My name is Alison the creator and owner of Disability Roadmap I have been empowered by two disabilities since 2011 - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. Navigating through life, where each day organisations and services place barriers in your way, it is a hard slog.

After losing my career due to my disabilities I decided to think positively and find a way to still work and make a difference. Changing my mindset to enable me to become a valued part of community life.  

My previous public speaking experience has involved educating college students from my lived experiences with Autism for the National Autistic Society.


“Alison is an engaging and enlightening speaker with a broad range of lived experience to share. Alison shared her range of experience of living with Aspergers and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome at the Autism Awareness Event at Calderdale College which was very well received by professionals, parents and adults on the spectrum.”
Dawn Collins

I also helped to empower women to look forward with a positive outlook at Women's Centre.

"Feedback is vital for any organisation and when Alison led an empowerment talk at Women's Centre about her own lived experience it brought home to us all the importance of always listening to the voices of the women we are working with. Alison believes in giving back so that others can learn  and can respond more effectively. She is an inspiration to many and will be to many more."
Angela Everson, Women Centre CEO

Disability Roadmap is offering professional public speaking and education on the following topics:

Available topics

  • Empowerment
  • Disability Awareness
  • Supporting Employees with Disabilities
  • The use of Assistive Technologies and how they can enhance Quality of Life
  • What is Disability?

Who we work with

Advice and guidance of lived experience with disability enriches the professional skills of individuals from many areas such as:

  • Care Agencies
  • Charities
  • Colleges
  • Employers
  • Health and Wellbeing sector
  • Secondary schools
  • Social workers
  • Universities

Public speaking can be booked by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an event.


Affordable prices for public speaking requests can be negotiated by email.

If in doubt please get in touch by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can discuss your idea!!!

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Customer Feedback

Positive public speaking feedback - Mothers Union May 2017