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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
About Our Site

AboutLearningDisabilities was formed to offer a unique reference point on comprehensive advice on learning disabilities.

There are many hundreds of thousands of people that live with different types and severities of learning disabilities throughout the UK. Often people with learning disabilities can face extra challenges in life - connecting with society, finding employment and accessing community, healthcare and social services. These are all services that are designed to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Since the publication of the UK Government's White Paper 'Valuing People' in 2001, there has been a significant change in the way the Government wants service providers and society to help improve the life prospects of people with learning disabilities. To help further enable this change, we wanted to set up AboutLearningDisabilities as a resource to educate and inform people about the challenges people with learning disabilities face, and how change is being implemented. The website supports a move towards greater advocacy and self-advocacy, and we agree that people with learning disabilities should be given as much support as possible to live fulfilling, independent lives.

Whether you're directly or indirectly affected by learning disabilities, or perhaps interested in working within learning disability services, our website acts as a guide to inform and educate about aspects of the many different types of learning disabilities. We hope that AboutLearningDisabilities will serve as a first point of reference for this varied subject area.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

AboutLearningDisabilities was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding AboutLearningDisabilities and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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