Katie Price's son Harvey, 18, named Mencap ambassador and says he 'wants to do good things and help people'
KATIE Price's son Harvey has been named as an ambassador for learning disability charity, Mencap.
The 18-year-old's new role comes after he did a fantastic job of educating people about the reality of living with a learning disability in his BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me last month.
"I am so happy to be a Mencap ambassador," Harvey said.
"I want to do good things with the charity like stop online trolling and be a voice for young people like me. I can’t wait!"
He will now carry on educating people as well as tackling the stigma around learning disabilities.
He will also try to stop online bullying and be a role model for other young people with learning disabilities.
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.
People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people.
Proud mum Katie said: "Now Harvey is 18, he is becoming a man and growing in confidence and independence.
"It has been Harvey’s dream to be a role model to young people with complex needs across the UK, and to use his profile to raise awareness."
Harvey was born with a series of disabilities, including ADHD, autism, genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome and septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness.
Harvey's important new role comes after he opened up about his life for the first time in BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me.
The candid one-off doc followed Katie and Harvey in a crucial year of his life as he turned 18, became an adult and prepared to leave home to start a specialist residential placement.
During the brutally honest episode, Katie shared her heartbreak as she explained that Harvey will smash her house up due to his conditions.
Train-obsessed Harvey has also been offered a job doing announcements for Network Rail after the heartfelt documentary aired.
The Sun reported the pair will be back to follow Harvey's journey as he starts residential college this summer.
Harvey's happy news comes after he is home safe and sound after suffering a reaction to the Covid-19 jab.
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