Learning Disability Week
We want to show the world the incredible things that people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. achieve, smashing misconceptions about what people can do and shining a light on the stigma many still face every day.
A myth A myth is an idea about something that is not true. is an idea about something that is not true.
Busting a myth means showing why an idea about something is not true.
What do you want to tell the world about your life?
What is Learning Disability Week?
Every year, during the third week of June, we have Learning Disability Week. It is all about making sure the world hears what life is like if you have a learning disability
Anyone can be a bust a myth, Ellie achieved her lifelong dream and smashed boundaries as the first British Vogue cover model with Down's Syndrome Down's syndrome is a type of disability. People who have Down's syndrome may find it hard to learn new things and may need support. People with Down's syndrome may have more problems with their health too. . We want to know about your dreams!
We need your help
We want to show that people are so much more than a learning disability – and this is the week for everyone in our community A community is the people and places in an area. to make some noise about their amazing achievements, tremendous talents, and issues that matter most.
Other ways to show your support
You can also show your support by making a donation to Mencap.
As little as £5 could help us buy a set of resources, designed for people with a learning disability, to learn about their rights Rights are the things everyone should be allowed to do like have a say, or go to school. to good care in hospital.
LD Week Stories
Say hello to Michael. 👋
He's a Mencap Myth Buster, business owner, and is competing in the Boccia events at the Special Olympics for Great Britain this week.
Get inspired by checking out some of the previous stories from Learning Disability Week
Share your story of living life with a learning disability
For Learning Disability Week we'd love to hear from you. Bust some myths and help us to show the world what it’s like to live with a learning disability.Get in touch