Research News

We regularly publish news from our research partners and how it is informing our services to families.

University of Leeds LEaP students and staff.

Unlawful restrictions on the rights of disabled children with autism to social care needs assessments

Autism is classed as a disability and all children with disabilities have a right to an assessment of their needs. ...
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Legal

41 Local Authorities are unlawfully discriminating against autistic children

According to a report published today by Disability Law Service, Leeds University, Cerebra and the BBC, at least 41 Councils ...
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Cerebra Funding for The Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

We are delighted to announce £829,000 of funding for the Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Tracy Elliott, Head of Research ...
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Cerebra Family Research Group End Of Grant Report

The Cerebra Family Research Group has released its End of Grant Report outlining the focus of their work well as ...
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University of Leeds LEaP students and staff.

Delivering Legal Rights End of Grant Report

The School of Law at the University of Leeds has published its end of grant report summarising the achievements of ...
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Legal

Disabled Facilities Grant Ruling

In a judgment released on 2 April 2020, the High Court ruled that when processing an application for a disabled ...
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Cerebra funded research at the University of Birmingham

The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CCND) is headed by Professor Chris Oliver and is based in the School of ...
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Legal

Legal Handbook for Families Launched

Legal Action Group has published its 3rd edition of Disabled Children: A legal handbook and is currently offering a 20% ...
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Project advisory group

Join our Project Advisory Group

Join our Project Advisory Group to help us improve mental health services for children with rare genetic developmental conditions. Background ...
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Implementation of the Welsh SEN/ALN Reform Postponed

Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education, has issued a written statement postponing the roll out of the new special educational needs ...
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