Everyone will come to a dying phase of their life at some point. This section provides information and resources to support people with a learning disability at this difficult and often challenging time. Resources from a personal, professional and family perspective are highlighted.
This was the one of the outcomes of a collaborative research project between Keele University and Cardiff University (Todd & Read, 2010). The aim of this qualitative research study was to explore the understandings that people with a learning disability had around loss, dying and death. The primary outcomes of this research were depicted in this film and translated into short vignettes, portrayed by actors with a learning disability.
This film was commissioned by Staffordshire and Stoke County Councils, and we negotiated its availability to be used within the Toolkit. It is a film of interview footage that gives wonderful insight into autism from a range of different, complementary perspectives.