A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.

Some people have profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) which means their main disability is a profound learning disability. They need lots of support and may have other physical and sensory disabilities, health and mental health problems.

Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical features.

Find out more about Down's Syndrome from Mencap.

Find out about support for people with Down's Syndrome.

Find out more about Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and how to access support here.

Contact national charity the Challenging Behaviour Foundation who provide information, advocacy and peer support.

Find out about local support for Challenging Behaviour here.

Find out more about profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) on the national Mencap website.

Click here to go to our page about support available for people with learning disabilities.

Follow the links below for more information about:

Challenging behaviour
Down's Syndrome
Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)

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