Finding a job and gaining employment can be challenging for most disabled people, but it can be even harder if you have a learning disability due to employers’ misconceptions about your levels of skills or intelligence to work.
Disability consultant, Emma Shepherd, who has supported disabled people to get into work or self-employment, dispels some of the myths and gives you some practical tips on how to gain your dream job if you have a learning difference. Many of the tips can also benefit you if you have a physical disability, sensory impairment and/or chronic health condition too.
How would you feel if you wanted to work and you were told no, just because you have a learning disability, (leave legal matters aside for one minute – just imagine it and bear with me!). Then try and imagine if you were stuck in the same job for the rest of your life.