What is a learning disability?
A learning disability affects the way someone learns, communicates, or does everyday things.
It is not an illness that can be cured. It is not a mental illness. It is not dyslexia.
Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support. Other people may need support in a particular area, for example going shopping or getting dressed.
Some people with a learning disability also have a physical disability. They can need support 24 hours a day.
A learning disability does not stop someone from learning and achieving if they get they right support.