All the young people in the video have complex needs including severe learning disability, autism, significant communication impairment and significant physical disability. They chose to be in the video to show that, with support from Birtenshaw, they have done things in their life that at one time people have said they will never be able to achieve.
Birtenshaw is a registered charity that provides a unique range of services for children and young people, with learning disability including Autism Spectrum Conditions and/or significant physical disability, including complex health needs. We run a Special School, several children's homes, supported housing , a short break centre , an enrichment programme and provide a range of therapeutic and health and wellbeing services.
Birtenshaw's Vision is to "build a brighter future for people with special needs" arising from physical or learning disability. Our aim is "to respond to the changing needs of children and young people by developing innovative strategies, based on respect and empowerment, which are designed to deliver Outstanding Opportunities for every young person to achieve their goals whatever they are.
Our challenge is to build on the children and young people`s strengths and to respond to their individual needs.. For the young people and staff in our organisation IT'S ALL ABOUT ABILITY.
Video created by Captive North.