• Tackling bullying
    In this YouTube video an expert SEN adviser discusses the bullying of disabled children and how to work to resolve it.

    Publisher: Contact a Family
    Published Date: 2013

  • Effects of short-term disability awareness training on attitudes of adolescent schoolboys toward persons with a disability
    Schoolboys participated in a disability awareness training programme that included guest speakers (athletes from the Paralympics and the Special Olympics), a documentary about people with a disability, a disability simul …

    Publisher: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
    Published Date: 2013

  • Tackling stigma associated with intellectual disability among the general public: a study of two indirect contact interventions
    According to the researchers, although evidence abounds that people with intellectual disabilities are exposed to stigma and discrimination, few interventions have attempted to tackle stigma among the general public. Thi …

    Publisher: Research in Developmental Disabilities
    Published Date: 2013

  • Effect of exposure to Special Olympic Games on attitudes of volunteers towards inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities
    The aim of this study was to examine the effect of volunteering for Special Olympics Games on the attitudes of volunteers towards inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. The researchers concluded that a one-w …

    Publisher: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
    Published Date: 2013

  • Out in the open: tackling disability-related harassment – a manifesto for change
    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been carrying out an inquiry into the progress agencies are making in relation to preventing and dealing with disability related harassment. In September 2011, the Comm …

    Publisher: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Children’s attitudes towards ADHD, depression and learning disabilities
    The authors write that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and general learning disabilities (LD) are common difficulties for British primary school children and that characteristics associated wi …

    Publisher: Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
    Published Date: 2012

  • Cross-cultural validation of a measure of felt stigma in people with intellectual disabilities
    One trade-off for increased independence of adults with intellectual disabilities in developing countries is that they may find themselves more exposed to the negative perceptions held by the general population regarding …

    Publisher: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
    Published Date: 2011

  • The process of perceiving stigmatization: perspectives from Taiwanese young people with intellectual disability
    There is a dearth of studies about the causes of stigmatization in people with intellectual disability. This study is aimed at gaining an understanding of how feelings of stigmatization are formed and perceived among you …

    Publisher: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
    Published Date: 2012

  • Stamp out stigma
    The Stamp out Stigma campaign aims to tackle stigma by educating the public about the realities of mental health and learning disabilities. Includes resource packs for schools and employers. Visit their website for more …

    Publisher: 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    Published Date: 2011

  • Public awareness, attitudes and beliefs regarding intellectual disability: A systematic review
    The general public’s responses to people with intellectual disabilities influence the likely success or failure of policies aimed at increasing their social inclusion. This paper provides a review of general population b …

    Publisher: Research in Developmental Disabilities
    Published Date: 2011

  • Don’t stand by: ending disability hate crime together – Hate crime research report
    14 police services across England took part in research into how police respond to disability hate crime. This was carried out by The Office for Public Management (OPM). The researchers found that although some police f …

    Publisher: Mencap
    Published Date: 2011

  • Standing up for learning disability rights
    Short article which looks at the bullying and harassment faced by people with learning disabilities and the Mencap “Stand by me” campaign.

    Publisher: Learning Disability Today (LDT)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Ten questions to ask if you are scrutinising mainstream health services for people with learning disabilities
    This guide is one of a series designed to help health Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) carry out their scrutiny work around various health, healthcare and social care topics.

    Publisher: Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS)
    Published Date: 2008