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Daydreaming and Other Ways of Coping – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

“Matt?” my professor repeated for who knows how many times, interrupting the imaginary concert in my head. I…

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The ‘super happy’ musical about depression coming to Hull – Hull Daily Mail

An award-winning “happy” musical about depression has been funded by Hull’s Clinical Commissioning Group. ‘A Super Happy Story…

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Woman With Spina Bifida Hits Catwalk To Realise Modelling Dreams – LADbible

A 28-year-old woman with Spina Bifida has said that she won’t let her disability stop her from…

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MP invited to walk in the shoes of people with learning disabilities – Politics Home

Yesterday, seven adults supported by learning disabilities charity Hft met with Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West,…

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Blackburn learning disabilities care home rated good by CQC – Lancashire Telegraph

A CARE home for people with learning disabilities has been rated as good. When Care Quality Commission (CQC)…

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A clothing line for women with chronic illnesses? Why 1 woman made it happen – Today.com

Keisha Greaves has always had a passion for fashion. So when she was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular…

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Teen with Down syndrome challenging perception of beauty – Runcorn and Widnes World

A YOUNG teenager is striking her best pose to help spread awareness about Down syndrome. Jessica Williams, 14,…

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Parents with learning disabilities: giving evidence in care proceedings – Community Care UK

You’ve been working with a family where the parents have learning disabilities and there are concerns about…

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Autistic boy banned from school pictures now models for River Island and H&M – Scottish Daily Record

An 11-year-old autistic boy who was banned from having his picture taken at school – is now…

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Stephen Darby: Motor neurone disease forces ex-Premier League footballer to retire at 29 – Sky News

A former Premier League footballer has been forced into retirement at the age of 29 after being…

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Attleborough teenager with Down’s syndrome overcomes prejudice to star in BBC sitcom – Eastern Daily Press

From then on acting professionally became the dream but on his journey he has faced prejudice once…

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Wheelchair user completes Great East Run in support of Motor Neurone Disease. – East Anglian Daily Times

David Cooper took on the half-marathon this weekend as part of a 29 mile challenge to raise…

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Diabetes symptoms: If this part of your body itches, it could be a sign of the condition – Express.co.uk

DIABETES symptoms can be difficult to spot, as they don’t necessarily make you feel unwell. However, there…

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Neurostimulation may offer hope for memory enhancement in epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

Despite memory difficulties being a top concern for people with epilepsy, there are currently no existing treatments…

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Review: The Little Explorers autism friendly activity club near Market Harborough – Leicestershire Live

Planning activities can be a challenge for families with autistic children. Taking on something new, going to…

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Motion backed to ensure people with autism in Bath and North East Somerset get the help they need – Somerset Live

A campaigning councillor has told Bath and North East Somerset Council it can and must do better…

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Muhammad Ali wins professional debut after becoming UK’s first type one diabetic boxer – Manchester Evening News

Rochdale boxer Muhammad Ali made history on Saturday after he became the first UK boxer with type…

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Woman who wanted to chop her leg off finally diagnosed with Lyme disease after paintball game – The London Economic

A woman left in such agony she wanted to chop her leg off with a chainsaw has…

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Watchdog raps Norfolk County Council after disabled boy’s social care needs were not met for 18 months – Eastern Daily Press

Children’s services bosses apologised after the mother of the boy, who has not been identified, complained to…

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At New York Fashion Week, a model with Down’s syndrome will remind us all that her life is not a tragedy – The Independent

I’ve always enjoyed gawping at models. At university, I shared a room with a fellow student called…

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Four-year-old British girl with cerebral palsy walks to school after specialist treatment in US – The Independent

A four-year-old British girl with cerebral palsy has been able walk independently for the first time following…

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Swimmer with cerebral palsy hopes to inspire others to get involved in sport – Salisbury Journal

A 14-YEAR-OLD swimmer with cerebral palsy is not letting his disability stop him as continues putting in…

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Consultation announced to improve learning disabilities staff training – GOV.UK

The Department of Health and Social Care will seek views on its plans to expand awareness training…

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Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to gender bias – The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed…

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Number of diabetes amputations in South Tyneside on the increase – The Shields Gazette

The number of diabetic people having “devastating” toe, foot and limb amputations in south Tyneside has shot…

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‘A lurking beast’: polio casts shadow over Papua New Guinea independence day – The Guardian

At a waiting room in Port Moresby’s Gerehu general hospital red, gold and black balloons – the…

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Accepting his deafness was the turning point for PhD graduate – Independent Online

A deaf PhD graduate’s journey is living proof that challenges of a life with disability can be…

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Outdoor fun at region’s first autism friendly festival – Buxton Advertiser

The East Midlands’ first autism friendly festival will be held at Lea Green Learning and Development Centre,…

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Researchers trying to fathom the causes of fibromyalgia – Medical Xpress

Fibromyalgia is something of a mystery. It can’t be detected with scans or blood tests, yet it…

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Don’t Judge Yourself for Needing Help – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

The three-day Labor Day weekend often means relaxing and spending time with people you may not often…

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Veteran and linguist loses her words: Living with aphasia – AZ Family

“The question I’d like to pose tonight is, can we see beyond the frame? And can we…

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Malcolm’s mission to help MND sufferers – Shropshire Star

Still in her early 60s, she was a well-known figure in the village of Alveley, near Bridgnorth. “She…

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Birmingham photographer challenges Down’s syndrome image – BBC News

Nicole Perkins works as a teaching assistant at a Birmingham school for children with learning difficulties. Through her…

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Diabetes type 2 – the one fruit snack you must avoid or risk high blood sugar – Express.co.uk

DIABETES type 2 could be avoided by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Lower your risk of…

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NHS diabetic foot and toe amputations up 26%, Labour research claims – The Independent

The number of diabetic foot and toe amputations undertaken by the NHS in a three year period…

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Diabetes type 2 warning: The ‘unusual’ symptom you should never ignore – are you at risk? – Express.co.uk

DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, tiredness and feeling very thirsty. But you could also be…

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Eat more of this and sleep more…7 ways to protect against deadly type 2 diabetes – The Sun

DIABETES is a life-long condition that affects around 3.5 million Brits. It’s a condition caused by high levels…

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Fibromyalgia symptoms: Feeling like this when you wake up can mean you need to see your GP – Express.co.uk

FIBROMYALGIA symptoms include widespread pain in the body, as well as problems with memory, changes in mood…

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Comprehensive MRI-based Study Reveals Brain Changes Linked to Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

A comprehensive evaluation of the brain with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based methods and clinical features of Friedreich’s…

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First British diabetic boxer to make debut after battle to obtain licence… and his name is MUHAMMAD ALI – The Sun

MUHAMMAD ALI will become the first diabetic professional boxer in the UK on Saturday night after the…

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Chrissy Teigen claims eating her PLACENTA prevented postpartum depression… but scientists aren’t so sure – Daily Mail

Eating the placenta does not prevent postpartum depression, health officials warn. But Chrissy Teigen has joined the legions…

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Former Premier League striker reveals depression struggles and calls on clubs to do more – Yahoo Sports

Former Premier League striker Marvin Sordell has opened up about his depression and claimed the world of…

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A new spinal cord injury treatment is getting patients back on their feet – University of California

Matt Wetschler was bodysurfing at Ocean Beach in San Francisco when he went for a wave and…

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David R Ewens: ‘Deafness doesn’t confine or define me’ – The London Economic

I am stone deaf, but I have written five novels, and the ability to do that comes…

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‘Smart parts’ for amputees and others: Medicine’s next big thing? – WNDU-TV

Artificial implants help thousands of people get back on their feet every year, but there can be…

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Seasons of Life with Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Since my 2013 Friedreich’s ataxia diagnosis, the condition has consumed a part of every day. I was…

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My Label and Me: Autistic – Metro

Autism is often talked of as a label but for me it is a way of being.…

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Cerebral Palsy footballers seek sponsorship – The Falkirk Herald

In 2007, the Scottish National Cerebral Palsy Football Team achieved one of the highest ever world ranking…

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David Weir sets sights on Team GB return at Tokyo 2020 Games – Sky Sports

David Weir has announced his ambition to make the British team for the 2020 Paralympic Games in…

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Scottish Government treated people with autism ‘appallingly’ – The Ferret

Scottish Government attempts to draw up policies on autism have treated autistic people “appallingly” and suffer from…

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