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“A massive international study has started to unpick the ‘fine details’ of why some people develop autism,” BBC News reports.
Recent research by Mencap has found nearly half of NHS hospitals in England do not have a learning disability liaison nurse in place.
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Individuals with learning disabilities are becoming more independent, but at the same time, they are getting fatter.
“Broccoli chemical may improve autism symptoms,” The Daily Telegraph reports. A small study suggests sulforaphane, a chemical that gives broccoli its distinctive taste, may help improve some of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Kieran was disappointed with his first community placement, but on reflection he realised that the aspects he had seen as “bad” were valuable learning opportunities
Student nurse, Catherine, found healthcare professionals gave mixed reactions to her dyslexia diagnosis
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The Mail Online suggests there could be a “cure” for Down’s syndrome, saying that scientists have “discovered a way to reverse the learning difficulties caused by the condition”.