Tag Archives: Fragile X

We need to listen to the quieter voices

TweetToday is the start of Learning Disability Week 2014, the annual campaigning and awareness drive run by Mencap. This year’s campaign week celebrates people overcoming adversity, prejudice and ignorance and it’s a welcome moment to focus on the positive amid … Continue reading

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Raana, a real bread maker

Tweet Today is the last day of Real Bread Maker Week, not too high profile as far as awareness weeks go, but it seemed an opportune moment to share a one minute video of the best real bread maker I … Continue reading

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Papers, policies, progress and people

TweetWhile researching a recent piece about the preventable death of teenager Connor Sparrowhawk in a specialist NHS unit, I re-read a lot of old – very good and still very relevant – policy and reports. As the piece yesterday stated, … Continue reading

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The world’s most common – but least known – inherited learning disability

TweetChances are you’ve never heard of the world’s most common inherited learning disability – it was news to me until my sister was diagnosed with it several years ago. Today is Fragile X Awareness Day in 16 European countries including … Continue reading

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