People with learning disabilities, also called learning difficulties, are people who find it hard to understand things in the same way others do. Some people with learning difficulties also find it hard to fit in with other people because there are many things that people must know to live in society that are difficult to explain.
Learning difficulties can be things that people can learn to live with on their own, like dyslexia (a difficulty with reading and writing). They can also be very big things that mean a person needs more help (like autism). Sometimes people think that adults with learning disabilities are stupid or have a mental illness. However, they can often deal with their difficulties by doing things in different ways. Some people with learning difficulties can be very clever, they just take in information at different than average levels. There are various levels of learning disability. Some historians think that some important historical people had learning difficulties. For example, Sir Isaac Newton.
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- People with learning disabilities, 3 August 2007