A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school. Find out how a learning disability can affect someone, and where you can find support.
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tell your doctor you have a learning disability and they can check if you are on their learning disability register.
When you are on the register, you will be offered the support you need to make things easier, like:
- Extra time and support during your appointment
- Easy read/accessible information
- Help to make an appointment
- You can also be offered a full health check every year
To find out more speak to your doctor, or visit: mencap
Sources of support for learning disabilities
Some learning disabilities are diagnosed at birth, such as Down's syndrome. Others might not be discovered until the child is old enough to talk or walk.
Once your child is diagnosed with a learning disability, your GP can refer you for any specialist support you may need. You'll begin to get to know the team of professionals who will be involved in your child's care.
Support from professionals – including GPs, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational and clinical psychologists – is available to help individuals live as full and independent a life as possible.
Warrington Disability Partnership
Warrington Disability Partnership is an internationally acclaimed user led charity. With over 24 years’ experience of developing and delivering mobility and independent living services, their aim is to support disabled people and people living with long term health conditions.
A link below can help you find out about all of the information/activities surrounding the Warrington disability partnership, telling you how you can get help or how you can help get involved.
Visit their website for further information Disability Partnership