What is a learning disability?

The answer is that it's different for every person who has one. But there are some things that are true for everyone with a learning disability, and some common (and not so common) conditions that will mean you have a learning disability.

Our no-nonsense information and resources will help you get to grips with learning disability.

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Learning Disability Week 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's Learning Disability Week took place online from 15 to 21 June.

The theme of the week was the importance of friendships during lockdown

We wanted to show the importance of friendships for people with a learning disability, in helping to tackle isolation.

We also wante to hear the different ways you've been maintaining your friendships during this unusual time.

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