Breaking Barriers NW
Breaking Barriers is a twofold organisation founded by 3 parents of disabled children with various requirements.
It aims to:
- Support & reassure with a listening ear
- Promote, improve & advance the emotional wellbeing of Parents, Carers & Families of disabled children & young people aged 0-25 years old and adults
- Promote equality of opportunity for all sectors of the Community
- Offer tailor made training, raise awareness, promote inclusion & social acceptance
- Signpost Parents & Carers to relevant local services
Breaking Barriers also supports Adults with Asperger's by facilitating a monthly support group called ABAG - Adult Bolton Asperger's Group.
My name is Steph Sherratt and I am Mum to 2 children, the eldest of which was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 years old.
I have 18 years experience as a parent of a disabled child and 14 years experience of working with children, young people and adults who have social / communication requirements. I have an NVQ3 in child care and development which includes a module on SEN children.
It is my firm belief that there is a place in society for all of us and we all have our own unique talents and qualities which should be celebrated and embraced.
Diversity and difference are positive things and by raising awareness and effectively challenging the barriers to inclusion faced by our children I hope to make a real difference to the lives of families just like mine.