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This is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to “dip in” and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.

Service User Voice
Service user voice
Helen ElizabethDunn, John PeterMutch and Paul JamesMcGavin with GeoffAstbury
Definition

Like everyone else, people who have a learning disability have the right to be listened to. But not everyone does listen. This can be because they think that people who have a learning disability cannot understand, so they don't try to talk or listen. Other people look down on people who have a learning disability so they don't take what they say seriously. There can also be other reasons why some people don't listen. Some people who have a learning disability find it difficult to speak up for themselves, so other people need to find different ways of listening. Sometimes, people who have a learning disability may speak up for one another ...

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