It seems so strange to me that so many people have an opinion about chronically ill sufferers and feel entitled to voice it. Seriously. Yesterday, a lady I had never met before and who had no idea who I was or what my illness was felt completely comfortable telling me, “it’s all about attitude. If you…

I would like to share a picture with you. It is a picture that I often have in my mind. It is of two individuals hand in hand. These two individuals are unique and completely individual. They are different in many ways, they look different, they think differently and they even differ in their intellectual…

My disability is invisible. This means if I try really really hard, you can’t tell that I have it. Sometimes I try so hard I can’t tell that I have it either. Until I get weird looks. I’m a little blunt, and I often don’t intend to be. And then the exhaustion hits. How did…

When I am asked how I ended up in the field of developmental disability, I generally answer with the story of my older sister, Samantha. Born on the same day but two years apart, we were treated as twins throughout our life. More than that, we were treated as two halves of a whole. Growing…

The Clickability family would like to express its deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the Bourke Street tragedy.  The Bourke Street incident on Friday was a tragedy. Innocent people and children died, while others had their lives turned upside down. Since Friday, everyone has been justifiably calling for a review of the circumstances that led to…

Sexuality is a complex, essential aspect of being human. It requires a broad understanding and people should be be provided with all the options and information that enables informed decision-making. The concept of the “SexED Up Expo” was developed following multiple conversations with people with disabilities, their partners, family members and workers across health, community…

We are Southdown Housing Association, East Sussex, UK! We have a very valued team of people who use our learning disability services, who have been trained and supported to undertake quality checks of our residential services. Called the Q-Team, their aim is to help others who use our learning disability services say what they think…