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Parenting a child with disabilities can be daunting and overwhelming, rewarding and incredible.

Welcome, it’s great you’ve stumbled upon Born at the Right Time. In 2005, Rachel Wright’s eldest son was born with a bump. As a qualified nurse and unqualified parent, she hurtled down an unmarked road of loving a child with complex disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. Ten years later, her 5* memoir, The Skies I’m Under was published and Born at the Right Time founded.

Born at the Right Time is passionate about bridging the gap between families of people with complex disabilities and the many practitioners across health, education and social care, who support them. We do this through CPD-certified training in communication, co-production and personalised care, supporting transformational leadership and service delivery, whilst also influencing public policy.

We believe the lives of people with complex disabilities are improved when Social Care, Health and SEND services are person- and family-centred, when shared decision making and personalised action planning embodies a person’s values, aspirations, needs and context. True empowerment for families and individuals is not merely a shift in responsibility but rather a transfer of power through increased authority, agency and resources.

“In my view, the more professionals that hear Rachel speak the better!”

Susie Quinlan, ILS Learning and Development Manager

“Rachel transforms healthcare for families and practitioners through lived experience and research.”

Sarah Clayton, CEO, Simple Stuff Works

“Best training session ever completed.”

Julise Martiz, CPD Co-ordinater, Mandeville Special Needs School
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Born at the Right Time International Specialist Training


Born at the Right Time works in Education, Health and Social care

in the UK and around the world including:

Communication and co-production with relatives and carers in a changing world.



Social distancing, isolation, shielding have all become common words across the globe. How are these changing times affecting our ability to communicate with families of those with complex needs? The Disabled Children’s Partnership research has highlighted that parenting a child with disabilities in lockdown negatively impacts the whole family.

The challenge for practitioners across health, education and social care is to provide connected, meaningful and evidence based service which meets the needs of families where they are. Born at the Right Time brings inspiring, interactive and unique CPD certified study days. Using lived experience, research and best practice, training equips practitioners to effectively communicate and work in co-production with families of children/adults who have complex needs. 

Find out more about Born at the Right Time Training Events

Born at the Right Time digital courses

Book soon to avoid disappointment.

Courses Duration
Introduction to communication and co-production 2 hour CPD certificated course
Communication and co-production in a changing world 1-day CPD certificated training
Online parent workshops Variety of topics covered

Born at the Right Time has teamed up with Simple Stuff Works to produce Postural Care courses which put families at the centre of clinical practice go to the training page for more details.

Book on 2022 training 
course today

Enquire about Born at the Right Time specialist training for your team or department

Highly recommended

“Training based on real experience making sure we remember real people in our practice. Excellent and would highly recommend.”


“Every single staff member said it was one of the best training sessions they have ever completed. ”

Catalyst for Change

“One of the best trainings I've ever attended - bar none!”

Featured Sections


What happens when life doesn't turn out as you planned. The Skies I'm Under is a memoir about becoming the parent of a child with complex needs while Shattered uses 40 reflections to help walk that unexpected path.


Founder of Born at the Right Time, Rachel Wright, hosts The Skies We're Under podcast with fellow parents Sarah Clayton and Lucy Parr.

Each week they bridge the gap by telling tales, laughing and sharing useful information for families and practitioners alike.


Whether through bespoke animations, articles, research or written information for families, Born at the Right Time shares people's stories to improve services and bring about lasting change.


Find out more about Rachel Wright's speaking, parent workshops and CPD accredited training events as they happen.


God's view through life’s broken windows

Introduced by Rachel and Tim Wright

Authors Rachel & Tim Wright introduce their new book Shattered - God's view through life's broken windows.

Why my son won't be accepting his 100% attendance award

VIRAL Blog post from July 2016 seen by over 4 million people and still creating waves. Four reasons my son won't accept his 100% Attendance Award. No. 2 son has been awarded an evening at a soft play centre because he has 100% attendance at school. He loves going to soft play, he loves going out with his friends, we love it when school reward him BUT he won’t be going. Here’s why...

Don't Call Me Mum

The Don’t call me Mum initiative is working towards #bridgingthegap between professionals and parents. Parenting a child with disabilities requires a relationship with many professionals which work best when founded on mutual respect. Practitioners can easily to demonstrate their passion for working with parents as partners by simply using the parent’s name.

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