Within Issue 100

It’s 2022 ~ Happy New Year to all and welcome to this 100th edition of PMLD Link!

We know you have been waiting longer than usual for our Winter journal, but we hope you will find this bumper issue well worth the wait!

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful PMLD community we are able to bring you a wealth of articles, stories, reflections, news and opportunities – each of which will offer encouragement, inspiration, ideas, resources and support to make the world a better and more meaningful place for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. It has been a real privilege to read and edit this issue and we think you will find something valuable on every page.

This 100th issue is also a landmark for PMLD Link. Since 1988 it has existed as an entirely volunteer-led, not-for-profit, organisation, run on a shoestring from subscriptions and occasional donations and with the PMLD community providing wonderful content. Our passion to keep ‘Raising the bar’ is very ambitious but practically, our capacity is limited with only a small group of dedicated volunteers to produce the journal, maintain an active online and social media presence and promote the PMLD Standards through conferences and events.

We’re currently looking to the future; for a sustainable existence we need to move with the times. We already have some exciting ideas but hope you’ll get involved in shaping that future direction through our forthcoming survey. We hope you will continue to support us by subscribing, contributing to the journal, helping to raise our social media profile and getting involved as much as you can. Do tell us what you think and how you can support in our survey.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue – all 100 pages of it!

Annie, Sue, Bella