Bild charity welcomes new Autism Strategy, but calls for further investment to meet the needs of autistic people

The Government’s 2021-26 Autism Strategy, released on 21 July, has been welcomed by the Bild charity as a positive development towards understanding and accepting autistic people within society. The first of its kind to include children and young people, and the largest investment in autism to date, the move represents a step in the right … Read more

Bild PBS International Conference 2021 – Get Ready to Share your Video Posters!

As we look forward to being able to come together in person once more at the Bild International Positive Behaviour Support Conference this Autumn, we’re excited to announce a new way for participants to bring to life what inclusive PBS looks like in their day-to-day practice by creating Video Posters. We’re asking participants to submit … Read more

Exciting opportunity to join the Bild team!

Could you be our new Greater London Learning Disability and Autism Community of Practice Coordinator? Do you hold strong coordination and organisational skills? Are you knowledgeable and well-networked? Do you have a passion and commitment to ensuring people with learning disabilities and autistic people are equal citizens and are able to enjoy the same rights … Read more

Professor Edwin Jones appointed as Positive Behaviour Support Strategic Lead at Bild

We are delighted to announce that Professor Edwin Jones joined the Bild team in April 2021 to lead our exciting programme of work in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). Positive Behaviour Support is a values based framework of support. It’s about working in partnership with people, treating individuals with dignity and respect, and enabling the people … Read more

Communication, Dementia and Learning Disabilities

Every day we communicate in multiple ways to build relationships, express ourselves, and get our needs met. However, communication can often pose additional challenges for individuals with learning disabilities. It is important that we make reasonable adjustments to ensure the people we work alongside and support are empowered and enabled to have their voices heard  … Read more

We’re recruiting a Community of Practice Coordinator for Greater London!

Could you be our new Greater London Learning Disability and Autism Community of Practice Coordinator? We are looking for a knowledgeable and well-networked community coordinator for our Greater London Learning Disability and Autism Community of Practice. As community coordinator, you will work closely with our Learning Disability and Autism Manager, Engagement Coordinator, and steering group, … Read more

We are welcoming some fantastic keynote speakers to our Ageing Well conference this summer

This summer we are welcoming some fantastic keynote speakers to our Ageing Well with Dementia and Learning Disabilities conference. Professor Mary McCarron, PhD RNID RGN BNS FTCD is Professor of Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Director of the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability and Executive Director of the National Intellectual Disability Memory Service. Professor … Read more

“We need to ensure that all people with learning disabilities who are at risk of developing dementia or have had a diagnosis have access to excellence”

This summer we are welcoming some inspiring keynote speakers to our Ageing Well with Dementia and Learning Disabilities conference. From the 22-24 June the sector will be gathering online for what’s set to be an illuminating and engaging event with leaders in the field delivering a fantastic range of keynotes and specialist workshops. We caught … Read more