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Government plans to “refresh” England’s autism strategy will do nothing to address its “fundamental flaws”, according to autistic rights campaigners. The Liberal Democrat care services minister Norman Lamb launched Think Autism, the “refreshed” strategy for adults with autism, at Saracens rugby club in north London this week, but activists are angry that he announced
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Thousands of disabled people should now receive regular reviews to ensure that they are not being deprived of their liberty by health or social care professionals, thanks to two keenly-anticipated Supreme Court decisions. The court found unanimously that a 39-year-old disabled man – known as P for legal reasons – had been deprived of
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Government delays in deciding the future of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) are causing “undue distress” to thousands of disabled people who rely on it to live independently, according to a leading disabled people’s organisation. Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) called today (13 February) for the government to clarify its position on
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Some of the myths around disability and dating have been punctured by a new report from a group of young disabled campaigners. Members of the Trailblazers network set out to provide a balanced, honest account of what it is like to be disabled and single, in a relationship, or married. But they also wanted
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