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

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8 Human rights

If people with learning disabilities are labelled as such, does this mean their rights as humans are undermined? In this final part of the session, you will consider this question.

Activity 7 What are people's rights?

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes

Choose the option from the list below which you think is correct.

a. 

People with learning disabilities are entitled to the same rights as any citizen of the UK.


b. 

People with learning disabilities are entitled to most of the rights others enjoy.


c. 

People with learning disabilities are entitled to a few of the rights that others enjoy.


The correct answer is a.

Discussion

Did you get this answer right? People with learning disabilities are entitled to exactly the same rights as everyone else. How did people obtain these rights? Watch the animation below to find out.

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Video 7 A timeline of rights
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This animation shows that people are entitled to the same rights as other people. However, lots of things can stand in the way of people exercising their rights. You will look at these next.