Katie June Whitlow
Partner elected Member
MY KEY ISSUES ARE:
Education Services - It would be very beneficial for teachers to be aware of different disabilities and resources to support us.
The Community - Should be more activities for young people with disabilities and more disabled/disability friendly cinemas and theatres.
Training - When working with children and young people I feel any professional should having training on additional learning needs and disabilities to form better relationship sand opportunities.
I’m Katie, I’m seventeen years old and have struggled with various health and learning difficulties throughout my life. With my illness and my additional learning needs, I used to find day to day activities hard going.
However as time passed I have learned the importance of being optimistic and adjusting/adapting to my illness. I have been praised for my ability to inform others of my disability and raise awareness for Von Willebrand disease and wish to help others raise awareness of their disabilities.
When I was younger I used to be incredibly shy, however as I’ve grown older and found my passion for books and drama I have become a very confident person. With this new found confidence I feel I have found my voice and I am excited to use my voice to represent others who have disabilities just like me.
I am always excited to hear others opinions so we can share and debate different ideas in a fun and friendly manner. I am reliable, good with people and I find it quite easy to make friends and make others feel comfortable in my presence with my chatty and sunny personality. I am passionate about making sure young people with disabilities get all the opportunities they deserve and hope I will be able to represent young people with disabilities in the best way.