Learning Disability England are part of a group working in partnership with the Guardian, Dimensions and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) to start this list of people with Learning disabilities or autism who are making a difference.
We know a lot of people are making things better in their area, for themselves and their family and friends or across the country. We are pleased to be working with other organisations to help celebrate and share the good work of people.
We hope this will help change attitudes and show people what people with Learning Disabilities or Autism do every day to make our communities and society better.
The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2018 is the first national listing of people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are helping make things better for themselves and others.
Nominations are now open and close on August 27th.
Details on how to nominate can be found by clicking on this link https://www.dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/learning-disability-autism-leaders-list/
Up to 60 winning stories will be included in the Leaders’ List.
There will be 4 categories:
- changing communities
- advocacy, policy and the media
- sports, arts and entertainment
- work and education
A group of judges who are experts by experience will choose the winners.
Two special winners will also be selected for the Young Leader (under the age of 30) and Lifetime Achievement awards.
Everybody who shares their story (or is nominated by someone else) will get a certificate thanking them for getting involved and celebrating their achievement.
The full list will be announced on 3rd December 2018, which is the International Day of Disabled people.