Family homes1 January 2001
Using parental property to provide future housing for people with learning disabilities.
Misplaced and forgotten1 January 2001
This report culminates from a large scale survey carried out by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities across the UK which confirmed concerns found in an earlier study about the placement of people with learning disabilities in residential service for older people.
Guide to services for adults with ASD1 January 2001
This guide has been written for those professionals who commission or provide service for adults with autistic spectrum disorders.
The cost of autistic spectrum disorder1 April 2000
Professor Martin Knapp and Krister Jarbrink from the Centre for the Economics of Mental Health (CEMH) were commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, with funding from the Shirley Foundation to carry out an exploratory study of the costs of autistic spectrum disorders.
Building expectations: three years on1 March 2000
In 1996, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities published a report entitles Building Expectations. Three years on, this report has been reviewed to consider to what extent the key recommendations have been taken forward.
Supporting parents who have learning disabilities1 March 2000
In 1999, a conference was held by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities to disseminate the findings of two projects that are working to support parents, and to consider other examples of good practice.
Leaving home, moving on1 January 2000
If you are the parent of a teenager or adult with a learning disability who is living at home with you, this booklet is intended for you. It is written to help you understand the different ways in which housing and support can be provided when you start planning with your son and daughter about leaving home.
Employment for people with learning disabilities who have high support needs1 January 2000
Few people with learning disabilities and high support needs have benefitted from the development of supported employment over the last two decades. One project that has addressed this issue is the Step Out project at L'Arche in Liverpool.
Choice for people with learning disabilities and high support needs1 January 2000
The Choice Initiative, a programme of five innovative projects, explored how people with severe, profound and multiple learning disabilities, can express choices and take more control over their own lives.
Fragile-X syndrome1 January 1999
Fragile-X syndrome is a genetic disorder linked to the X chromosome. It affects approximately 1 per 3,000 males and 1 per 6,000 females.