Sian has work worked for thirty years in the field of learning disability nursing supporting, caring and advocating on behalf of individuals with learning disability and autism. She is passionate about ensuring a better awareness and understanding of Learning Disability/Autism Spectrum Disorders and promoting the required skills so that individuals always receive the best possible support. The source of her passion comes from her personal experience of having a brother with a learning disability and autism.
Previously Sian worked as Director for Inclusion for ‘Mudiad Meithrin’ for ten years and saw this as a wonderful opportunity and challenge to support staff, families and young children with additional needs and most recently she has worked as a Practice Education Facilitator for nurse students in the field of learning disability and mental health at Bangor University.
Sian now works as an independent advisor and trainer in the field of learning disability, autism and inclusion and in her spare time she continues to work voluntarily as a trustee of Learning Disability Wales and is a member of the All Wales Cross Party Autism Group.
What being a trustee of Learning Disability Wales means to me:
“Being a trustee for many years and now as an Advisor means that I can work together with the other members to highlight the needs of children and adults with learning disabilities and their families and advocate on their behalf.
I have a brother who has learning disabilities and autism and I am passionate about ensuring that individuals and their families receive the best possible support and opportunities at every stage of their lives.
It is an honour and a privilege to work with an organisation which values the individual.