‘Embarrassing shambles’ as Care Workers & NHS excluded from new immigration rules

Care home staff will be excluded from the government’s post-Brexit fast-track visa system for health workers, the government has confirmed, which has been labelled an ‘embarrassing shambles’. The 130-page paper, which was published by the Home Office on Monday, also sets out the stringent English-language conditions for overseas nationals from both EU and non-EU countries […]

Finding new hope with Supported Independent Living

HAPPY PLACE: Yvonne with Challenge SIL supervisor Dianne Sharpe. Supported Independent Living has given Yvonne a new lease on life, with great housemates, a supportive community around her and compassionate, empathic staff that she loves. After more than three decades spent in various rehabilitation facilities throughout her life, Yvonne had expected to move into an […]

Dalhousie law school houses the first International Restorative Justice lab

Lab aims to transform the justice system, safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of Canadians The Restorative Research, Innovation and Education Lab (RRIELab), described by the school as the first ever international lab to concentrate on restorative justice, is located at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law. Dalhousie University, supported by the Donald R. Sobey Foundation, […]

Coventry band The Notables raising funds to survive lockdown

This money will help the group get back to the position where they can give back to the community A Coventry band that supports people with learning disabilities has launched a fundraiser to ensure they can survive lockdown. The Notables are a vital community group in Coventry, but have had their operations put on hold […]

How the autistic population could solve the tech industry’s biggest challenge

The neurodiverse population might not only help fill the skills gap, but bring a raft of unprecedented benefits – and big names like SAP and IBM are already taking note While technology is transforming the way we work at what feels like an ever increasing pace, there’s one seemingly intractable problem holding it back: the […]

E-learning platform for autistic children launched

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday launched an E-learning platform targeting parents and caregivers of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The platform has been launched in partnership with the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Child Development and Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre, Qatar Foundation, Al Shafallah Centre for Persons with Disabilities and Qatar […]

Autistic Kids – The Difference Between Arguing and Seeking Understanding

After spending a significant amount of time with Autistic students over the past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to learn things about them I’d have never known otherwise. One of the things I’ve learned is… they can’t all be lumped into one category! They’re unique individuals whose interests, abilities, and personalities are as varied […]