Born at the Right Time’s primary vision is to improve the lived experience of families who love children with disabilities. We are therefore passionate about cultivating connection through helping parents and carers to feel less alone and facilitating peer support. We do this in several ways.
Born at the Right Time parenting workshops are run by Director and Founder Rachel Wright. She says,
“Becoming the parent of a child with complex disabilities opens up a whole new community that you rarely even know existed. We’re a funny bunch of people from all walks of life held together by the tread of loving someone with a disability.
Over the years, I have found strength in sharing our stories. We are stronger together and can make big changes – for the better. Like the pebbles on a beach our stories shape us, change us and make us who we are today.
I love facilitating workshops with other parents. We explore what it means to be a parent of a child with additional needs and how we can connect well with others. There are some hard lessons to learn and this new normal can be challenge, so doing it together works best.”
The aim for each workshop is to be relaxed and open, where Rachel shares a little of my own life experiences, research and some lessons she’s learned along the way.
Born at the Right Time workshops include:
Parenting a child with complex needs (2 workshops held at the same time in subsequent weeks)
EHCPs (Trainee Educational psychologist Lucy Parr)
Parent well-being (Counselling Psychologist and author of Day-by Day, Dr Jo Griffin)
ReSPECT documentation from a parent perspective
Complaining without losing your S**T
Dad’s workshop – for men who would like to be anywhere than at a workshop
All workshops are interactive, engaging and supportive. They are lead by experts who are also parents of children with complex needs. Check out our current range of workshops from our Eventbrite page or book Rachel for a bespoke event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To book a workshop for parents you support through your charity, school or organisation or book Rachel to speak at a conference or event, contact email@example.com for group discounts and bespoke opportunities.
The Skies We’re Under: Parenting disabled children podcast
The Skies We’re Under is a podcast by and for parents of people with complex disabilities. We talk about how the weather is not always what we predicted or want. Author of The Skies I’m Under and nurse Rachel Wright has authentic, funny and sometimes sweary conversations with fellow parents about a different kind of parenthood. The podcast is for anyone trying to get from one end of the week to the other, whilst bridging the gap between the life they expected and the one they are living. It is available here or wherever you get your podcasts.
The Skies I’m Under: the rain and shine of parenting a child with complex needs
In 2012, Rachel Wright began escaping to the summerhouse at the bottom of her garden to allow all my memories and emotions to spill on to a page. Three years later, Born at the Right Time published The Skies I’m Under. It shares the reality of becoming the parent of a child with complex disabilities and tells parents they are not alone while giving practitioners a deeper understanding of what life is like for families of children with disabilities.
The Skies I’m under is a raw and honest account of becoming the parent of a child with complex disabilities. It’s like an intricate tattoo of a heart on a sleeve.
Shattered: God’s view through life’s broken windows
Shattered is not a fix-it-quick kind of book. Instead of the book of your dreams, it is the book you want when your dreams seem out of reach. This brave, honest and funny devotional takes a refreshing new look at the inevitable twists and turns of life.
For all of us at some point, life events can arrive accompanied by grief, heartache or simply a sense of disappointment: when Rachel and Tim’s son was born with severe and complex brain damage, their hearts and dreams lay shattered. But this 40-window devotional explores how brokenness doesn’t necessarily need fixing, and that growth, transformation and abundance can actually happen at the broken edges of life.
Praise for Shattered
Refreshingly honest and vulnerable. More than just a devotional, Shattered challenges us to recognise God with us, even in our very darkest moments.
Offering grace, love and comfort, this book of devotionals is a brilliant resource for anyone going through hard times.
A moving and sensitive book, which offers encouragement without papering over the cracks, and reminds us that even though life can be messy, painful and chaotic, love, light and faith are always to be found.