Hello, I'm Vicki. I have many years worth of experience, both professional and personal, with special educational needs and neurological disabilities. I have worked as a support worker and loved every moment of it. I have also volunteered with Jenna and Kim at Haven Open Doors.
I have been on many short and long courses for Autism, Sensory prosessing, PDA, challenging behaviour, language & communication, makaton & visual aids and ADHD. This allows me to use current skills and experiences within my role at Esteem Team.
I am also a mum to 2 beautiful children, 1 of whom has autism and PDA.
I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from our own family, other families and professionals and I understand how difficult and frustrating the processes and lack of services available are. I am also very passionate about siblings of additional needs, I am aware of how lonely and stressful it can be.
I have two dogs. One called Buffy who is 2 years old and is a Golden Lab and one called Bella who is 5 years old and she is a Chalkie
I also have a rabbit called Albus (after Albus Dumbledore as I love Harry Potter)
It is a privilege to be enabling and empowering children in a world which may be disabling and difficult to them.