We provide training and support to parents, carers, schools and workplaces through individual and group training sessions. We also offer telephone and skype support for Autism related issues including Asperger’s and Pathological Demand Avoidance.
I’m a mum, trying to manage the chaos of two children, alongside my own slight obsession with cleaning and organisation. Both of my children, Amelie and Sebastian, have autism.
To be honest, I knew very little about autism until I had children. I knew there was something different about my son, who had a significant speech delay. When he went to nursery one of the staff suggested to me that he may have autism, and that was the beginning of a long journey for us.
There is so much I would have liked to have told myself when I had that 3 year old child.
My anxiety about leaving him with other people was so high. I felt so alone. It felt like the issues were never ending: we had problems with settling into school, holidays, shopping, and even going out for a general walk. My daughter started nursery and I was hit again with the suggestion that she could be on the spectrum.
Over time as a family we have learnt new rhythms, techniques, and ways to adapt our lives, so we can all flourish and grow together. But there is no doubt that we face more challenges in the future.
In my previous workplace working for the Met Police, I provided strategies, guidance, training, and support to the whole of the Met Police Custody provision, in regards to dealing with individual’s with autism.
I have researched and written reports for the Met Police in regards to how we could improve our services for young people and children, including those with special needs. I have also completed further studies in autism and training.
I’ve also been part of a working party regarding the creation of the Met Police autism passport and an alert card for members of the autistic public and their families.
I have worked extensively with young gang members looking at ways to deter them from gang membership. This has included liaising, visiting, and working with both the San Francisco and Sacramento Police Forces.
Finally, I’ve run numerous Lambeth Summer Projects—projects for children aged 9–16. This program is a partnership between the Lambeth Police, Lambeth Council, the community, and other local organisations. Their aim is “to encourage Lambeth’s children and young people to be happy, healthy, and safe, and to help them achieve their full potential by providing effective support to all during the summer months.
This programme is intended for parents or carers who either suspect that a child or young person has Autism or has had a recent diagnosis of Autism. This can be developed as a bespoke programme to suit your needs.
It includes advice about getting a diagnosis, self-care for the carers (something I very much overlooked for years), ways to adapt holidays. As a parent of children with Autism, I was struck with a feeling of loneliness, confusion and anxiety in the first few years after my sons diagnosis. I want to make this a more informed journey for others.
This can be covered in one to one sessions or for larger groups of parents of carers.
This programme is intended for any member of staff working in school of educational settings. It provides participants with an overview of what Autism is, the way in which it can affect pupils and how providers can deliver an “Autism friendly environment. “
We can also deliver programmes on Autism and communication, Autism and Mental Health, Autism and Positive Behaviour and Support.
This course includes helpful handout’s for the teaching staff to use in the classroom setting.
The programme is intended for any professionals or staff members who work with individuals that have or may have Autism. Current studies suggest 1% of the population may be on the autistic spectrum. It provides an overview of Autism and how businesses can create a “autism friendly environment.”
This can be bespoke to your type of business, charity or organisation.