Made Possible

Made Possible: Stories of success by people with learning disabilities – in their own words

Paperback Published on: 28/05/2020
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Synopsis

'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-CohenSuccess 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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Made Possible
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 brillian... READ MORE
Eppie Dawson
Made Possible
Truly inspirational
This is a fantastic book. It’s wonderful to hear what can be achieved by people when given the opportunities to succeed. ... READ MORE
Dan Wilkins
Made Possible
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 ar... READ MORE
Sudip Nandy
Made Possible
An outstanding authentic read
This is an honest and powerful book, its collaborative approach questions what success looks like and who can achieve. The essays are written by people wit... READ MORE
Louise Coleman
Made Possible
If everyone read this book then the world would certainly be a better place.
This book gives a rare opportunity to hear directly from people with learning disabilities about their impressive achievements, career successes and human-... READ MORE
Anna Chong