Learning Disability Service Colchester


What is a learning disability?  
People with learning disabilities have difficulties in learning new skills such as reading, writing and spelling, understanding and processing information, communicating and interacting with others. 
Depending on what type of learning disability a person has, they may still be able to live by themselves and work, but struggle with specific learning tasks. However, a person with severe and profound learning disabilities will need support 24 hours a day and help with daily living, eating and personal care. 
The types of learning disabilities are separated by level of severity and include mild, moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Some individuals also may present challenging behaviours. 
What is Autism? 
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. 
Ace24 Healthcare provide bespoke, trained and person-centred support teams for each individual, whatever their additional needs or disability. 
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