Posts Tagged ‘neurodiversity’

“Live Wires” Seminar for Bright Horizons 22 April 2021

I am absolutely delighted to have been invited as the guest panellist to the “Live Wires” seminar with Emma Willars on 22 April 2021 12.30-1.15pm GMT for  the Bright Minds’ Work & Family Event.

 

This webinar is about Parenting Children and Young People with Autism, ADHD and Asperger’s.

We will be chatting about balancing work and family when you have a child with special needs and I will be sharing tips, advice and experience about this as well as arming yourselves with as much SEN knowledge as possible . It will all be live, with question and answer sessions included, which I especially love because it is real, natural, direct and impactful.

The audience capacity will be up to 3000 people who I literally cannot wait to meet, share with and also learn from .

 

Emma has worked in Learning and Development for over 20 years. Director and lead consultant at Work Life Now, she supports employers and employees with models and solutions for better work-life integration:  creating content – facilitating virtual workshops – forwarding diversity and inclusion strategies. Emma organises 10 seminars a year for Bright Horizons Work & Family Academy which she supports by delivering events for working parents and neurodiversity. A dedicated and motivational lady who is right up my street !

 

Thank you for inviting me on !

 

Ollie’s Masters’ Success December 2020 !!!!!

My strong,determined,gifted son has defied all the odds set against him during our often utterly heartbreaking and exhausting journey together where everything that most families can take for granted was a fight and we were told he would “never achieve ‘ simply because he has autism … and today found out the INCREDIBLE news that he has passed his Masters in Creative Writing with flying colours !!!

He is now more qualified than the eight teachers who told me that Ollie would “get two GCSE’s at the very most” and I have lost my tonsils somewhere across the other side of the Bristol Channel from my absolute scream of joy and pride !!!!!!

I am crying as I write this.

 

Oh this is exactly why I do all I do ….my battle for my son has blessed me with the learning,experience and fight to believe in and grow so,so many others . Many of my long hours are often unpaid but today I feel like the richest woman in the world .