Joseph and His Amazing Talent

Joseph Delaney is a wonderfully talented musician. He has a BA in Applied Music and has recently finished a 25th anniversary tour of Scotland with The Steamie. Joseph also has autistic tendencies. Listen to his work and see what you think.

 

 

 

Megan's Story

Listen to Megan's amazing journey into the wonderful world of helping people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum to get paid jobs.

 

Dr Karen Gaffney

A woman who refused to be told what she could and couldn't do

 

Britain's Got Talent - Jack Carroll

The fab Jack Carroll's audition on Britain's Got Talent.

 

Famous Disabled People and Inspirational Quotes

To mark the International Day of Disabled Persons 3rd December 2011, we wanted to share this inspirational video about successful disabled people and their famous quotes. 

 

Be Inspired by Susan Boyle

At the age of 48, Susan Boyle shot to international fame after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent. Within nine days of the audition, videos of Susan — from the show, various interviews and her 1999 rendition of "Cry Me a River" — had been watched over 100 million times. To date, her audition video has been viewed on the internet over 347 million times.

After leaving school with few qualifications, she was employed for the only time in her life as a trainee cook in the kitchen of West Lothian College for six months. She took part in government training programmes and performed at a number of local venues. On a 2010 episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Boyle summarised that her daily life was "mundane" and "routine" prior to stardom.

Everyone out there today is a Susan Boyle. Everyone has hopes and dreams. Do we do whatever we can in our powers to make this a reality for young people with learning difficulties now?.......... Or do we accept “mundane” and “routine daily lives, perhaps, forever more?

 

Benjamin Zander

The only conductor to ever lead the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Zander is a prophet of human potential and an unrivaled champion of joie de vivre. Watch as he helps unlock the boundless potential of a 15 year old cellist and teaches the entire Pop!Tech audience what it means to live in a world of possibility. Benjamin's message is as relevant to our world as it is to that of a musician. Watch and learn!

 

Austin's Disco

An inspiring true story about a man with special needs who runs his own disco in Aberdeen, Scotland.

 

John's Story Produced by the Skillnet Group

Skillnet Group Community Interest Company is a social enterprise working with people with learning difficulties.

What Does Skillnet Group Do?
. Promote strong, inclusive communities and campaign and promote human rights.
. Support people to have as good a life as anyone else.
. Develop projects to enable people to move into work and become more independent.
. Develop courses and provide training and support to other groups and organisations.

 

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