Learning Disabilities Week is from the 19th-25th of June, and the theme is busting myths. We want to show the world the incredible things that people with a learning disability achieve, smashing misconceptions about what people can do and shining a light on the stigma many still face every day.

In the spirit of myth busting, Ellie shares how she achieved her lifelong dream of appearing on the cover of vogue. She was the first model with down syndrome to do so – watch her story below:

We have been sharing resources on our Local Offer Facebook page around learning disabilities and busting myths and will be for the remainder of the week-  comment and get in touch with us to share your own busted myths, we would love to hear from you and share these to help end the stigma celebrate your achievements.

Our Local Offer webpage is also packed with information, resources, and practical guidance on learning disabilities. Our education pages can signpost you to support: Education (somerset.gov.uk).

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June 22, 2023

Molly Venn