Blog by Gary Bourlet – who has been leading Learning Disability Pride for the past few years.
This year’s Learning Disability PRIDE week is on the week starting the 13th June until the 19th June.
Please click here to see this years poster – this shows the new logos that you can use to tell people about Learning Disability Pride as well as ideas on how you might choose to celebrate.
You can watch a video here, that I made last year, talking about what Learning Disability Pride is, ideas for how you can celebrate and ways people have done this in the past.
Please share what you are doing on social media using the hashtag #LearningDisabilityPride and/or share to the Twitter page @Born2beMe
Though I have been leading on Learning Disability Pride for some time, I do not own it and I would really like people to use it as a way to celebrate in lots of different ways and make it their own.
As a leader in self-advocacy, I am very passionate about it as it is all about being proud to have a learning disability.
But I would really like it if a self-advocacy group might consider taking the lead on it in the future.
I would be more than happy to still help support.
I just feel it is something that should be ran by other self-advocates, more than just myself.
While Learning Disability England fully supports me with this personal project and stand behind Learning Disability Pride they agree it must be run by and for people with learning disabilities.
If you are part of any self-advocacy ran group and might be interested in this please feel free to contact me at: