Sue and I would like to thank, most sincerely, all the members of this forum who contributed to the report. Your input was really appreciated, and we hope you like the final version.
Best wishes Juliet Goldbart & Sue Caton, MMU firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve had a flick through the report and I think it is excellent. It will be of interest to speech pathologists, teachers, service providers, and families. I think it also provides a a good template for other interventions (e.g., physio, OT, music therapy). I must say I’m also well chuffed to see HOP in there (a commitment to give a person 10 minutes of 1:1 time).
After several months of waiting, the UK Raising Our Sights video that accompanies the report is now on the Department of Health website. It has been segmented into parts, for download size purposes I assume. I recommend watching all parts – but if you have to choose, I would recommend starting with Victoria and Mitchell’s video (Alex and Simon perhaps are more in-line with having severe ID rather than profound – but nevertheless it is a good video). I think this an important example of supporting adults with PIMD and it may be helpful to both services and families supporting people with PIMD. Click here for both the report and the videos.
Cross posting this event that might be of interest (related to below mentioned report) Raising our sights: services for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities Professor Jim Mansell Friday 16 April 2.00pm – 5.00pm Presented by Professor Jim Mansell, Director of the Tizard Centre, University of Kent Implementation of new government policy for people with intellectual disabilities in England (‘Valuing People’) after 2001 has not made sufficient progress for people with more complex needs. A revision of the policy has identified this (‘making it happen for everyone’) as a goal. One of the groups identified as not receiving better services quickly enough are adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. This master class describes the results of a review of services for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities and its recommendations for action. Participants in the master class will have the opportunity to assess Victorian policy and practice in the light of the issues identified. Enquiries to Professor Christine Bigby, C.Bigby@latrobe.edu.au – bookings essential