Shout Out Academy is part of Dudley Voices for Choice  (DVC)

We want to increase employment and voluntary opportunities for people with lived experience.

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Shout Out Academy was co-produced by working together with lots of people right from the start

We all worked hard to create a name and agreed it should ‘shout out’ the positive messages of lived experience

Lived experience is how someone sees and acts in the world based on what they’ve been through.

It was was agreed that Shout Out Academy should improve employment and voluntary opportunities for people with lived experience of learning disability or autism.

Shout Out Academy have people with lived experience in paid and voluntary roles for our own training courses and for the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism.

This means people with lived experience get to help improve services.

All of our courses are developed, designed, and delivered by people with lived experience.

Job description for lived experience co -trainer is available by clicking here.

We have a podcast channel where you can share your lived experiences, build confidence, and gain employment skills.

Podcasts will be shared on our website and YouTube, and social media channels.

The channel is called ‘Voices From The Neuroverse’ and will be launched in April 2024







Become a blogger

We are also looking for people with people with lived experience to write short pieces about  their lived experiences.

A blog can be about anything that you think other people should know about.

The blogs will be shared on our website and social media pages

We can help you to write you blogs if needed, we can even record your voice and change it to text.

Shout Out Academy are looking for people who want to share their lived experiences by talking at colleges and universities.

These are paid roles or can be voluntary if that is better for you.

Please contact us for more information via or 07300 862646


This form allows us to get you the right information to become part of Shout Out Academy.


This form allows us to us to know what your training needs are, and how we can work together.

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