The term learning disabilities covers a wide spectrum, from people whose learning disability is only mild issues with speech, reading and writing, to those whose learning disability is more severe and may need higher levels of support to communicate.
A learning disability usually develops before or at birth and cannot be cured. Skilled teaching and the right support enables people to achieve their full potential, building confidence and independence.
We support people to have high aspirations, engage with their communities, find paid employment and live their own lives.
The range of learning disabilities we can support includes Prader-Willi, Downs Syndrome, and some of the rarer forms of disability such as Angelman syndrome. We are increasingly providing personalised support for people with complex, profound and multiple needs.
We always base our support on the specific needs, choices and ambitions of the individual, following our principles of person-centred thinking, active support and positive behaviour support.