Whether your child has received a diagnosis of autism or you are in the process of exploring this as a possibility, you are on a journey of discovery. You will know your child better than anyone and can celebrate their uniqueness and potential, despite the challenges that arise from making sense of the world in a different way.

What I can offer




These include:

Getting to know your child through discussion with you and your child or young person, if appropriate

Helping you understand your child’s diagnosis

Discussion and exploration of specific areas of concern

Recommendations of strategies

Modelling of strategies

Signposting to, or creating specific resources for your child

Helping your child or young person understand their diagnosis and become more aware of their strengths

Summary notes with recommendations

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Parent workshops


Informal training/workshop sessions for small groups of parents/carers to increase knowledge and understanding of autism and share successes and practical strategies.

Please contact me if you are interested and I will inform you of planned sessions.

The Rainbow Course:


An eight-week course for parents and carers

The Rainbow course has been developed for parents and carers who have children or young people recently diagnosed with autism, are on the diagnosis journey, and for those who wish to explore more about autism.

I have developed this course with my colleague Angie Purdy who is also an independent specialist teacher for children and young people with autism and a tutor with Birmingham University.

We present the course together through live sessions via Zoom. Places are limited to twelve screens to ensure the opportunity for networking and learning from each other. Two family members may attend together on the same screen.

For more information on dates and cost please email rainbowparentcourse@gmail.com.


Course content:

Exploring Autism

Building on your understanding of your child

The world through their eyes

How to help your child make sense of what is going on around them

The art of communication

Understanding your child’s communication skills and how to support them

Being social

How to support your child’s social understanding

Sensational senses

Exploring differences in sensory processing and what it means for your child

Nurturing well-being and emotional regulation

Anxiety and helping your child understand how they feel

Behaviour as communication

Making sense of the tricky bits

Over to you

A bespoke session covering topics not covered in other sessions and decided by the group

Fees for Families Consultations

Initial 30-minute phone consultation: Free
Following phone consultations: £30 per 30 minutes
1 ½ hours home consultation via Zoom: £65
1 ½ hours home visit consultation: £85 + mileage @ 45p per mile from CM3 5NJ
Typed summary notes: £40
Report including descriptor of child or young person and recommendations: £70
Follow-up home visits for consultation or to work with the child or young person: £65 per hour
Arrangements can often be made with schools for observations to take place at school through parent funding. Fees are then charged at school rates. Please email to arrange a phone call to discuss the options available.
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