Unit 24 Essay

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Unit 24 Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities 1.1 Identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities The polices and legislation designed to promote inclusion, human rights of individuals with learning disabilities and of their citizenship and equal life chances i.e. National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990; Disability Discrimination Act 2005; Equality Act 2010; Disability Equality Duty 2006. Procedures and Polices of the organisational kind are; Department of Health 2001a (A new strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century i.e. valuing people in, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities. 1.2 Explain how this legislation and policies influence the day to day experiences of individuals with learning disabilities and their families The influence that legislation and policies have on the day-to-day experiences of an individual with a learning disability and of their families is as follows i.e. covert discrimination; overt discrimination; harassment; rights; labelling; vulnerability; stereotyping; inclusion; prejudice; empowerment; abuse; opportunity and equality 2.1 Explain what is meant by ‘learning disability’ The meaning of learning disability means i.e. ‘an incomplete or state of arrested development of the mind’. An individual with a learning disability will have significant impairment of intellectual function/social and adaptive. Stages of learning disability can range from mild, moderate, severe and profound. 2.2 Give examples of causes of learning disabilities Various examples and causes of learning disabilities can be unknown factors; environmental; before, during and after birth; chromosomal and genetic factors. Others include
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