With the LD Forum App, you can access the Learning Disabilities Forum directly from your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.
We aim to be the friendliest place on the Internet to meet and discuss anything related to people with learning disabilities.
You are most welcome here, whether you are
a person with learning disabilities,
a mum, dad, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, or other relative,
a friend of someone with learning disabilities,
or if you work in the field of supporting people with learning disabilities.
Join our forum and take part!
Please explore our forum, join it and take part. While you are visiting the Forum please enjoy a coffee in our Chill Out Cafe. A warm welcome to any new member is assured!
Our forums cover a wide variety of topics, including supporting people with learning disabilities, services for people with learning disabilities, and specific conditions like Down’s Syndrome, autism, foetal alcohol syndrome, and Fragile X Syndrome. As long as it is related to people with learning disabilities we discuss it.
Using the App you can:
- Access and post to the most recent discussions
- Send and receive PM's
- View LD Forum profiles
- Customize your mobile account anywhere, anytime
Who Are People with Learning Disabilities?
We use this term in the way the word is used in the United Kingdom. In other parts of the world, the term “people with intellectual disabilities” is often used. People with learning disabilities often need additional support in areas of their lives because they find it harder to learn, understand and communicate.
Many people with learning disabilities prefer to be called people with learning difficulties. We use the term “people with learning disabilities” here because the Government in the United Kingdom uses the term.
Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia are usually not discussed in our forum unless they are related to a person’s learning disabilities.