Willard Wigan – The King of Tiny Art

I met Willard Wigan at the Autism Show earlier this year. I had heard him speak before on TedX and also saw his incredible show at Ripley’s Believe it or Not (that was a unique place, so sad it’s closed), but hearing him speak to autistic and non-autistic people about his experiences growing up in … Continue reading Willard Wigan – The King of Tiny Art

Opening a closing door

Firstly autism is not a mental health disorder; it’s a neurological condition that affects the brain. Autistic people are different, but that difference need not be a disadvantage. Read that again. Autistic people are individual and their autism presents itself as uniquely and individually as they are. In my opinion, a person’s autism is so … Continue reading Opening a closing door

Express Yourself – Autism Education & Exploration

One of the voluntary organisations I work in partnership with to deliver the #happyinschool project is Kingston based Express CIC. Express is a user-led voluntary organisation set up in 2012 with the aim of building a better future for young autistic people in the community, encompassing Kingston Upon Thames, Richmond, Surbiton, Ewell, Tolworth, Claygate, Long … Continue reading Express Yourself – Autism Education & Exploration

SEND Futures Conference

I attended the SEND Futures Conference organised by Richmond & Kingston’s provider of Children’s Services, Achieving for Children. Over 325 teachers, SENDCOs, voluntary sector organisations and charities, attended the spacious venue at Twickenham Stoop. There were presentations on a number of issues including Whole School Send and SCERTS (a framework for delivering intervention for children … Continue reading SEND Futures Conference

Flyers at the ready

In addition to organising my thoughts, I’m getting my marketing information ready for the Autism Conference in Kingston, UK on March 20. I’d originally made some ‘home-spun’ flyers in word (I know:) but hopped over to a well-known online marketing shop and knocked up these beauties a couple of day’s ago. They have a huge … Continue reading Flyers at the ready