STOP PRESS! I'm honoured to find that I am a finalist in the national BAPs Awards 2022
(Bloody Awesome Parents), as "SEND Champion". Championing SEND - The BAP’S Awards | My Family Our Needs.
Looking forward to hearing the results next month:)
Neurodivergent individual + Environment = Outcome
“Autism plus the environment equals the outcome. That outcome might be positive or negative, but the person who is autistic remains the same, it is the environment that leads to the outcome”. (What is the environment?)
“So, if you want a successful outcome, and you recognise the Autistic individual cannot change their brain, then the only thing you can change is the environment”. Dr Luke Beardon 2017
I can help you change the environment = positive outcome
So, what is the environment? It's a combination of many different areas: not fully understanding the differences of Neurodivergent individuals, sensory, communication, social and cultural. Unconscious bias, continuation of the medical model of care, outdated training and the perpetuation of myths.
From my base here in the Southwest of England, I offer support to individuals who are Neurodivergent (Autistic, Pathological Demand Avoidance/PDA, ADHD), and their families to help them all upon their journey. I also offer training and consultancy to corporate organisations, educational settings, workplaces and social organisations.
A regular conference presenter both nationally and globally, for more information see my Training and Talks page
Extremely active upon social media you will often find me posting information, appearing on Podcasts, live events and YouTube.
I'm also a Regional Makaton Tutor with over thirty-two years' experience. To find out more please click the Makaton Tutor box.
I've posted links to images and resources upon this site which I hope you may find useful. for more information on each page, please "click" on the relevant rectangular boxes and/or underlined words. If I have omitted any information relating to the original source, please do contact me so I can amend this.
Communication, Interaction and Sensory Requirements
Being Neurodivergent I have specific communication and interaction requirements that will differ on a daily basis. Before any interaction I may ask questions to ascertain these requirements at that moment in time. I may on occasions, especially if contact is face to face, be accessing my sensory/stimming toolkit. I may also ask for reasonable adjustments regarding environmental issues. (Such as bright lights, clutter etc).
If you have any specific sensory/communication requirements, please do let me know. Thank you.
For more resources and information please view my website via a computer browser. Thank you.