I offer 1:1 support and services, training and workshops, consultancy, and public speaking at conferences and events.
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I provide bespoke consultancy to education, youth and adult organisations around disability, accessibility and inclusion.
For example, my collaboration with SAYiT Youth Services included training and development for staff, and direct support for children and young people (11 – 25) and their families, to ensure safe access to LGBTQ+ services for disabled children and young people.
This culminated in co-planning and delivering the hugely successful and impactful ‘See the Spectrums’ best practice seminar, and making and premiering a short film amplifying the voices and lived experiences of autistic LGBTQ+ young people.
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Work With Local Authorities
I have worked extensively with local authorities across the country promoting inclusivity for autistic children and young people and those with SEND more generally.
For example, through ongoing consultation I have facilitated the development of an RSHE curriculum with Oxfordshire Special Schools that is reflective of, and responsive to, the needs of individual pupils. I have also provided disability and LGBTQ+ intersectionality expertise on cross-authority working groups to develop best practice support and resources.
I am passionate about developing and promoting anti-racism work and an understanding and celebration of black history to children and young people with SEND. I sit on the Nottinghamshire County Council anti-racism group where we are engaging schools in ensuring anti-racism teaching is inclusive of everyone, curricula are decolonised and that resources are accessible to all.
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I am a named contributor and advisor in Stonewall resources providing support for disabled LGBTQ+ young people, most recently in the publication, ‘An Introduction To Supporting LGBT Children and Young People’. I provided direct support to disabled young people as an accessibility consultant at the Disabled Young Campaigners’ Programme residential, and at the annual Youth Summit.
I worked in consultation with Widgit and Stonewall to develop universal LGBTQ+ symbols (now included in InPrint), to give all people identifying as LGBTQ+ a voice to communicate and celebrate their identities. We have made symbolised posters and resources to promote access and entitlement for all to an LGBTQ+ inclusive education, and to validate the identities of all LGBTQ+ people.
As a Stonewall Training Partner I have delivered the ‘Preventing and Tackling Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying’ train the trainer course, and co-delivered SEND specific courses with Stonewall trainers. I regularly audit Stonewall training and programme content to improve accessibility for all.
Contact me for guidance in supporting autistic LGBTQ+ children and young people and those with SEND, either directly, through pupil, staff and family workshops, and proactively through ensuring policies, procedures, practices (e.g. the curriculum) and core values are fully inclusive of and accessible to all pupils and their families.
Education, Youth and Adult Organisations
I offer consultation and development work for schools, colleges and youth and adult settings, including employers, in all areas of disability awareness and improvement, through bespoke training and in-house or virtual support.
This includes advice around all aspects of SEND leadership and quality assurance, training, guidance and strategies for staff, and training and workshops for families on a range of subjects to help them better understand and support their loved one.
I deliver workshops for pupils, students and residents, and work directly with people to help them celebrate their unique identity, and develop sensory regulation strategies. I am passionate about exploring communication differences and ways to amplify an individual’s voice and ensure their needs are understood and met by those who educate, care for or employ them.
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I plan and deliver bespoke and needs-led training to a range of audiences in a broad range of areas related to SEND. For example, I wrote and delivered ‘Developing an Understanding of Autism’ modules for student teachers at The University of Nottingham for over 10 years.
Throughout the restrictions of COVID-19, I have continued to deliver virtual training, workshops and webinars to schools, local authorities, youth services, workplaces and wider organisations, for example The Samaritans. I also regularly provide training for the National Autistic Society across a range of areas.
For any support around autism / SEND, including training and workshops on communication based on Is That Clear? Effective Communication in a Neurodiverse World, contact me for more information.
Speaking at Events and Conferences
I am an experienced public speaker. Engagements have included national conferences, seminars and workshops for the National Autistic Society (NAS), Stonewall, and the National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS), as well as for smaller organisations.
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