Intellectual disability (known as learning disability in the UK) refers to significant impairments in learning, communication, negotiating some social situations, and developing everyday life skills. When people with intellectual disabilities have the right support, tailored to their needs, they can live fulfilling lives that meet their hopes and aspirations. In this course we listen to the life experiences of people with intellectual disabilities, learn about their families, friends and carers, and hear from professionals and academics to explore ways of improving our interactions with people with intellectual disabilities in any setting.
- 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.
Target Audience: Anyone working with or caring for someone with an intellectual disability.
Course is offered by London South Bank University.