Learning Disability Awareness Week 2023: Busting Myths About Living with a Learning Disability

Learning Disability Awareness Week 2023: Busting Myths About Living with a Learning DisabilityAt the end of national Learning Disability Awareness Week 2023, we wanted to bring together all of the messages that we have been sharing through the week. The theme for #LDWeek23 was “busting myths about living life with a learning disability”.

DanceSyndrome is an inclusive dance charity supporting people with learning disabilities to access a wide range of opportunities in community dance. A huge part of our mission is to challenge the way that society sees people with learning disabilities and what they are able to achieve.

We asked our Dance Leaders with learning disabilities to give us 10 myths that they’d like to bust during the week and we have been sharing them throughout the week on our social media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedInYouTube.

We think they did an amazing job of identifying and busting myths and we wanted to bring all those positive messages together in one place here:

We hope that these videos have inspired people to see how much people with learning disabilities are able to achieve if they are given the right support. As a small charity, our mission is to provide the support needed so that people with learning disabilities can not just be included in dance sessions, but can take on visible leadership roles. Our work is life-changing for people who might not be able to access those opportunities elsewhere.

The Dance Leaders decided to make 10 videos to fit in with our #TeamTen fundraising campaign. You may know that 2023 marks DanceSyndrome’s 10th anniversary of becoming a charity. We are looking for 1,000 people willing to donate £10 to help us to raise £10,000 in our tenth anniversary year. If you are able to make this a regular donation, either monthly or annually, it would make even more of an impact on our future.

Your donation will ensure that we have a long term future and can continue to support people with learning disabilities to not only stay connected, stay involved and stay healthy, but to be visible leaders in society who change the way that people think about living life with a disability – just as they have done with their Learning Disability Awareness Week 2023 campaign!

If you would like to support DanceSyndrome’s life-changing work with people with learning disabilities during Learning Disability Awareness Week, please visit our Donate page or donate directly using the form below.

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