Northern Ireland's Learning Disability Pride Day is Back!

We believe in the right to be treated with dignity and respect, the right to inclusion; to be part of society. We believe in the right to retain individuality. And we believe in the right to form friendships and relationships.

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Making a Difference Together.

There are over 33,000 people with a learning disability in Northern Ireland. Thomas Haighton thought, ‘Let's focus on learning disability, and the fantastic contributions of PWLD to society.' In 2016, Thomas submitted a funding bid to Big Lottery Fund, and secured funds to make his vision reality. As a result, Learning Disability Pride was formed!

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What You Must Know about Learning Disability Pride Day.

A Parade showcases flags, posters, banners, and floats - created by people with learning disabilities, organisations, and schools in Northern Ireland. It lets everybody show that we support people with learning disabilities. The parade starts at Carrickfergus Health Centre and finishes at Carrickfergus Castle Car Park.

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Get into the Groove at Learning Disability Pride Day.

After the parade, there is a wonderful concert which features live bands, DJs, dancers, and more - in Harbour Car Park Ground, Carrickfergus.

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We Can Learn Together.

Workshops for dancing, crafts, and living with learning disability all day. Examples from Learning Disability Pride Day 2017 include: Irish Dancing, Cheerleading, Superhero Characters plus many more exciting educational workshops.

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Market Stalls for Everybody.

Local and Learning Disability affiliated social enterprises and organisations are on hand throughout Learning Disability Pride Day to raise awareness of their services for people with learning disabilities, families, and carers.