Bullying and the use of abusive language towards people who have a learning disability is unacceptable.
Did you know that:
- Two-thirds of young people who have learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders have been bullied.
- Nearly one-third of 1550 secondary pupils in Scotland said that they find it difficult to make friends with young people at their school who have a learning disability.
This has to change.
We want everyone to make a commitment to break down barriers to an equal society for every person who has a learning disability. Our members think that the best way to do this is for people to get to know each other better – to see the person, not just a learning disability.
#BetheChange is supporting people who have a learning disability, our ‘Change Champions’, to deliver workshops across Scotland throughout 2018. #BetheChange gives people who have a learning disability a platform to share their personal stories and raise awareness of unacceptable behaviour and practices.
Meet some of our Change Champions and find it why they want you to #BetheChange.
In addition, in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow, we will roll out a series of lesson plans for S1 and S2 pupils to educate school children about the experiences of people who have a learning disability.
You can #BetheChange and make a difference by signing our pledge today:Take action – sign the pledge to #BetheChange!
There are so many other ways to get involved. You can:
Be supportive – Share our campaign and ask others to #BetheChange on Twitter.
Be respectful – Write to your local authority, calling on them to promote respect in schools by using our Lessons on Learning Disability.
Be open and be a friend – Commit to coming along to an ACE Group open night in Learning Disability Week 2018.
Together we can #BetheChange.
#BetheChange is funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.