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Learning disability has been invisible for too long. It’s time to see people with a learning disability for all they are and all they can be. Join the Here I Am campaign, spread the word and help change the future.

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"My name's Casey, but you might know me as DJ Casey Dude. I love music, technology, fashion and all things cool. I also have Down's syndrome and Autism. But those are not the most important things about me." Casey has joined our #HereIAm campaign. It's time to learn about learning disability. Understand more by clicking the link in our bio! #HereIAm #learningdisability #downssyndrome #inclusion #dj #music #technology @Rankinarchive #Rankin #photography

Instagram post by Mencap • Oct 26, 2016 at 12:48pm UTC

147 Likes, 1 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “"My name's Casey, but you might know me as DJ Casey Dude. I love music, technology, fashion and all…”

"We're a couple, we understand each other. We've been together for eight years. She is a rock to me." Richard and Esther have joined our campaign. It's time to learn about learning disability. Understand more by clicking the link in our bio!

Instagram post by Mencap • Oct 24, 2016 at 4:01pm UTC

154 Likes, 2 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “"We're a couple, we understand each other. We've been together for eight years. She is a rock to…”

"I went to mainstream school, got all my GCSEs and did a BTEC in Performing Arts. In the future I have loads of plans. I want to write a book, I might like to start my own shop. I want to go to V Festival, see a couple more shows and travel to Vietnam and America." Aeren has joined our #HereIAm campaign. It's time to learn about learning disability. Understand more by clicking the link in our bio! #learningdisability #inclusion #awareness #Rankin #photography

Instagram post by Mencap • Oct 27, 2016 at 4:03pm UTC

106 Likes, 4 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “"I went to mainstream school, got all my GCSEs and did a BTEC in Performing Arts. In the future I…”

Here I Am: Vijay - Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning disability. Read Vijay’s story

Here I Am: Vijay

When they told me about the opportunity to become a Young Ambassador, I wanted to be a part of it. Being a Young Ambassador involves going to presentations and events to promote to the public about Mencap and learning disability.

Here I Am: Joe - Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning disability. Read Joe’s story Learning Disabilities, Disability, Campaign, Calm
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Here I Am: Joe

Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning dis-ability. Read Joe’s story

Here I Am: Sarah - Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning disability. Read actress Sarah Gordy’s story

Here I Am: Sarah Gordy

Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning disability. Read actress Sarah Gordy’s story

Here I Am: Sarah - Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning disability. Read actress Sarah Gordy’s story

Here I Am: Sarah Gordy

Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning disability. Read actress Sarah Gordy’s story

People with a learning disability have the right to enjoy sex and loving relationships - just like everyone else. We want to tackle common confusion about learning disability, sex and relationships and we want to hear from you! If you have a learning disability, or know someone who does, we want to know your thoughts sex, relationships and public attitudes. For more information and to get involved please email reallifestories@mencap.org.uk #learningdisability #attitudes #sex #relationships…

Instagram post by Mencap • Jan 5, 2017 at 4:24pm UTC

109 Likes, 1 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “People with a learning disability have the right to enjoy sex and loving relationships - just like…”

Here I Am: Rahima - Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning disability. Read Rahima’s story

Here I Am: Rahima

Find out more about Mencap’s Here I Am campaign and understand learning disability. Read Rahima’s story

Learning disability has been invisible for too long. It's time to see people with a learning disability for all they are and all they can be. Understand more by clicking the link in our bio!

Instagram post by Mencap • Oct 28, 2016 at 10:06am UTC

176 Likes, 5 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “Learning disability has been invisible for too long. It's time to see people with a learning…”

"I feel sad that my voice isn't heard. I'm ignored by people who don't know me. I just want the choice to interact with people more." Rahima has joined our #HereIAm campaign. It's time to learn about learning disability. Understand more by clicking the link in our bio! #HereIAm #learningdisability #inclusion #hearmyvoice #cerebralpalsy @rankinarchive #Rankin #photography

Instagram post by Mencap • Oct 25, 2016 at 3:05pm UTC

127 Likes, 2 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “"I feel sad that my voice isn't heard. I'm ignored by people who don't know me. I just want the…”

Highlight of Gotta be the launch of (and of course!

Instagram post by Mencap • Jan 1, 2017 at 7:27pm UTC

193 Likes, 1 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “Highlight of 2016? Gotta be the launch of #HereIAm! (and #KitHarington of course!) #2016topnine…”

2016, worse year ever? Although it might seem like it, we want to take the opportunity to look back over some of Mencap's highlights of 2016 and say a massive THANK YOU to you for making them possible. With your support, we are even closer to fulfilling our vision of a world where people with a learning disability are valued members of their community. 2016 might have sucked, but we hope our new video makes it a little less sucky. Head over to our YouTube channel to check it out… Take The Opportunity, Learning Disabilities, Might Have, Disability, Check It Out, Looking Back, Closer, Highlights, Channel
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Instagram post by Mencap • Dec 31, 2016 at 3:05pm UTC

58 Likes, 1 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “2016, worse year ever? Although it might seem like it, we want to take the opportunity to look back…”

"Music is one of my favourite things and I love going to gigs, clubs and festivals but it isn't something I can do a lot." Like Kelsey, 1 in 4 young people with a learning disability say they have been bullied at nightclubs or music venues. We want people with a learning disability to have the support and confidence to go to music venues, just like everyone else. Visit our website (link in our bio) to find out how you can become a Mencap Sidekick and help make this happen. #DontFreezeUsOut…

Instagram post by Mencap • Dec 30, 2016 at 10:01am UTC

81 Likes, 1 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “"Music is one of my favourite things and I love going to gigs, clubs and festivals but it isn't…”

2016, what a year! With the Brexit vote, a new Prime Minister and a whole lot of lobbying, our Parliamentary team have been a busy bunch. Head over to the Stories section of our website (link in bio) to read a 2016 round up from Rob Holland, Mencap's Parliamentary Manager. #parliament #campaigns #learningdisability #ESAcuts #PIP #Brexit #Mencap Learning Disabilities, Website Link, Prime Minister, Holland, Campaign, Reading, Instagram Posts, Men, The Nederlands
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Instagram post by Mencap • Dec 29, 2016 at 3:05pm UTC

75 Likes, 3 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “2016, what a year! With the Brexit vote, a new Prime Minister and a whole lot of lobbying, our…”

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from all at Mencap!

Instagram post by Mencap • Dec 25, 2016 at 10:57am UTC

79 Likes, 2 Comments - Mencap (@mencap) on Instagram: “Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from all at Mencap! #MerryChristmas #MencapChristmas…”