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Disability

31January

Autism: Getting a Job with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Mental Illness, Careers, Disability

Autism: Getting a Job with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Affecting 1.1% of the population, and occurring more frequently in men than women, Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of mental disabilities that can affect a person’s communication skills and social interaction.

Autism Spectrum Disorders can also occur with learning difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Attention Deficit Disorder, as well as other mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression.

30September

Dyslexia

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Mental Illness, Education and Learning, Disability

Dyslexia

What do Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom and Richard Branson all have in common?

They all suffer from dyslexia.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects around ten per cent of the population, some sufferers having more severe forms than others.

13May

Being a Young Carer

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Alcohol and drug addiction, Homelessness and Social Care, Disability

Being a Young Carer

If you have to look after a relative or family member, then as a young carer you may have feelings of guilt, loneliness, anger, anxiety, stress or depression from time to time.

Feeling like this is natural as you are having to take on so much responsibility and as a result are being denied some of the opportunities and pleasures enjoyed by your peers.

26November
26November

Success for Young Disabled People

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Mental Illness, Disability

Success for Young Disabled People

What do these successful people have in common other than being well known?  Beethoven, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, Christopher Reeve (Superman), David Blunkett and Admiral Lord Nelson....they all are/were disabled.