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Dr Sher writes: Images of babies with severe microcephaly caused by the Zika virus are upsetting. Our hearts go out to these abnormally small-headed babies whose lives and life chances have been compromised – as well as to their families.
With the Rio Olympics now underway, the risks of contractin
This article was first published as an Editorial by Peter Limbrick in IQJ Issue 6, July 2009 under the heading: ‘Blue boxes. Orange flames.’
The blue boxes of the title are those helpful information packs that England’s… Department for Children, Schools and Families… makes available to new famil
The term ‘collateral damage’ is trotted out to make the death or damage of innocent people in conflict zones seem like an unfortunate inevitability. We are invited to think it is much the same as infirmity with old age and disturbed nights with a new baby. We don’t like it but we are persuaded it
Peter Limbrick writes: Is independence ever a valid goal? In this article I want to suggest that it is not, and offer instead the pursuit of autonomy. In my thinking this offers a better way forward for all of us as we grow from child to adult. Autonomy will add richness, meaning and value to th
The UK referendum has stunned the world. Inclusion Europe, itself an expression of the belief in international cooperation, has to ask what this means for our movement and for the current and future generations of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Our founding principl
My concerns are based more in a degree of familiarity with families of babies and infants who have disabilities than in any expertise in psychiatry. My experience is that when a new baby arrives with disabilities, little attention is paid to the mental health of baby, mother and other close family
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In the current mass movem
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