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Country’s biggest ever learning disability conference heads to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

The Emirates Stadium will host the UK's biggest ever learning disability conference The Emirates Stadium will host the UK's biggest ever learning disability conference

Sunday, August 31, 2014
12:06 PM

The UK’s biggest ever conference for people with autism and learning difficulties is heading to the Emirates Stadium.

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The 100 Voices event, at Arsenal’s home ground on September 6, is run by the Brandon Trust and set to be attended by more than 200 people with learning difficulties and their support workers.

The charity, who help organise trips for people in need, are hosting the conference as part of their 20th birthday celebrations.

Lucy Hurst-Brown, chief executive of the Brandon Trust, said: “100 Voices is by far the most important event on our annual calendar.

“It’s a critical moment for us to hear, understand and act upon the views of the people we support – and this year’s special 20th anniversary event will be the biggest and best.”

“Despite huge developments in the last 20 years, people with learning disabilities are still restricted by many aspects of the modern world. For example, less than 7 per cent of people with learning disabilities and autism have a job.

“At Brandon Trust we are striving to change this. We inspire the people we support to set themselves free so they can reach for their dreams and be all they can be.“

“Our unique 100 Voices conference is a vital part of that work, ensuring the voices of the people we support are heard and helping us to show what a valuable role people with learning disabilities can play in their community.”

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