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Treat Me Right!

Treat Me Right! delivers awareness training to health and social care professionals and other services across London, so they can better understand the experiences of people with autism and learning disabilities and make reasonable adjustments to the way services are delivered. 

The training is delivered by people who know first hand what good and poor support looks like – because they themselves have experienced it.

Do you want to book a training session or learn more about Treat Me Right? Get in touch by clicking the button below.

Why Treat Me Right?

People with a learning disability are over 50 times more likely to die before the age of 50 than the general population

Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University 2007

A person with autism is 9 times more likely to commit suicide than someone in the general population

Autistica 2017

There is a 20 year difference in life expectancy between people with learning disabilities and autism than those in the general population

LeDer 2018

The median age for death of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities is 41 years old.

LeDer 2018

Getting hospital treatment right

The Treat Me Right! team have delivered hundreds of training sessions to professionals in the past decade. In 2018 alone, the team have:

  • Delivered awareness sessions to 1000 individuals in the healthcare sector across North West London
  • Trained nearly 40 discharge coordinators in issues specific to people with learning disability and autism discharge
  • Provided guidance and drop-in support to over 200 hospital staff during Learning Disability Week
 All training sessions are co-delivered with someone with lived experience of autism and/or learning disabilities. Click the button below to see our training menu, which gives an overview of what to expect in a Treat Me Right! training session.

John's story

John Keaveny is the co-founder of Treat Me Right! His drive to make a difference was born out of his own experience over ten years ago, when he collapsed at home and as rushed into hospital with breathing difficulties. 

“When I was in hospital I felt that people working there made the mistake of thinking that I couldn’t understand what was being said or done…I wanted to make sure no one else would have to put up with the same treatment.”

Meet the Treat Me Right! trainers

John Keaveny

John co-founded Treat Me Right! in 2008 and since then has delivered training to thousands of staff across North West London and beyond. He was named as a Learning Disability Leader in 2018.

Anne Corrigan

Anne comes from a nursing family – her mother was a senior nurse and she is very happy to be able to make a difference in medical services in her own unique way.

Berge Kanikanian

Berge is passionate about making things better for everyone, ensuring that everyone knows about the history of the ill treatment of people with disabilities.

James Morris

James is a Learning Disability Leader and is passionate about raising issues that might affect those with autism. James is also a part time mascot - from Paw Patrol to the Gunnersaurus!

Free downloadable tools

We’ve developed these simple downloadable tools to help you get your message across to health care professionals.

Health Action Plan

  • A clear questionnaire creating a detailed, personal health profile
  • Enables individuals to communicate how they prefer to be treated
  • Enabling health professionals to identify area of health which need addressing
  • Includes a tool to identify health screening opportunities
  • Provides tips on how to prepare for an appointment
  • Type onto the document and save to your own files for easy updating

Health Passport and Health Profile

  • Essential document to be taken everywhere an individual goes when accessing the healthcare system
  • Communicates how a person likes to be supported as well as important health and communication information
  • Convenient way to give healthcare professionals crucial information about a person.
  • Easy and quick to complete
  • Best completed with the support of a trained professional but could be completed by a health professional when an individual is accessing a service
  • Type directly into this document or fill it in by hand
  • Keep a few extra copies to give to health professionals for their files