The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2018 is the UK’s first national listing of people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are helping to make things better for themselves and others.
The Leaders’ List is a project created by Dimensions, in association with Learning Disability England, VODG and the Guardian. This is the List's first year.
The List will be formed from a collection of stories from people who have learning disabilities and/or autism. These people will be making a difference and getting involved either nationally or locally in sports, art, entertainment, jobs or education.
Two winners will also be selected for the Young Leader (under the age of 30) and Lifetime Achievement awards.
Everybody who shares their story (or is nominated by someone else) will receive a certificate thanking them for getting involved and celebrating their achievement.
The winning stories will make the Leaders’ List, with the aim of helping to change society faster, and improve life for everyone.
If you support or know someone with a learning disability and/or autism you can nominate them on the Dimensions website. They can also nominate themselves. The website gives details of entry guidelines and easy read entry form.
Nominations are open until 27th August 2018 and The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2018 will be published on the International Day of Disabled Persons in December.
The top-60 list will be published in the Guardian newspaper and on its website, alongside interviews with 10 hand-picked individuals. All winners will be profiled on the Dimensions website, and shared across social media.