frontline, it seems to me that it is doing exactly the kind of work that I do, which is to get the views of people with Intellectual Disability out into the public domain wherever possible.