Publish date: 21 September 2021

The latest Learning Disabilities and Autism bulletin is ready for you to view (It is advised that you open the link in a web browser other than Internet Explorer (IE) due to the page not displaying properly in that particular browser).

This edition covers the following topics:

  • Mutations linked to autism may be detectable in men’s sperm
  • X chromosome exerts extra influence on brain development
  • Autism mouse models cluster by brain activity pattern
  • IQ related to muscle strength in individuals with learning disabilities
  • Behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Meeting the healthcare needs of adults with a learning disability and autistic adults in prison
  • CQC report highlights how the right community support can improve outcomes for people with a learning disability, a mental health need and autistic people
  • Joanna, Jon and Ben – a Serious Case Review
  • New project to help people with learning disabilities become more included in community life
  • Launch of AsIAm Adult Support and Wellbeing Programme
  • Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics AT: August 2021, MHSDS: June 2021 Final
  • NEUROSTAGES festival announced
  • New app to help improve quality of care for people with learning disabilities
  • NHS appoints national director of learning disability and autism
  • Shielding programme ends for most vulnerable
  • Most vulnerable to be offered COVID-19 booster vaccines from next week
  • What studying worms, flies and fish says about autism