Learning Disability Week 2024
Do you see me? is about being seen, heard and valued - a positive message created by 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. to build a movement of change.
"Do you see me?" is about challenging the barriers people with a learning disability face
We want to celebrate the contribution people with a learning disability make to society.
Ellie achieved her lifelong dream and smashed boundaries as the first British Vogue cover model with Down's Syndrome, she wanted to make sure people with a learning disability were seen in society.
Learning Disability Week Easy Read
We've created an Easy Read Easy Read is a way of making written information easier to understand. Pictures are usually added next to the writing. guide to this years Learning Disability Week.
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.
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 to make sure that they are seen, heard and valued.
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.
Do you see me?
Say hello to Michael. 👋
He's a Mencap Myth A myth is an idea about something that is not true. Buster, business owner, and competes at events at the Special Olympics for Great Britain. Michael is challenging the barriers people with a learning disability face every day.