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
Source: Vision UK

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, 4 July 2019

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27 June 2019
Source: Vision UK

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

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Agenda Vision UK LD, DaSL Cmte, 040719 (for Web)
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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
Source: SeeAbility

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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Looking after your eyes – information resources for people with learning disabilities

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10 April 2019
Source: SeeAbility

Adults and children with learning disabilities are far more likely to have a serious sight problem than other people. Therefore, SeeAbility have created some useful information resources for adults and children with learning disabilities about looking after your eyes, including easy read formats: Be aware of vision Eye tests Wearing glasses Getting the right support You may find the following

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How children with learning disabilities can miss out on eye care

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28 March 2019
Source: SeeAbility

An evaluation on the eye care needs of children in special schools in England has now been published in the peer reviewed international science journal PLOS ONE. Three of the four authors, including the lead author, are from SeeAbility’s clinical team – Lisa Donaldson Optometrist and Clinical Lead, Marek Karas Senior Optometrist and Donna O’Brien Policy and Research manager, supported by Dr

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Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee, 11 April 2019

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28 March 2019
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee, 11 April 2019

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