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Spectrum Training

- a provider of cutting edge learning in mission, communication and culture

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(People with learning disabilities, their communities and the church)

Course Content

The course will provide an introduction to the lives of adults with learning disabilities (age 16+). It is estimated that 1-2% of people in England have such a disability. Some play a full part in their communities and the church. Others may feel isolated and marginalised. In the first session, on being part of the local community, opportunities for adults with learning disabilities will be explored, the contributions they make and the barriers they experience in their everyday lives.

In the second session, on being part of the church community, research about meeting the spiritual and religious needs of people with learning disabilities, will be looked at.

Focus will then be put on the contributions some people with learning disabilities make to their church communities, the difficulties they may experience and the support they need.

During the day there will be contributions from people with learning disabilities, family members and professionals who work closely with them.

There will be opportunities for discussion in groups in both sessions.

Who is it for?

The course is for anyone who would like to

  • Have a greater understanding of the lives of adults with learning disabilities
  • Engage and link with people with learning disabilities and their families in their local community and/or the church.

Course Leader

Hazel Morgan attends St Mary's, Bury St Edmunds. She learnt about the lives of people with learning disabilities from her younger son Peter during the eighteen years of his life. She was Co-Director of the 'Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities'. She now works voluntarily and as a consultant to promote the inclusion of people with learning disabilities and their families.

(A Light Lunch will be provided)

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An inter-denominational organisation resourcing the church by providing learning
opportunities relating Christian Faith to contemporary society. To register and pay in
advance go to: www.spectrumchristianstudies.com or contact the Spectrum Office at:
'Bella Vista', Mill Rd, Gt Barton, Suffolk, IP31 2RU 01284 788284 / 07749 265571