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Andrea Campbell
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Walk is better than sit
Last week I attended a religious event after umpteen invitations by a friend. The session was very enlightening and I met many interesting people.   At the end of the event I had the opportunity to introduce the  Pocket Learner  – our educational programme ...
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One Fool Makes Many
Today I dropped my little girl at school and on exiting the compound I saw a group of parents at the gate which appeared locked. On approaching the area one of the individuals told me that the gate was locked and that they were waiting for someone from the ...
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Don't judge a book by its cover
This week I paid a visit to Ms D, an elderly lady who has cerebral palsy.  With the exception of the occasional visit to church she is basically confined to her home.   I endeavour to visit her as often as possible to help with chores and complete the odd t...
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When Silence Isn't Golden
Last week a lady called Rosalinda contacted
our office seeking to have a translation done. She emailed the document to us;
we acknowledged her request and sent her our procedures.  Shortly
afterwards we received a telephone call from Mrs B - Rosalinda’s bos...
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Horses for Courses
Last week I took my little girl Shari to gymnastics.  We’d been attending weekly for the last 4 weeks and for the most part she has refused to follow the instructions.  Shari has special educational needs so her communication skills are not at the level of ...
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If it’s not dead don’t throw it away
When we started our training
organisation 10 years ago we had a student - Paul who had been referred to us
by the local Job Centre for mandatory employability skills training.  He
was reluctant to attend but he knew that his welfare payments would be severe...
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The heights by great men reached and kept... Lessons from the Rugby World Cup
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is underway in England.  It is wonderful to see sportsmen at their best, chasing a prize that would demonstrate their superior specialist skills and bring pride to their nations.  As I watched the various matches, I realised that Ru...
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One-eyed man is king in a blind man’s country
Today I was
conversing with Audrey - a fellow parent of a child with autism.  We had
both been attending a social event with our children and were discussing the
challenges we face with the education of our children.   I had on a
previous occasion told Audr...
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Beauty from Ashes
Sometimes we receive news that change the course our lives and from one day to the next we are no longer the same.  In 2006 when I learnt that my daughter would be born disabled I was shocked, hurt and scared.  I didn’t know what to expect - all I could hea...
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