A Huge and Hopeful project <3
The Painted Umbrella is currently a Facebook group of people who have shown amazing support for a possibly unrealistic but hopeful idea. We are just starting out
I passionately believe that we need a cultural shift toward higher levels of respect, understanding, and equity, on all levels, in many of our services and our communities. Let alone have the basic educational needs of our SEN children be met without opposition, strife and tribunals.
Our neurodivergent children and young people, their families, their teachers and schools are fighting an incredibly hard battle and they’ve a long way to go before it gets easy.
Complex Strengths, is me bringing my skills and experience to the ongoing push for a shift toward the neurodiversity paradigm in the UK.
With my decision to offer super simple resources, training, mentoring and talks to families, community groups and schools I discovered that there are 32,000 schools in the UK! There are so many L.A.s, so many funding issues.
The Painted Umbrella was born to connect, inform, raise extra awareness and hopefully raise funds to offer free training to an army of Neurodiversity Champions and Allies who will in turn be able to offer workshops in schools across the UK.
It's an open social learning group where all are welcome to share their knowledge, stories and support :)
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