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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.

  • 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...
  • 27 January 2015
    British Institute of Learning Disabilities have produced this summary report for 2014
    The report contains details of some of their new resources, news stories and articles about people with Learning Disabilities which have happened in 2014
  • 1 October 2014
    A selection of photographs from the 2014 ALE
    Slideshow of photographs from the 2014 ACPPLD Annual Learning Event
  • 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.
  • 13 January 2014
    Two new documents from British Gymnastics and Down Syndrome Association giving advice about cervical spine instability
    Cervical spine instability or Atlantoaxial instability in people with Down syndrome can be poorly understood. These two documents (links below) give...
  • 3 January 2014
    The application form and most recent draft of the programme for the ACPPLD Annual learning event 2014
    Event to be held in Swindon from 22nd - 24th September
  • 6 December 2013
    Attached are the documents for potential participants in a Research study being carried out by Jenny Tinkler
    All ACPPLD members are invitied to participate in this study which is titled: The management and protection of body shape for adults with a profound and...
  • 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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