In the mid 1980s we were in our thirties, had two young sons and were both working with people with learning disabilities. We decided that we would like to adopt a child, and were interested in adopting a child with a disability.
We were very committed to including people with learning disabilities in wider society. Sue worked for a housing association which provided supported housing to people with learning disabilities, most of whom were moving from living in a hospital to community living. Paul worked in a further education college, widening educational opportunities for people with disabilities. Students included many hospital residents and others, who had been deemed ineducable as children and had never been to school.
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Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
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