Between December 2015 and March 2016, I spoke at 8 training events for Children and Young People's Services at Cheshire West and Chester Council, for staff in education, health, and social care on key working and person centred planning approaches.
I shared my family's journey of raising a child with additional needs and explained that where we felt supported, things worked well. Together we identified where improvements could have been made. I explained that ours was a success story but it had been hard work and we had encountered many challenges along the way.!
Council staff found it really helpful to hear a "real life example" of a family going through the process. I felt it was really important to use our own experience to help other families.
I have posted blogs from some of the training events.
Testimonial from Rachel Niestroj, Children and Young People's Services...
Andrea's contribution to the training was invaluable and received very positive feedback from the delegates. We would have no hesitation is asking Andrea to speak at similar events again.
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