People with an intellectual disability are part of a rich and diverse community.
Each person has different skills, experiences, personal circumstances, cultural backgrounds, and preferred communication styles.
Thinking about these different parts of people’s lives is an important factor in being accessible and inclusive.
If not appropriately supported, these factors can be barriers to inclusion. These barriers can also combine to further exclude people.
In this section we look at the idea of diversity amongst people with an intellectual disability.
We also talk about what you can do to ensure your practice is inclusive of diverse people.