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Life After School

Personal experience
  • Courtney Allen

My name is Courtney, I am 19 and am a happy, fun loving girl! I talk using a Liberator with LLL and the tracker head pointing system. I went to a special school and left when I was 17.

I wanted to be an adult and start work. But, I soon discovered that life was much easier at school! I went to North Hertfordshire College and the building was wonderful! However, the tutors had no training or awareness of AAC and it didn’t work out. I left after a few months and went home to watch a lot of television!

I now attend YMCA Training to work on my maths and independent living skills. I know what went wrong when I left school and college, and I need help to achieve my goals in life. I want to work as a model showing a positive image of people with disabilities. Like anyone else, I want to go to work, have my own house, go on holidays, go shopping, and spend time with my friends and family

Level of Session 
Age Group 
All Ages
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Further/Higher Education