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Note: In the UK, the term of ‘Learning disability’ is used instead of ‘Intellectual disability’.
Expecting to fly: disabled people learn, laugh and love – in pictures
Photographer Polly Braden spent two years with people with learning disabilities, and captured their breakthroughs – from quiet moments in a swimming pool to the joy of getting married
For her series Great Interactions, photographer Polly Braden travelled to schools, homes and care centres for people with learning disabilities – and found hives of creativity. Her book Great Interactions is published by Dewi Lewis. All photographs: Polly Braden
Working with the charity MacIntyre, Braden captured milestones like this prom alongside everyday interactions
At this coffee shop, learning disabled staff – who are watched over by support workers – prepare food and serve customers