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Abdi Omar

Abdi Omar

Founder, Director, CEO Abdi Enterprises

Abdi Omar is 27 years old and he suffers from cerebral palsy. Despite this, Abdi Omar inspires & motivates all types of people. He is also a film maker and edits his own videos. He uses Youtube as a platform to inspire and motivate people.

Abdi Enterprises was created by Abdi Omar, who is the Founder, Director, and CEO of the company. Abdi, who has Cerebral palsy, is also the Founder of Limitless Minds Academy.

Originally from Somalia, he moved to London, United Kingdom at the age of four. As a person with a disability, Abdi understands the challenges faced by individuals in third-world countries and is grateful for having a voice through a communication aid. He recognizes that there are millions of people with disabilities worldwide who dream of having the same opportunities.

Since 2012, Abdi has been using his voice to inspire and motivate others. He established a YouTube channel that has garnered over 500,000 views. Despite the barriers he has faced, Abdi sees his disability as his biggest motivation to achieve the impossible. He refuses to use it as an excuse to give up and instead embraces challenges, proving people wrong along the way.

Abdi firmly believes that one is only disabled if one believes it. He takes pride in being a role model for others and strives to continuously improve and make a difference in his life. In 2018, Abdi began working in special needs schools in London as an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) mentor, providing unique advice to students to help them improve their lives.

He also engages with professionals working with individuals with disabilities across England. Abdi is actively involved in the Somali community and has received recognition from Number 10 Downing Street for his contributions. He is proud to have achieved something he once thought was impossible on September 30, 2020. Abdi's accomplishment has surpassed his expectations. He had the opportunity to address a group of 200 students who do not have disabilities, and in that moment, he realized that there are no boundaries to what he can achieve. Why should we limit ourselves when we have the potential to be limitless? As an individual with great ambition, he continuously sets goals and challenges himself.

His ultimate dream is to become the first disabled Ambassador of the United Nations, enabling him to assist as many disabled individuals as possible. Throughout his lifetime, he aspires to inspire and motivate at least one billion people. Even after he is gone, he hopes to continue impacting lives through his achievements. Abdi aims to serve as a positive role model for both disabled and non-disabled individuals.

With the establishment of Abdi Enterprises, his goal is to empower others to accomplish the impossible. At Abdi Enterprises, they firmly believe that the higher you aim, the more fulfilling your life will become. Embrace a life without limits.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Following a recommendation, we asked Abdi Omar to present a keynote speech at the DfE/BESA LearnED SEND Edition Technology conference in November 2019. We were looking for an opening speaker to give an account of how technology has removed barriers and transformed their life and Abdi did not disappoint. He arrived and after a quick set up he opened up the conference by describing his childhood, about the inspiring people in his life and the challenges he has overcome. Abdi uses a wheelchair and delivered his speech using a communication device which he controls with a dot on his head. His speech was extremely well delivered and positively received by the audience of EdTech professionals at the conference and there were many appreciative comments afterwards. He was able to engage and to entertain effortlessly, describing his personal experiences and how he views challenges in his life. He is truly an inspiration and we would recommend him highly for any other conference or event."

– Susan Cumbers, Enterprise and Technology Lead, Corbets Tey School

"The event was a huge success and Abdi was fantastic at the end of the day. He did a 20 minute speech, which was really motivating and even set off a few tears in the audience. He then did a short Q&A which the children enjoyed. After the speech, a lot of the students went up to him to have a quick chat and he was happy to stay and talk for a while! Overall, he was amazing. Thank you!"

– Jonathan Wijnen, Assistive Technology Team, John Chilton School

"Abdi Omar is an engaging and inspirational speaker. He connects effortlessly with a diverse range of people including young children and adults and the professionals supporting them. His talks draw on from personal experience that many of the other professional’s lack and therefore he provides a unique insight. He has given talks in two of the schools I work in and supported me in initial AAC assessments and meetings with families. Having Abdi present encouraged the families to support their children more as well as the service users themselves were further motivated to get to where Abdi has reached independently. He is fun and interested in many fields which makes it easy for anyone feel connected with Abd. I will wholeheartedly recommend Abdi to other schools."

– Ersin Sinay, Speech and Language Therapist​​

"Abdi Omar came to speak at our special needs primary school in January. He spoke to a group of children with varying needs – cerebral palsy, down syndrome, rett syndrome, autism – about living with a disability and what it means to him. Abdi tailored his speech to suit the needs of the group and the children were all engaged. He made it an active session and invited the children to join in, e.g. to introduce themselves to him or ask him questions. Several of the children were very emotionally affected by Abdi’s visit, in a positive way, as it has made them realise the possibilities of what they could achieve, e.g. be able to control their wheelchair with a head switch like Abdi. Abdi is a very inspirational speaker and the children are still talking about him now, 2 months later. We hope to invite Abdi back to work with them again in the future."

– Louise Fuller, Speech and Language Therapist​

"I have heard Abdi speak on a number of occasions and he is an incredible motivational speaker. He captures a room with his life story of overcoming severe disability to use high technology software and computers to communicate. He has the power to motivate and make people sit up and listen. Abdi also manages to handle challenging and difficult questions from audience members, as he has demonstrated on our 'Ask Me Anything' panel made up of expert communication aid users. Abdi manages all of this whilst using complex communication aid software and a head mouse to control his computer. I would highly recommend Abdi as a speaker. "

– Helen Paterson, Speech and Language Therapist​

"Abdi was absolutely fantastic. You could have heard a pin drop the pupils were so captivated. Abdi tailored his speech to fit the remit that I gave him given the nature of the pupils and the ethos we are promoting, which was great. He also involved the audience ‘live’ and held a brief Q & A at the end. He also followed up with sending us a transcript of his speech and an offer of holding smaller motivational / self esteem seminars - which is something I have yet to discuss with the powers that be. I will definitely be booking him again."

– Karen Pattison, Hurstpierpoint College

We were very impressed with Abdi, both in the parent talk and for Year 7s, who listened attentively.We had very positive parental feedback too and enjoyed working with Abdi.

– Tina Robinson-Rising, Deputy Head Pastoral, James Allen’s Girls’ School

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