Our journey started as a blog in 2018, set up to change people’s perception of disabilities. This was inspired by Haydn, a young man with Cerebral Palsy who always has a smile on his face! After reaching thousands of people online, we decided to take our message further and we now function as a CIC. Through our positive message of promoting abilities rather than disabilities, we hope to improve social inclusion for all. We are all about promoting community through a person-centered and person-first approach.
Our Offer (to people with disabilities)
We will give you the opportunity to show the world what you CAN do. You will receive training delivered by an experienced Teacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Personal Carer. All of our training is therefore centered around you, your abilities and your interests. Following your completion of the initial Inclusion Champion training, you will have the opportunity to deliver training across your community on all aspects of disability awareness and social inclusion. You will receive personalised support to suit your needs and will be able to shape the training sessions that you complete, whilst spending time with like-minded young adults.
Our Offer (to services who would like to receive our training)
We believe the best people to deliver training on disability are people with a disability. That is why we make a commitment to ensuring that all of our training is planned and delivered by people with disabilities, who are trained Inclusion Champions. This means that they are not only experts on disability-related topics and issues, but have also built the skills and experience to allow them to professionally deliver bespoke training. We will work with you to ensure that you receive high-quality, meaningful training and experiences that will positively impact your knowledge around effective social inclusion.
"I loved every minute of my Inclusion Champion Training" - Ellie, Happy Smiles Inclusion Champion. "It is a new way to see disability" - Secondary School Student "If there were more people like you, the world would be a happier place" - Parent "The most engaging and inspiring workshop I've seen in a long time" - Teacher Please get in touch for more information. Keep Smiling! :D