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This is the presentation delivered by Ciara Evans and Kathy Benfield at the Barriers to Volunteering event on 6th May 2010.

This is the presentation delivered by Ciara Evans and Kathy Benfield at the Barriers to Volunteering event on 6th May 2010.

The presentation is an introduction to learning disabilities.

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    • Learning disability awareness workshop
    • Welcome
    • Today’s learning disability awareness trainers are…
      Kathy Benfield
      Ciara Evans
    • Ground rules
      • Confidentiality
      • Punctuality
      • Participation
      • Mobiles off!
    • Session plan
      Information about learning disability.
      Attitudes towards people with a learning disability.
      Communication and learning disability.
      People with a learning disability as volunteers.
      Course reflection and evaluation.
    • About learning disability
    • ‘What is a learning disability?’
    • The medical model of disability
      The disabled person is seen as the problem
    • The social model of disability
      The problem is the disabling world
    • The medical model
      The person should be pitied
      The person is sick
      The disabled person is seen as the problem
      Professionals decide what is best for the person
      The person should be feared
      The person needs to adapt and learn to fit in
      The person needs help and carers
      Attitudes towards learning disability over the last 60 years
    • The social model
      Prejudiced attitudes
      Poverty and low incomes
      The problem is the disabling world
      Inaccessible information
      Inaccessible transport
      Badly designed buildings
      Poor job prospects
      Segregated education
      Attitudes towards learning disability over the last 60 years
    • Communication
    • Easy Read
      • Conform
      • Accompanies
      • Amend
      • Compiled
      • Financially viable
      • Subsequent
      • Substantial
      • Unique
      • Participate
      • Influential
      • Categorise
      • Strategic priority
      • Fit in
      • Goes with
      • Change
      • Put together
      • Possible with the money we have
      • Next
      • Large
      • Only one of its kind
      • Take part
      • Having a big effect
      • Put into order or groups
      • Important goal in our plan
    • Barriers to equalityLaura's story
    • Barriers to equalityLaura strikes back
    • Making equality happen
      • What can you do?
      • If someone with a learning disability wants to volunteer you can support them by following some of the steps we have talked about
      • Remember everyone has the right to be an equal in society.
    • Commitment to supporting people with a learning disability to volunteer
      • List three things that your teams can do.
      • List three things that you as an individual can do.
    • Any questions?
      ?
    • Thank you for coming
      Thanks to Photosymbols and Clear Consultants for the images used in this presentation.