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Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

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Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging
Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

Do you have experience of learning disabilities? Perhaps you have been assessed as having a learning disability yourself, or have a friend or relative who has this label? Maybe you work with people with learning disabilities. Or perhaps it’s something you know little about, and want to know more.

In this free course, Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging, you will hear from many different people about what it is like to have the label ‘learning disability’, and how it feels to support someone with a learning disability, as a family member, a friend, an advocate or a paid worker. These human stories will lead you into some of the complex moral, ethical and practical debates learning disability gives rise to.


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Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

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First Published: 12/04/2019

Updated: 26/03/2020

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