Disability Sport Newsletter for Paediatric Physiotherapists
APCP is working in partnership with EFDS, CP Sport and Wheelpower to promote disability sport and to support members in encouraging children and young people to be active for life.
ACPPLD Leaflet - A guide for physios not specialising in learning disabilities
NEW PUBLICATION - Challenging Behaviour: A Unified Approach - Update (April 2016)
Report from the Faculties of Intellectual Disability of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society on behalf of the Learning Disabilities Professional Senate
APCP Chair Promotes the Role of Physiotherapy in Hemiplegia
'Physiotherapy can't cure hemiplegia but it can certainly have a most important role in improving individual outcomes by encouraging function, activity and participation'
Statement on restrictive physical interventions with children
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has published a statement on restrictive physical interventions on children.
NICE Social Care Guidance - Transition from children's to adult's services
Young people who are moving from children's to adults' services should be placed at the heart of decisions about their care, NICE says.
Building the Right Support
A national plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition.
PAVING THE WAY WEBSITE - reducing challenging behaviour and improving the wellbeing of children with learning disabilities
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are today announcing the launch of a website called ‘Paving the Way.’ The website aims to provide families, professionals, staff, and commissioners with information about how to reduce challenging behaviour and to improve the wellbeing of children with learning disabilities.
NEW College of Occupational Therapist Publication - Children and young people with acquired brain injury: Current practice in occupational therapy
This publication is a practical resource to guide occupational therapists new or returning to the field of paediatric neurology and working with children with acquired brain injury.
IN THE NEWS - Active Beyond Education
New research released in December 2015 highlights a clear need to engage disabled people in sport and physical activity at a young age.