Assistive Technology Trainer
My name is Rachel and I am an Assistive Technology Trainer at Diversity and Ability. I am friendly, approachable, and love getting the opportunity to meet new people.
Prior to working for Diversity and Ability, I began my career in Specialist Education in 2009 as a learning support assistant. I fell in love with the work and never looked back. Over the last 12 years, I have enjoyed a variety of roles and was most recently the Coordinator for a helpline service supporting people and their families as they navigate the often challenging transition to adulthood. I have been extremely fortunate to be involved with events such as sitting on the steering group for the European project TRAIL and as a key witness for the APPGA for the Autism Act review in 2019.
Alongside my role with Diversity and Ability, I am also a Brain in Hand specialist and an ASSIST Practitioner which has continued to allow me to do what I enjoy most and learn new things every day.
Outside of my working life, I am a mum to 3 spirited children, a giant breed dog, a rabbit, and a leopard Gecko who keep me very busy. In the moments when I do get some downtime, you’ll often find me having a little 1 person party dancing away to my favourite music or lost in a good book.