Ciara Lawrence is one of the most well-known campaigners in the UK with a learning disability. She writes and campaigns on disability issues and has had articles published in the Guardian, the Huffington Post, and the Independent.
Ciara works as a Campaigns Support Officer for
Ciara says “I was diagnosed with a learning disability when I was 10 years old. I was always told that I couldn’t do things or that I would not achieve anything. I am now 38 and have a wonderful 16-year career at Mencap, am married and I want to prove that with the right support you can do anything like anyone else.”
Ciara is a tireless advocate and spokesperson. Outside of her job she is a club night volunteer and the first trustee with a learning disability at the Sunnybank Trust. Ciara is also a trustee of Head2Head Theatre, which runs multi-sensory performances for children and young people with special educational needs and their families.
Ciara is passionate about helping to improve the way disabled people are portrayed in the