Outstanding specialist team and special schools win coveted special educational needs and disabilities award

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11 November 2019
Source: SeeAbility

An eye care project representing a partnership between 7 special schools and the UK charity SeeAbility, has won Nasen’s 2019 Provision of the Year Award. The Nasen Awards aim to recognise and share best practice which benefits children and young people with special and additional educational needs and disabilities (SEND), especially projects which ensure children and young people with SEND

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Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland

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25 October 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Butchart, Maggie & Colahan, Craig. (2019). Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 32. 10.1111/jar.12588. Abstract Background Evidence suggests that people with learning disabilities are less likely to have an up‐to‐date eye examination as sight loss is characteristically underdiagnosed in people with complex needs. Method A

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SeeAbility: To celebrate World Sight Day 2019, and our 220th birthday year, we have released a report on our successful campaign for eye care in special schools.

11 October 2019

NHS England has now committed to rolling out a new national programme of eye care in all special schools in England from 2020, so the report A Change in Sight, looks back at our work in 11 special schools since 2013. Over that time we have: • Delivered over 3500 sight tests • Dispensed over 1700 pairs of glasses •

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RNIB Scotland, Down’s Syndrome Scotland, LEAD Scotland, National Deaf Children’s Society, Scottish Autism, ENABLE Scotland and The Alliance.

12 September 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

A coalition of disability charities is urging all 32 Scottish local authorities to maintain vital funding for children and young people with additional support needs (ASN). The children and young people concerned, an estimated 199,000 in total, include those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in mainstream education, as well as those with health conditions. In a letter to council

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SeeAbility and Beyond Words: New picture book will promote better eye health for people with learning disabilities

3 September 2019
Source: SeeAbility and Beyond Words

Adults with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have serious sight problems than other people, yet research shows that 50% of adults with learning disabilities haven’t had a sight test for at least two years. Most will need extra support to recognise and report changes in their vision, and also to access the eye care services to which

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AOP: Moorfields Eye Hospital Creating Lifechanging Jobs For Young People With Learning Disabilities in London

27 August 2019
Source: AOP

An innovative partnership is transforming the lives of young people with learning disabilities in London. A partnership between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and DFN Project SEARCH which aims to help young people with learning disabilities find full-time employment has seen its first students graduate. The London-based hospital began working with the project in September last year by providing

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Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee minutes 2019

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5 July 2019
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Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee minutes 2019 11 April 2019 

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Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee 2019

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27 June 2019
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee 2019: 4 July 2019 13 November 2019

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Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland

3 June 2019

Maggie Butchart and Craig Colahan Background: Evidence suggests that people with learning disabilities are less likely to have an up‐to‐date eye examination as sight loss is characteristically underdiagnosed in people with complex needs. Method A retrospective study of records from 576 Service Users of RNIB UK Vision, learning disability and Complex Needs Services was carried out. Results The record review

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Morocco – welcome to the adventure of a lifetime with SeeAbility!

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13 May 2019
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As part of their 220th birthday celebrations, this October SeeAbility is partnering with the award-winning company Traveleyes to raise funds for the charity’s vital eye care work. They’re joining forces on a trek to Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak – offering both visually impaired and sighted adventurers a unique and rewarding challenge where everyone gets to experience the world from a new

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