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Welcome to Changing Perspectives.

Simone Aspis has over 25 years' experience of championing and campaigning for disabled peoples' human and civil rights working at a grass roots and national level.Her passion for civil and human rights has always been there since childhood. Her early memories were about protesting against segregated education, being torn away from family, friends and my local communities.

The injustices she experienced of being denied the same opportunities that her non-disabled peers enjoyed whilst growing up, spurred her on to her life's work, to achieve the conditions that would promote disabled people's equality and inclusion.

It was whilst working with People First (Self-Advocacy) that Simone began to get

involved in disability rights work, beginning with the big campaign to secure anti-discrimination legislation and easy to read information for disabled people.

Some of Simone's Key Achievements

  • Presumption of mainstream education for disabled children and young people in the Education Act 1996 and the Children and Families Act 2014

  • Equality and Disability Discrimination Acts that included Disabled people with learning difficulties and increased protection against unfair treatment in various areas of life

  • The rights of Disabled People with learning difficulties to direct payments for community care, with the aim of creating more choice and control over their support arrangements

  • Supported Mainstream school placements for disabled children and families as an Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA's) Tribunal Advocate

  • Acting as an independent advocate for disabled people with learning difficulties and autism wanting to be discharged from psychiatric hospital.



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