Learning disability - Introduction

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life. It affects the way they understand information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills
  • coping independently
If you have some form of learning disability, you'll know that everyday activities like work, education and jobs around the house can be a challenge. You might experience prejudice from other people who don't understand about learning disabilities, or feel lonely because you don't have anyone to talk to about how you're feeling.

Find out more about the different types of learning disability, discover things that can make living with a learning disability easier, and find out about support and services to help you live a full and happy life.