Our Am I Your Problem? campaign aims to challenge the indifference, hidden discrimination and sometimes outright hostility faced by people with a learning disability or autism.

We are calling on the general public to consider how their interaction and behaviour can harm people with learning disabilities or autism, dent their confidence and exclude them from society.

Our survey* of people with a learning disability or autism found:

  • Over a third of people with learning disabilities or autism feel they would be treated unfairly in a new job by colleagues because of their disability
  • Roughly one in four feel they have been victimised in shops and restaurants, and also on public transport

*Survey of 152 people with a learning disability or autism

Our public survey* found:

  • Londoners are the least comfortable people in England, Wales and Scotland when it comes to sharing a restaurant, office, pub or even public transport with someone with a learning disability or autism
  • People living in Yorkshire would feel the least comfortable of any region if someone with a learning disability or autism spoke to them
  • Only half (56%) of those surveyed would be happy if their child was taught at school by someone with autism or a learning disability

*Survey of 1,000 people across England, Wales and Scotland

Tips on how to help someone with a learning disability or autism

Want to know how you can help someone with a learning disability or autism in the community? Here are some tips, produced by people we support, as part of the Am I Your Problem? campaign.

6 tips on how to help someone with a learning disability or autism

Frequently asked questions about people with a learning disability or autism

We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about people with learning disabilities or autism, according to Google.

FAQs about people with a learning disability or autism

Our previous Am I Your Problem? campaign video