Publish date: 11 August 2021

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In this edition:

  • COVID-19: guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable (updated)

  • Visiting arrangements in care homes (updated)

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults (updated)

  • Covid guidance on Mental Capacity Act and DoLS withdrawn

  • New National Disability Strategy launches

  • Sex, age of diagnosis correlate with autism comorbidities

  • Genetic roots of sleep issues, autism may be entwined

  • Involving learning disability nurses in annual health checks

  • NICE opens consultation on draft guideline on disabled children and young people (up to the age of 25) with severe complex needs.

  • New guidance to improve housing for autistic people

  • How does hate and mate crime have a big impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities and autistic people?

  • Children’s social workers to receive standards on autism practice

  • Parents set up online interactive club