What is your disability? I have a Learning Difficulty.
What school did you attend? I attended Rumworth School, Bolton.
Did you attend college and if so what did you study?
I attended Bolton College and completed the Independent Living Lifeskills Course.
What are you doing at the moment?
I attend Thickerford Day Centre and Smart Enterprise on the Drama Programme. I have achieved my Bronze Level Arts Award whilst at Smart Enterprise.
How does your disability affect your everyday life?
I am involved in many things and I try not to let my disability affect my everyday life.
What are your aspirations for the future?
I would like to work with my mum at the Children’s Nursery she works at.
What are your favourite hobbies and pastimes?
I enjoy Swimming, going to the cinema and cooking.
A learning disability can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability can talk easily and look after themselves, but take a bit longer than usual to learn new skills. Others may not be able to communicate at all and have more than one disability
The unknown factor is the disorder that affects the brain’s ability to receive and process information. This disorder can make it problematic for a person to learn as quickly or in the same way as someone who is not affected by a learning disability.
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