Unit 4222-245 Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

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Unit 4222-245 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

Outcome 1 Understand the legislation and policies that support the human rights ind inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities

1.identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities
One of the main causes of discrimination is the fear and lack of understanding of others because they are different. In order to prevent discrimination it is important to value people and treat them differently in order to meet their different needs.
-Human Rights Act 1998 become law in 2000 gives people rights that there were intended to
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Among people who have learning disability, in about 50% of causes has been identifies. In people with severe learning disability the rate of “not know “cases is around 25%.

5.describe the possible impact on a family of having a member with learning disability
To find that a member a family has learning difficulty is a huge shock for the rest of the family and brings emotions and new challenges. Living with a disabled person can have profound effects on the entire family–parents, siblings(brothers and sisters).For parents, having a disabled child
-may increase stress
-it will bring mental and physical problems,
-make it difficult to find appropriate and affordable child care
-will bring financial problems
- bring problems in relationship/tensions in family
-affect decisions about work, education of the other children or having other children.
All of these potential effects could have repercussions for the quality of the relationship between the parents and it can divide the family.

Outcome 3 Understand the historical context of learning disability

1.explain the types of service that have been provided for individuals with learning disabilities over time
In the past most of the people with learning disabilities suffered regularly from discrimination. All to often people with learning disabilities aren't considered worth living and they are the subject of
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