Learning disability and autism video resources
The following videos are about learning disability and autism.
They include the stories of real people may be useful to people with learning disabilities or autism, their families, or professionals working within the health and social care sector.
Empowerment films – what empowerment means to me
Transforming Care is all about improving the lives of people with learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that are described as challenging. We know that when people are empowered to live the way they choose and are involved in planning their support and care they have better lives.
- Introduction: an animation about what the Transforming Care Programme is about and the importance of empowering people
- What empowerment means to me: members of the empowerment steering group tell their stories
- Phill and Josh’s story – Phill gives his perspective of Josh’s move home to Cornwall. In the film Phill describes how the whole family has been empowered as a result of the good support that Josh is getting in the community.
- Lucy’s story – Lucy and her Mum describe how Lucy has been empowered to live the life she wants, including through choosing her own home and her own staff team, and learning to travel independently.
- Peter’s story – Peter talks about being empowered to live the life he wants, including through choosing his own home and décor, looking after his pets and being able to get out and about when he wants to.
- Derek’s story – Derek talks about the importance of having the right support around him so that he can live independently and stay safe and well. He is empowered to live the life he wants and has a job that he enjoys and opportunities to learn new skills.
- Jason’s story – Jason talks about his role as a self-advocate and the importance of people with a learning disability being empowered to have a voice. He talks about being able to do the things that he likes to do and feels proud of his achievements.
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