Learning Disability Today
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Fight for your rights

Many people with learning disabilities don’t fully understand their rights at work, but a project in London has helped to address this. Nick Clarke reports. Employment is one of the ways that peoplemeet their core human needs to have autonomy and independence and to relate to others. But all too often the world of work is notopen to people with learning disabilities. Indeed, while mostpeople with a learning disability would like to work, only about 7% are in paid employment – compared to about 50% of disabled people. What is shocking is that this is the case even though disability


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