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

Autism & Mental Health Autistic Society Conference 2021

So on March 11 this happened – I gave a talk for the UK’s National Autistic Society. As a published author you do get asked to write opinion pieces and give talks, but I never take this for granted; it was an honour. If you’re new here, do take a nosy at my book, and … Continue reading Autism & Mental Health Autistic Society Conference 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week

A closer look at attachment. As we slide into Children’s Mental Health Week from the Charity Place2Be, we can feel that the ongoing situation is storing up serious emotional issues for the current younger generation. On the whole, lots of our primary aged children have displayed extraordinary resilience and kindness in the last year: although … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health Week

I feel good -dana,dana, dana -dah! (to the James Brown tune)

I’m not afraid of hard work. I raised two kids and held down a demanding career in corporate communications pretty much single-handed, until I married in my late forties and finally realised what day-to-day support felt like. I nursed my mother when she moved in with us and still carried on working and sorting out … Continue reading I feel good -dana,dana, dana -dah! (to the James Brown tune)

Connected by Autism

As a JKP author, I’m so excited to be taking part in this brand new event – called Connected by Autism. Check out the promo video. If you’re interested, the event is now up online here – – and selling tickets! Attendees can get £10 off until 22nd Feb with the code EARLYBIRD at checkout. But if you don’t … Continue reading Connected by Autism