Former Treloar’s student publishes his book
Thirty Years of Me is the first book of Treloar’s former student, Adam Hayes who has become a DJ, sportsperson, sports coach and disability awareness speaker. Later this month, Treloar’s students will have a chance to meet and speak to Adam who will give a talk and visit our library.
During his visit, Adam will be reflecting on his first thirty years of life, detailing the ups and downs of life as a young person with a disability in the UK—from school to navigating the care system to living independently. Our students will be able to hear about his life experiences and the many challenges he has overcome.
Never be embarrassed or ashamed of who you are. In life, sometimes we just need some help.
(Extract from Thirty Years of Me, Chapter 9)
This memoir is accessible to all, giving valuable advice about money, mental health, and simply growing up and the responsibilities that come along with it. Thirty Years of Me demonstrates the wisdom that only comes from a life well-lived, showing everyone: where there’s a wheel, there’s a way.
About the author
Adam Hayes lives independently in his flat on the coast of West Sussex. He employs his own personal assistants. He has played the disability sport boccia to international level, and wheelchair football for Brighton and Hove Albion. Adam is a qualified sports coach and offers voluntary coaching services. He broadcasts four hours a week on a London internet radio station which streams worldwide. He gives talks on Disability and Independence to school children. He hopes in the future to gain suitable qualifications so that he can offer professional support to people seeking an independent life.
Learn about the Progress and Transition Team at Trealoar’s
As well as achieving qualifications, we want our students to gain the confidence and independence they need to move onto the next step in their lives—whether that’s continuing within the School Sixth Form, a residential placement, returning home to continue studying at a local college, or moving onto Treloar College. All students are allocated a Progress and Transition Coordinator (PTC) who will work with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). Find out more here.