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The Learning Difficulties and Autism Council is a made of of a group of people with learning difficulties and/or autism who represent their peers to raise issues and problems that they face in their community and tell services how they can be improved.

The project was widely launched in 2016 in the Learning Difficulties and Autistic community. 20 people came forward and were trained in how to stand for election.

All the candidates then took part in hustings, where they gave a speech to their peer group on why they should be their elected representative. Each group then voted using a ballot paper and ballot box, like in general and council elections.

We have 11 elected representatives sitting on the Learning Difficulties and Autism Council who represent their community.

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