Guest blog from Jan Walmsley on encouraging people with profound and multiple learning disabilities to be more involved in self-advocacy.
Read the easy read summary here.
Self-advocacy and people with profound and multiple learning disabilities do not often go together. I noticed this when I first learnt about it in the 1980s. Jackie Downer, LDE lifetime member and a pioneer of ethnically sensitive self-advocacy put it like this when we wrote a chapter together
“I think it can work but it will take time. And we people with learning difficulties, we got no time.” (Walmsley and Downer 1997 p. 44).