People with autism and their families feel that there is a need for more people to have some understanding of autism not just being aware of it’s existence. They often feel judged especially when there is a sudden change in behaviour. There are reasons why behaviours occur and why an autistic person acts the way they do. With a little understanding some of the myths around autism can be busted and you are able to understand why somebody may act that little bit differently to what you would expect.
Heather has over seven years experience delivering autism training across a range of organisations and providers.
During her time with The National Autistic Society she has delivered training to parent groups, museums, theatres, football club staff, theme parks, retail shops, local authorities and others.
She will deliver bespoke training for you to fit the time available and the clientele who she will be speaking to.
Whilst at the National Autistic Society Heather worked with local authorities helping them to implement the Adult Autism Strategy and managed a network for the south east of England Local Authority Autism Leads.
During this time she also advised museums, theme parks, football clubs, music festivals on how to
make their buildings and events more accessible for autistic people and advised on how they can
open up to their local autistic community.
She was also the main consultant for Circus Starr to develop their ‘Show and Tell’ visual story app which won an award at The National Autistic Society’s Professional Awards 2015.
If you would like to find out more please contact us.