Celebrating Learning Disability Awareness Week 2018

A mix of sports, music and drama made up the many events that were held across East Ayrshire to mark Learning Disability Awareness Week which celebrates the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in our communities.

Now in its fourteenth year and with the theme of ‘My Generation’, the week featured showcase events at Cumnock Town Hall and Stewarton Area Centre where audiences enjoyed an evening of music, dance and drama from performers such as i-Dance and the Happy Tappers.

Other events included an All Ability Sports Day at Ayrshire Athletics Arena which enabled people to try different sporting pursuits such as specially adapted bikes; and a football fun day at Cumnock Juniors Football Park which included a five-a-side tournament.

Councillor Iain Linton, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, said: “Learning Disability Awareness Week serves as a platform to share with the wider community the skills, talents and attributes of people with learning disabilities. The week has featured a very enjoyable series of events which have highlighted all of the excellent work that goes on across East Ayrshire and between partner agencies to help people with learning disabilities.”