William as been an Independent Disability Consultant / Self-Advocate for seven years. He first became a Disability Consultant after undertaking a national leadership course in disability equality and social justice, called Partners in Policy Making.
William has gone on to work alongside some of the key organisations in the disability field such as In Control Partnerships, MENCAP, The Council For Disabled Children as a CDC young ambassador and Alliance For Inclusive Education as VIPER Researcher.
He also contributed towards some of the UK government national policies on disability issues, such as the Family and Children''s Act of 2014 and the Every Disabled Child Matters review into the Personal Independence Payments for young people.
William now consults with many charities, organisations and local government bodies around the country.
In 2011 William was one of 100 people in the UK to receive a fellowship grant from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. He was actually the first person with cerebral palsy to receive a fellowship grant in the UK and his published paper: Research into global leaders in support practices for Disabled people, can be seen on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website
"I will take you on my journey from when I was an invisible teen to having the best possible quality of life as a young adult where I am truly included in society as an equal. Hear from colleagues and family as they share their perspective on our journey together, and let us help to guide you with information and advice on living with a disability, thinking outside the box and starting your own journey."
Public Theatre 3, 15:30 - 16:00, Thursday 26th.