Introducing our conference speakers – meet Laura!

Stay Up Late’s (un)Ordinary conference in London on March 26th is a conference with a difference. While the majority of those in the audience will be professionals working in the social care sector in one form or another, all of those giving speeches, leading workshops or making presentations will have a learning disability.

The conference will cover three main themes – communities, relationships and work – and will look at ways in which we can work together to overcome the barriers society puts up and ensure people with learning disabilities can lead an ordinary life.

In the run-up to the conference we’ll be introducing a number of our speakers. Today we say hello to Laura Small.

Laura says: “I live in London. I have a son who is 10 years old. He is important to me and I like taking him out. I also have two pet tortoises. I like being a mum and I’d like to talk about what it is like being a mum. It is good spending time with Alfie, my son, and we go to lots of different places together. My son is very important to me. My son makes me go out and we go to lots of different places and try activities. I think it’s a good thing. I am also writing a blog about being a mum. It is the best thing in the world.”

Laura will be speaking in our session on relationships.

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