Yet many people with learning disabilities don’t get to have this type of relationship because of a lack of social and practical support, and society’s negative and stereotypical attitudes.
Although attitudes are changing, it is evident that some caregivers still hold these negative perceptions, which include the belief that people with learning disabilities are asexual or “childlike”.
Friends like you for who you are, not what you give them.
Imagine you are at a dance and out of nowhere there is someone standing close to you.
I started to get out in my community and meet people at groups, volunteering, clubs and playing sports. You have to put yourself out there to find the right friend.