CHM are very pleased to welcome Wendy O’Carroll, an SEN Consultant , Down Syndrome Specialist, Awareness Raiser and Motivational Speaker to The Milestone School, presenting for the day to classroom practitioners and an evening talk which is also open to parents and carers of children with Down Syndrome.

25 March 2019
Milestone School, Gloucester
£99pp with lunch

The day session will focus on Down Syndrome – The specific learning profile, literacy and the importance of the emotional wellbeing of our children and young people.
Suitable for practitioners only.

Please reserve your place by downloading and completing the booking form and sending it to

Down Syndrome: The ‘Unexpected’ Journey
25 March 2019
Milestone School, Gloucester
7pm- 8.30pm
£15pp tea and coffee provided

As well as raising her own son, Oliver, who has Down Syndrome, Wendy O’Carroll has enjoyed supporting some wonderful families, children and young people during her 20 year career, founding and leading a charity in the Voluntary Sector.

Enthusiasm, commitment, support and a positive attitude can literally change lives. There aren’t many stories which illustrate this better than Wendy and Oliver’s. The ‘unexpected’ journey Wendy found herself upon, which changed her life, and in turn the lives of so many people around her, is a tale and lesson for us all. This isn’t however, a tale which is only relevant for people who are involved in the world of Down Syndrome, this is a story which everyone can relate to. The strap-line “Although no-one can promise you what you will do, equally NO-ONE can tell you what you WON’T do either, so don’t let them” is a life motto which almost all of us could do with believing at some point, whether that be in our personal lives or as a work ethic. Wendy’s motivational speaking blasts outdated stereotypes out of the water, and enables you to witness just what hope and a positive focus can achieve.

Open to parents, carers, and practitioners.

For booking onto the evening session, parents and carers should buy tickets from Eventbrite
Practitioners booking via their setting can complete the booking form and email it to