Hello, I’m Ciara McCarthy. I have profound hearing loss with bilateral cochlear implants, cerebral palsy, and autism.
I use my experiences to advocate for disabled children and young people. I am interested in improving education for disabled/additional support needs students.
“There is a lack of disability education, which results in disabled people enduring bullying during their time in education”.
In my experience, much bullying comes from misinformation or a lack of knowledge, and I want to challenge this. Additionally, teachers having better disability awareness can help them support students with additional support needs or disabilities in their transition journey.
Furthering my passion, I have had the opportunity to speak at schools about this issue and write articles about the importance of disability awareness within education and the benefits it can have. In Addition, I utilize social media (Instagram, Twitter and TikTok) to spread awareness of disabilities.