Cheshire Disability Summit
The event we went to was to making more people aware of disabilities and making people realise the difficulty that some people with physical disabilities have and how we can ensure services develop and change. This was something I felt proud to do having a severe disability myself, this gave me the experience to share the importance of awareness using examples in my life.
We got involved in discussions with other organisations at the conference about what we felt the main problems are and what we could do to help resolve them positively.
The best part about the event was getting involved in discussions and finding out what people think disabilities are and from a personal level listening to Lawrence Clarke, an inspirational speaker with a severe disability and such a positive outlook on life.
The main thing I learned was that there is a massive amount of bullying that goes on around disabilities, especially in younger children and there needs to be more awareness of the meaning of disability, that it is ok to have a disability and that people with a disability are not inadequate to people who are able bodied.