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Available now: Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

Updated Thursday, 11th April 2019

How can people with learning disabilities be better supported in society? 

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In this new free course, Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging, you will hear from a range of people about what it is like to have the label ‘learning disability’, as well as how it feels to support someone with a learning disability, as a family member, a friend, an advocate or a paid worker. 

The course will begin with an overview of the social history of learning disability, examining the rise of the large institutions, and their subsequent demise. You will then consider the lives of people with learning disabilities in the community, exploring issues such as families, education, work, health, relationships, rights and advocacy.

Throughout, you will be challenged to think about the complex moral, ethical and practical debates learning disability gives rise to and consider how people with learning disabilities – and their families – can be supported to be a part of the communities in which they live.

You can find the new course here: Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging.

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