Thinking about labels

Labels have a controversial role in learning disabilities. On the one hand they are stigmatising. On the other they give entitlement to benefits and special treatment.

So how do we get less stigma and more benefit?

Here is an idea to try with children, adults, anyone who is interested in the labels we give to people with learning disabilities. It traces the history of different labels given to people over the last century or so, explains where they came from, and asks people to think about whether they have used them, and whether they should.

Try it