Intellectual disability (known as learning disability in the UK) refers to significant limitations in learning, thinking, solving problems, making sense of the world, and developing everyday life skills. All people with intellectual disabilities are capable of learning and can live a worthwhile and happy life. In this course we listen to the needs, hopes and aspirations of those living with learning disabilities, and learn about their carers, friends and families, to explore how their lived experiences help to shape our own practice.
To gain understanding of the lived experiences of someone with an intellectual disability.
To explore the role of family and carers and the issues they face.
To explore current best practice and incorporate good ways of working into your own practice.
To reflect on your own role in meeting the hopes and aspirations of people with intellectual disability.