Michael Newton


What is your disability? Learning Disability

What school did you attend? Smithills School

What college did you go to and what did you study?

I went to Derwen College and studied Hospitality and Housekeeping, ICT and Office Skills.

What are you doing at the moment?

I live independently with support to help me with everyday tasks.

I attend a Drama Group at Smart Enterprise and a Theatre group based at the Octagon Theatre.

I also attend College.

How does you disability affect you everyday life?

I need help and support with shopping, dealing with money, travel, and everyday tasks in running my house.

What are you favourite hobbies and pastimes?

I enjoy Basketball, Swimming, Skiing, Music, Dancing, Acting, Cinema, Football, Rugby, Trips Out, Holidays, and taking photographs.

What are your aspirations for the future?

I would like a pet.

Disability Definitions

Learning Disability

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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