I offer bespoke training on topics such as Autism Awareness and Adapting Practice, and have a particular interest in autism and mental health. I can also offer the support planning training with a specific autism focus. I have teaching qualifications and over 18 years of experience as both teacher and trainer.
I am the Public Champion for Mobilising Community Assets with NHS England (London) and part of their Personalisation and Self-Care team. I'm also Vice-Chair of HAIL, a learning disability and mental health service provider, which set up and hosted Stars in the Sky, the user-run learning disability dating agency.
I have been an approved trainer and consultant for the National Autistic Society since January 2016.
Location: Anywhere I can get to! UK and International.
Fees: Autism training is bespoke and therefore fees are dependent on your requirements, but will be competitive.
Bio: I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 41, having previously experienced mental health issues throughout his life. I was a teacher in Brazil, where I lived for seven years. On my return to the UK, I worked in Direct Payments (DP's) specifically for people with a learning disability, many of whom were autistic. I worked to remove the barriers to having the choice and control that DP's offered, which included making very complex information more accessible.
I have recently delivered bespoke autism training to IAPT students and to the mental health staff team in Harrow for CNWL NHS Trust. The feedback is always positive and trainees seem to find me an engaging speaker. Occasionally, people even laugh at my jokes...