BARNSLEY Council are celebrating Learning Disability Week.

Taking place from today until June 23, the council is working closely with local organisations to celebrate the creativity of local people with learning disabilities.

A free programme of events will be hosted across the town centre during the week.

On Wednesday, June 19 an exhibition will be launched at the Library @ the Lightbox – displaying artwork, paintings and creative projects from local people with learning disabilities all week long.

Outside the library, there will also be the autism experience bus which is designed to help people better understand some of the challenges some people with autism face on a daily basis.

A series of other events are also taking place throughout the week which can be foung on the council’s website.

Wendy Lowder, executive director for place health and adult social care, said: “It was great to hear from people with learning disabilities, their families and carers earlier this year at our My Big Voice event, helping us to develop the right support and services in Barnsley.

“We’re really passionate about making sure everyone in our communities is seen, heard and valued, so it’s great to see so much planned to celebrate Learning Disability Week in Barnsley.

“Made possible by our brilliant health and care partnerships, pop along to our art exhibition in the Library @ the Lightbox and help us celebrate the creativity of our learning disability community.”