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Documents and Resources

The following is a list of downloadable documents relating to learning disabilities, physiotherapy, research, legislation and legal frameworks. Documents are listed in order of date posted (most recent first) so please don’t forget to scroll through the different pages as some older documents may still be of significant interest to you. If you have any additional documents you think would be of interest to other members please send them to the Website Officer for consideration (details on contact us page).

The ACPPLD executive committee have included these documents on our site in good faith and in the belief they will be of interest and benefit to members. Their inclusion does not however indicate that the ACPPLD endorse all content of these documents.

  • 7 July 2016
    A guide for members to help them get started on twitter
    twitter start up guide, hints & tips
  • 4 May 2016
    Clinical and service guidelines for supporting children, young people and adults with intellectual disabilities who are at risk of receiving abusive or restrictive practices
    Challenging Behaviour: A Unified Approach – Update is a revised and updated clinical and service guideline for supporting children, young people and...
  • 2 May 2016
    Toolkit designed by Turning Point aimed at their support workers
    This useful toolkit may be of interest to members. It has been designed to help support workers to recognise the signs and symptoms of...
  • 29 April 2016
    A Resource Guide for People who Care for or Support People with Learning Disabilities
    Injuries and falls are a serious problem for people with learning disabilities. People with learning disabilities are twice as likely to experience an...
  • 6 November 2015
    2 documents from NHS England published in October 2015 regarding the development of services for people with Learning Disabilities
    Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition - A...
  • 13 October 2015
    The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has launched this resource which will provide an invaluable tool for families and practitioners to help people with a learning disability understand their diagnosis of dementia.
    Jenny’s Diary is a free booklet and a set of postcards aimed at supporting conversations about dementia with people who have a learning (intellectual)...
  • 13 March 2015
    Delivering Effective Specialist Community Learning Disabilities Health Team Support to People with Learning Disabilities and their Families or Carers - A briefing paper
    The importance of the work of Community Learning Disabilities Health Teams has been brought to the fore through the results of the Winterbourne View...
  • 7 August 2014
    These resources are Top Tips cards produced by RNIB which may be beneficial to professionals and carers of people with Learning Disabilities
    The topics covered on the top tips cards are: Environmental tips to help a person with a learning disability and sight loss. Mobility and guiding tips to...
  • 28 February 2014
    information for members on how to access the ACPPLD website area's
    A guide for ACPPLD members on what to find in each area of the ACPPLD website and how to get the most from it.
  • 21 November 2013
    Five good communication standards
    Reasonable adjustments to communication that individuals with learning disability and/or autism should expect in specialist hospital and residential...
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