Another two enjoyable and productive speaking events with Chester and Cheshire West Council. Sharing our experience to demonstrate that working together creates really positive outcomes.
I talked about recognising and understanding the pressures that families with children / young people with additional needs can face. We explored how understanding the needs of the child / young person and the family, and offering appropriate and timely intervention can make a huge difference. Where support has worked well the needs of all members have been met. As a family we have had challenges along the way, but a positive attitude, resilience and determination has helped us along the way.
My 19 son spoke about his achievements in all aspects of his life. Despite having a brain haemorrhage in the hours after he was born, he has grabbed life and seized every opportunity. He engaged the audience with his positive and humorous outlook, his determination to strive for independence and lead an ordinary life.
We both felt privileged to be able to share our experiences to help shape future services.
.. Powerful and inspiring. Thank you.
..Wonderful to see such a positive outcome. Inspirational.
..Great to see a young person striving for independence. Inspirational.
..Very well delivered.
..Ben is such a confident speaker.
Andrea and Ben
Andrea Duckworth is a motivational speaker & coach with 20 years experience in the field of disability. Andrea is living with the progressive disease Pompe (Acid Maltase Deficiency) more