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Learning Disability Week 2023 - advice and resources

Learning Disability Week 2023 - advice and resources

Julia Clements

Dr Julia Clements

Principal Educational Psychologist – Julia has worked with children, young people, schools and families for 28 years. Originally a teacher, she trained to be an Educational Psychologist in 1996. She has worked in mainstream schools, special schools and pupils referral units (PRUs), and joined Place2Be in 2013.

Place2Be welcomes and supports Mencap’s Learning Disability Week 2023, with its focus being on busting myths about people with learning disabilities and what they can achieve.

19.5% of children and young people who come for counselling at Place2Be have some sort of Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). So, we know that it’s important to ensure that all children and young people, whatever their abilities and differences, access effective and timely support that takes into account their individual needs.

At Place2Be, we know that with the right support at the right time, children and young people with SEND can achieve their potential and flourish.

Those living with learning disabilities often face stigma, discrimination and social isolation, and these factors can contribute to an increased likelihood of experiencing mental health difficulties. At Place2Be, we know that with the right support at the right time, children and young people with SEND can achieve their potential and flourish.

Advice and resources for schools, families and young people

  • Mentally Healthy Schools – Advice for schools on how they can support children with disabilities.
  • Scope – Support and advice for parents of children with special needs and disabilities.
  • National Autistic Society – support and advice for parents and carers of children with autism.
  • Mencap - Advice and support for people who have Down’s Syndrome, as well as their families.

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