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I didn’t have a learning disability when I was born at all. It just happened since the age of three years old. I got it from a fright and my lollipop got stuck in my throat. All I know is that I ended up in hospital, and after that I was confined to a wheelchair. But life didn’t stop there – I was determined to walk and talk again!
Colin Young is a 27 year old actor with cerebral palsy. He also sits on the Scottish Committee for Equality and Human Rights Commission, is Senior Policy Officer for the Health and Social Care Alliance in Scotland, and is working part-time on his PhD on the effects of therapeutic intervention on the identity of children with cerebral palsy.
Ismail discusses the government's proposals for helping people with a learning disability gain access to employment, what needs to change, and his own experiences receiving workplace support.