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TV and Radio round up on the iPlayer - letting go of a disabled child and theatre in the dark by an all blind company.

Linda Debrah | 16:05 UK time, Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Letting Go follows Rosa Monckton and her daughter Domenica, who has Down's syndrome, as she leaves school and takes her first steps into the adult world.

A long time campaigner for people with learning disabilities, Rosa also meets three other young people and their parents, as they struggle together to create an independent future.

Letting Go is part of the BBC's Beyond Disability season.

Radio 4's The World Tonight, Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show and Shelagh Fogarty on 5live, all discussed the planned closure of many Remploy factorys, currently providing supported employment for disabled people.

Also on BBC iPlayer

Listen -In Touch
Peter White talks to former soldier Craig Lundberg about the way he coped with his sudden sight loss, after being shot whilst serving in Iraq. And Tony Shearman meets the blind and visually-impaired cast members of theatre show 'Sheer'.

Listen - The Movie café - BBC Radio Scotland
Autism and The Cinema - Most of us probably take a visit to the cinema for granted. But for people with autism, going to a picture house to watch a film isn't always straight forward.

Watch - Storyville - Blindsight
Set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, this documentary follows the gripping adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers on a climbing expedition up the 23,000-ft Lhakpa Ri.

Listen - Woman's Hour
Rosa Monckton, whose 16 year old daughter Domenica has Down's Syndrome, and clinical psychologist Dr Kelly Camilleri join Jane to discuss the challenges parents face when a disabled child grows up.


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