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Leeds based charity for disabled artists celebrates 30th anniversary with new exhibition at the Tetley

Leeds based charity for disabled artists celebrates 30th anniversary with new exhibition at the Tetley

By Florence Pepper Please note this article was written prior to social distancing due to COVID-19. A thought-provoking exhibition of work by disabled artists is taking place in Leeds Tetley Gallery to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a charity that supports people with learning disabilities. The ‘Hidden art/artists’ exhibition is free and remains at The Tetley until October 2020. Pyramid […]

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“From a very young age I had to fight for myself”: Errol Kerr on autism, activism and accessibility

“From a very young age I had to fight for myself”: Errol Kerr on autism, activism and accessibility

By Richard Liddle “Growing up autistic, growing up disabled, growing up with these kinds of experiences – from a very young age I had to fight for myself.” Errol Kerr is autistic and suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition affecting connective tissue which can cause issues with hypermobility, dislocation and pain while moving. He’s also something of an activist extraordinaire […]

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The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

  Embed from Getty Images By Charlotte Lascelles Autism – for some it’s an excuse by parents to pardon their children’s behaviour; for some it’s an excuse for bullying; and for others, it’s a reason to lock someone up. Yes, it may well be 2018 but there is still a stigma around autism. I’m autistic, I have a condition called […]

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New podcast launched by Leeds firm to address disability in the workplace

New podcast launched by Leeds firm to address disability in the workplace

By Evie Whitaker A new way for PR and comms businesses to voice their queries and concerns around disability and inclusion in the workplace has been brought forward by a Leeds-based firm. DisAbility PR has launched The Agency Mailbox, where businesses can submit their questions about disability in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The questions will be answered during a conversational […]

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West Yorkshire Police launch campaign for National Hate Crime Awareness Week

West Yorkshire Police launch campaign for National Hate Crime Awareness Week

By Luke Hudson A CAMPAIGN to raise public awareness of hate crime was launched this week. The campaign will work with local communities to provide education and support for victims to speak up when incidents take place.

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