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Powerful Trainers are adults with learning disabilities and/ or autism who are trained, supported and paid by the Aldingbourne Trust. Our Powerful Trainers make a difference by delivering workshops to a variety of audiences, on attitudes and approaches towards people with learning disabilities and/ or autism by promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
Recently our powerful trainers ran a workshop event for the University of Surrey Psychology Doctoral Students via Zoom. Isabel, our training advisor/ powerful trainer and Nicola, one of the people we support/ powerful trainer both ran this event and the feedback they received was overwhelming and exactly why we provide these training sessions.
"I thought the teaching from Powerful Trainers was really inspiring. Nicola and Isabel worked really well as a team and presented with so much confidence and passion. There was plenty of opportunity for engagement/interaction, which suits my personal learning style. I particularly loved the experiential exercises which I thought came at exactly the right point in the session and were extremely thought provoking - I will certainly remember these.
It was so meaningful to hear from Nicola's point of view about her own experiences and perspectives of living and thriving in life with her learning disability. It sounds like Aldingbourne Trust is a wonderful provision which offers person centred support and care, I'd love to go and visit in the future."
"Nicola and Isabel's teaching was powerful and meaningful. Thank you for organising and running such an interesting and thought-provoking session. I haven't worked with anyone with a learning disability before and found it a very useful and inspiring introduction to the field."
If you'd like to find out more information about our powerful trainers or if you are interested in a workshop then please contact IsabelK@aldingbourne.org