Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Soap character with learning disabilities could help tackle stigma

While last year’s Paralympics had a lasting positive effect on the public’s views of people with learning disabilities, there is still much work to be done to break down the stigma and discrimination they still face – and TV soap operas could help to do this. With the recent anniversary of the start of the 2012 London Paralympics, there have been various surveys and articles looking at the legacy of the games for people with disabilities. One of the more interesting surveys came from social care organisation Turning Point, which said that a third of the public had a more


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