Laura Netley (The Smart Enterprise)
|Last online||17th May 2013|
|Member since||20th Jul 2011|
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|Number of posts||90|
|Number of testimonials||3|
|Business Skills Training|
|Equality and Diversity|
|The Smart Enterprise Website|
We provide specialist, practical and interactive training on disability awareness and the skills to support disabled people.
Our training helps you to recognise the potential and the abilities of disabled people, challenges your pre-conceived ideas and identifies the benefits of involving disabled people with your organisation.
We do this by:
· Training in disability awareness and specialist support skills.
· Testing services to ensure they meet the needs of disabled people and support them positively.
· Supporting people with disabilities to lead active, inclusive lives.
· Hi-lighting the abilities of disabled people and working with others to realise their potential.
I found out I was dyslexic when I was 21, at university, and studying something that wasn't right for me, because it was the only university that wanted me. Up until that point I had struggled all through school and college with feelings of failure, not helped by teaching professionals who didn't recognise diversity and thought it helpful to tell me "you'll never be successful if you don't know what you want to do", "you have to take this lesson as you are no good at anything else!"
The turning point came at the end of university when I had achieved a third class hon result along with 3 other dyslexic people. When I asked why I had been given that grade, i was told that "You can't have expected to get more than that because of your dyslexia".
So 10 years later...... I have had a successful career in the public sector supporting people with disabilities to achieve results and make changes to their life, I've now got my teaching qualification, my management qualification and started my own business to share good practice, skills and positive attitudes to businesses, social care professionals and anyone who'd interested in being inclusive for people with all levels of disabilities.
I employ disabled people to teach with me, because they are quite simply the best people for the job! I look at peoples skills support them to show them off and refuse to think negetively about disability, diversity and difference!