Learning Disabilities and Autism: Equality and Empowerment
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Studio, Manchester
Ciara Lawrence has a learning disability and has worked for the UK Learning Disability Charity Mencap for 19 years. Ciara works full time for Mencap in their Campaigns and Activism Team as a Campaigns Support-Officer. Recently Ciara has played a central role in working on Mencap’s current Treat Me Well Health Care Campaign. The campaign aims to transform the way the NHS treats people with a learning disability when they go into hospital. As part of her role, Ciara has been co-presenting campaigns workshops to people with a learning disability and their families so they know their rights and how to campaign. In her personal life, Ciara got married 6 years ago to her husband, Mark.