Andrea Duckworth, founder of Enabling Ability, has first hand experience of overcoming adversity through determination and resilience. In 1996, her first child had a brain haemorrhage and was not expected to survive. Three years after the birth of her second child, at the age of 34, she was diagnosed with Pompe disease, a progressive neuromuscular condition.
Andrea has not let disability hold her family back. She firmly believes that life is there for the taking. She has fought hard in the fields of health, education, leisure and employment to ensure that all members of her family have had, and continue to have equal opportunities.
Andrea Duckworth has 20 years personal experience in the field of disability, and has worked for a charity that supports people with muscular dystrophy. Andrea created, produced and edited an internal newsletter, was an advocate and counsellor, supporting clients and colleagues through some very difficult periods in their lives.
Andrea started Enabling Ability because she is passionate about helping others overcome challenges, particularly those who have a disability or long term medical condition. She firmly believes that everyone has potential, whatever their level of ability.
An international speaker and coach, Andrea speaks at Pharmaceutical companies for rare disease groups, for local councils in the fields of medical, health and education, for universities and charities. Andrea also works with Social Enterprises, Youth Groups, Schools and Colleges.
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