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Autistic people and people with a learning disability

We work with key national organisations to support councils to improve support for autistic people and people with a learning disability, as well as supporting the Building the Right Support programme.

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Beautifully ordinary lives

How well do councillors understand the lives of autistic people and people with learning disabilities?

Councillor David Fothergill writes in first magazine about chairing an informal and interactive event that gave councillors the opportunity to meet people with learning disabilities, autistic people and family carers, and to hear about their lives and aspirations, their hopes for the future, and the challenges they face in living an ordinary life in their communities.

Leading organisations and councils that are supporting change and promoting inclusion in the most creative of ways were on hand to talk about their work.

These included self-advocacy organisations Speakup and Ace Anglia, which have worked with the LGA to produce Easy Read and video versions of our framework for supporting people with learning disabilities.