Autism Peer Education
Treating the family as the workforce
Jenny Loughran talks about the narrative and the importance of language whilst working with families
Autism Vulnerable Children and Exploitation
Zones of Regulation
Introduction to PDA
An introductory video about PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) This video is just over 20 minutes long and covers lots of information, Read More
Emma Mander &
Emma and Meg, co-founders of Great Minds Together, and leaders of this project talk about what is available to Read More
Demand Avoidance of the PDA kind
A video created for PDA Day 2019 to help raise awareness of how the PDA profile of autism can present, combining experiences kindly shared by children, young people, and adults.
Joe Fautley speaks about growing up with autism and how he hasn’t let him hold him back. He also shares some helpful tips on how to manage stress and anxiety.
When this happens I always need time to rest and adjust. However if there are times when I do not have the opportunity to rest effectively I can become unwell.”
Andy Smith talks about his life in this inspiring video and gives an insight into what has helped him with his mental health as an autistic person. Andy is an autistic advocate who has set up an amazing online community called Spectrum Gaming, a friendly and accepting space for autistic young people who have a shared passion for gaming.
Geraldine Hills talks about emotional resilience and how this got her through some difficult times as a parent of an autistic young person with additional needs. Geraldine talks about how she turned her experience into something positive by inspiring others and helping other parents and carers, a support she wished was there when she was going through the process.
Inclusive Choice Consultancy
We discuss Paul’s Journey working for CPO.
Stephen Ryder &
Stephen Ryder and Maureen Favill talk about their Grimbsy Full Families and Children in Need project, and the support they provide for families. They discuss the importance of respite for families and providing a much needed listening ear.
Angie Graham &
Angie Graham is a Psychotherapist and runs CUDOX Wellbeing CIC. Angie is a parent of a child with SEND. Angie is joined by one of her Children and Young People’s Counsellors,
Jenny Loughran is a parent of an autistic child and talks about strategies she found helpful in managing her child’s mental health needs. Jenny also talks about what she wishes she knew when the family initially received her child’s diagnosis.
Jenny formed Action4SEND with two other parents which is a successful parent and carer support group that provides a wealth of information to families on their platform. In addition, Jenny has been volunteering for Great Minds Together, supporting other families that are going through the process she has had to navigate and is now part of the NHS Health Education England Peer Education Programme.