Services for Individuals
I am BOTH Expert by Training AND Expert by Experience.
My offer is unique: I have experienced autism from every possible angle.
- I am a Psychiatrist, earning my Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) in 2013.
- I am a mother of two kids on the spectrum.
- My wonderful husband - of course, on the spectrum, too - and I have been together for nearly 20 years.
- I was diagnosed with Atypical Autism myself in 2016.
I am here for you, to accompany you through the decision process, with guidance as appropriate.
I will also explain what to expect during an assessment and how to prepare for it to make it as productive as possible.
Not only that, I will also give you tips on choosing the most qualified diagnostician, and will give you recommendations/private referral.
Mentoring & "life coaching"
Services for Healthcare Professionals
You risk prosecution. Everyday, you may be breaking the law - unintentionally, of course. You didn't know. You didn't know what you didn't know.
Unfortunately, lack of training doesn't stand in the court of law.
The Autism Act 2009 - which made history as the first disability-specific law passed by Westminster parliament EVER! - clearly states that NHS must make provisions for patients on Autism Spectrum.
The Equality Act 2010 bans discriminating based on any one of the "protected characteristics": disability is one of them, along with gender, age, race, sexual orientation, etc.
Autism is specifically listed as a potential "disability".
I offer the full benefits of my knowledge - personal experience & professional expertise - to you: as in-house sessions, webinars and online courses. Flexible & fully customisable.
Professional Qualifications and Experience
Also, remember that I am a PSYCHIATRIST, a Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK). This means Ihave knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, from a professional point of view, too.
Personal qualifications & experience
I also have personal experience of autism from any perspective possible: not only I have a diagnosis of Atypical Autism myself (just barely missing the diagnosis of Asperger's), I also have nearly18 years of experience parenting my lovely son & daughter (both have been diagnosed with both Asperger's & ADHD). I am also a wife to a wonderful, kind, caring and loving man on the spectrum - my soulmate. I have an older brother with classic ADHD & autistic traits, and my father is solidly on the autism spectrum. Autism 360 degrees..
My Teaching Qualifications & Experience
Employers & Educators Services
Schools, Universities, Community Colleges and Polytechs AND Employers: you all have a legal duty under The Equality Act 2010.
The duty to make REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS. How do you decide what is REASONABLE?
What is the best way to support your student who seems to produce excellent written assignments but struggles to participate in classroom discussions?
Managers, HR, SENCOs & Disability Coordinators of institutions of Higher & Further Education: I want to help you to answer these questions!
Disability impact assessment
"Job coaching" or workplace coaching
maximum flexibility of service delivery
I. THE RETAINER OPTION. If you are a large organisation, and are likely to need my consulting services more than once a year, I would recommend this option. You benefit from:
1) a substantial discount on my consulting services;
2) a similar discount on my face-2-face corporate sessions in autism training
3) FREE access to my Autism Intro course on Udemy (in development, due for release in September 2019).
II. FREELANCE CONTRACT.
My Process: bespoke quality & affordability
The all-important first step: we discuss your (or your organisation's) learning needs. Most often, it can be done over phone or during a video chat. In some cases I may have a good idea of those needs, thanks to the wide range of my experiences. But your input is essential.
Your bespoke teaching session is created: no one-size-fit-all material. You have an opportunity to review the planned teaching session at least once, and we can iron any wrinkles off at this stage
This is when the session is delivered. At the end of the session, there will be time to ask questions and fill-in the written feedback forms.
With the feedback provided, I review the content and the form of the session, always aiming to improve.