Schools improvement – Autism Practice

“From ‘corridor crush’ to the sounds and smells of the canteen, #autistic children find the sensory environment in mainstream school intolerable.” 71% of autistic child are taught in mainstream schools that are built for children who are not neurodiverse.” Read my full article, published in National Autistic Society’s Autism Practice Guide. Education and neurodiversity are … Continue reading Schools improvement – Autism Practice

How inclusive is your workplace, really?

Is your workplace really inclusive? What does inclusive mean to you as a parent or employee? Have you personally felt that being at work means you can’t be yourself? (I was that person, which is why I’m a happy self-employed unicorn:) Money can’t buy happiness, but there is a balance to be struck, especially if … Continue reading How inclusive is your workplace, really?

Managing lockdown with autistic/ADHD kids indoors

Managing lockdown during a pandemic might be one of the most difficult things you ever need to do with your autistic or ADHD child. The key consideration when engaging children with additional needs, is to ensure their comfort and well-being, during play time. Lockdown is already a cause of anxiety for many kids with autism … Continue reading Managing lockdown with autistic/ADHD kids indoors

Tackling subconscious bias in health & social care

“As the fourth largest employer in the world the NHS recognises it must be a role model of diversity and equality to which others can aspire.”  This quote is from an article published a few year’s ago in HR Magazine It’s an editorial that’s a few years old, and reads well as a strategy document … Continue reading Tackling subconscious bias in health & social care

Coming clean about mental health

I feel this might be the first post of many on this issue. I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health, what it means for people who are affected and those who support them. You probably know someone who is having difficulties with mental health issues right now. You may have had episodes yourself in … Continue reading Coming clean about mental health