Category Archives: Disability News

The Superhumans are coming to Channel 4

Channel 4 has commissioned Princess Productions, part of the Endemol Shine Group, to produce The Superhumans Show – a brand new magazine show, covering all things Paralympics.

The Superhumans Show comes to Channel 4 as the ParalympicsGB team prepares to take on the world at Rio 2016. This series will help build on the success of London 2012 as well increase awareness in the run up to the Games taking place later this summer. The show will be joining Britain’s elite Paralympians as they push themselves to the limit to break personal bests and strive for podium glory.

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New autism-friendly dance classes RADiate in London

Specialised dance classes for children on the autism spectrum have been expanded in London. The RADiate project – led by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and with generous new funding provided by the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust – will offer subsidised dance classes to children on the autism spectrum, including children with moderate to severe and complex learning difficulties, and those who are non-verbal in more schools across South and South West London.

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Scrounger or Unheard by the Community

A ‘Scrounger’ is a person who borrows from or lives off others, according to the Oxford English Dictionary and disabled people are being labelled as ‘benefit scroungers.’

By Jade Reid

Mencap is a charity that works with people with learning disabilities. A new survey shows that benefit-related discrimination has got worse over the last year, while television programmes reveal injustices in work assessment processes. For example, 46% of disabled people feel that attitudes towards them have worsened in the last year and disabled people feel that the small number of people falsely claiming disability benefits is the main cause of public hostility.

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