My learning disability will open doors not close them, says tsar Watkin

May 2009
Community Care;5/21/2009, Issue 1771, p11
The article reports that Scott Watkin, newly appointed national co-director for learning disabilities in Great Britain, wants to be seen as a role model for other learning disabled people. As stated that Watkin, who is also a service user, does not see his learning disability as a disadvantage, but an opportunity. He says people with learning disabilities need to fight for things as he knows what it's like.


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