Made Possible: Stories of success by people with learning disabilities - in their own words (Paperback)
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Made Possible: Stories of success by people with learning disabilities - in their own words (Paperback)

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Paperback 236 Pages / Published: 28/05/2020
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'A bold wake-up call for those who doubt what people with learning disabilities can do' - Sally Phillips

'A call to arms to confront continued discrimination' - Sir Norman Lamb

'A gem of an anthology... this collection will contribute to our growing understanding, acceptance and celebration of "neurodiversity"' - Simon Baron-Cohen

Success is a crucial part of being human. But what if society thought success and aspiration didn't apply to you?

A human rights campaigner. A critically acclaimed actor. A civil rights activist. A singer-songwriter. A Paralympian and elite swimmer. A fine artist. An award-winning filmmaker and drag artist. An elected UK mayor.

These professionals have achieved astounding and awe-inspiring success. They've won national accolades in competitive fields such as film, theatre, music, fine art, campaigning and politics... and like 1.5 million people in the UK today, they all also happen to have a learning disability.

In Made Possible, these eight remarkable individuals present their authentic experiences - in their own words - and show us what society misses out on by overlooking them, pitying them, patronising them, simply tolerating them and labelling them in terms of their conditions.

Edited by social affairs journalist Saba Salman, this collection of groundbreaking and illuminating essays shatters preconceptions and offers a glimpse of the many types of success that can be achieved by people with a learning disability. Crucially, it reveals how people can make invaluable contributions to society when their potential is acknowledged and supported by those around them.

Publisher: Unbound
ISBN: 9781783528264
Number of pages: 236
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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'A bold wake-up call for those who doubt what people with learning disabilities can do' - Sally Phillips

'A call to arms to confront continued discrimination' - Sir Norman Lamb

'A gem of an anthology... this collection will contribute to our growing understanding, acceptance and celebration of "neurodiversity"' - Simon Baron-Cohen

'The othering of people with learning disabilities has caused far too little concern... This timely and essential collection gives their moving, varied and inspiring stories a valuable chance to breathe' - Charles Fernyhough

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“A warm hug...2020 style”

Words cannot describe how much this book means. It has injected hope into our lives, just like that! Thanks you to Saba Salman and the rest of the brilliant essay writers who have poured energy into this book to... More

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“Truly inspirational”

This is a fantastic book. It’s wonderful to hear what can be achieved by people when given the opportunities to succeed. The stories are well written and you get a true... More

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“Inspirational stories”

We chose this book for our non-fiction book club. The insights it provided sparked rich discussion for a group who mostly have limited experience in the area of learning disability. Saba Salman does a brilliant job of... More

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