Director & Senior Autism Consultant
Emma Griffiths, a senior Autism Consultant and specialist teacher with over 16 years of experience of working with children with autism and their families. Emma started teaching in 2003, after completing a degree in Psychology and a PGCE with Qualified Teacher status went on to teach in variety of Mainstream and Special needs settings. Emma’s main experience was within the Special Needs sector as a Autism Specific teacher, where completing a master’s degree at Birmingham University, attending TEACCH training with Gary Mesibov and specialising in teaching and delivering a curriculum for children that are non-verbal. Emma also works with a local authority on a part-time basis as autism Consultant.
” I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and expertise on Autism and SEND education that I have gathered over my career as SEND teacher with a specialism in Autism. I enjoy delivering training not just to schools but also to private settings supporting Autism Awareness across the workplace. The diversity of my role has given me a new lease in life and I love the difference each day brings. I still teach, which I think is important when offering a consultancy service as I still understand the demands within the education sector but I am also on up to date with the what services need to do to keep in line with government changes!”
North West Autism and SEND Consultancy is a new company, it is established on years of experience in specialist teaching, qualifications and is at the cutting edge of autism and special needs delivery. This company firmly believes in sharing and supporting children with autism and special needs to achieve their potential. Emma also works for the National Autism Society as a moderator assessing schools for Autism Accreditation in different settings.
Emma has spoken at both Autism Shows in both Manchester and Birmingham around sensory issues, restricted eating and autism in June 2019 and is really gaining momentum as a leading trainer for both families and professionals in the field of Autism. After recently speaking at National Education Union training on Child Mental Health and Autism & Anxiety for school staff, NW Autism & SEND is constantly evolving to meet the diverse needs of children in today’s challenging society. In addition, I am speaking at the January 2021 National TES Show which is a virtual SEND Conference.
Graham, a SEND teacher for five years within a special needs setting, is a great addition to NW Autism & SEND Consultancy and has taken up a Senior SEND role this September. Graham obtained a Law Degree before becoming a Police Officer in 1996; qualifying to Sergeant and Inspector Ranks over 17 years service. Graham is also a Adult Mental Health First aid trainer with MHFA England and is now delivering regular training across the UK.
In 2013 he obtained a PGCE, from Edge Hill University, and spent 5 years as an SEN Teacher at a specialist school. Giving Graham a wealth of experience and expertise; especially within the areas of Safeguarding, Mental Health Awareness, SEND support and interventions. He offers training and support to a variety of settings.
With a Designated Safeguard Lead qualification and Mental Health First Aider status, he can only benefits your workplace. CPD has always been a passion of Graham, and he loves to share his enthusiasm for learning. Recent Mental Health Survival courses, for adults working in education, have been extremely well received.
SPD and ASC Educational Consultant
She has worked in a variety of setting over the years and is a holistic teacher specialist. Beth is a trained in dance movement psychotherapy and is a trained Rebound Therapist. Beth works all over the country advising schools and settings on inclusion of children/young adults with autism and sensory processing difficulties. Beth is a self-confessed sensory processing geek and is passionate about training people in this area. Beth has been nominated by the CPD group for trainer of the year 2023 and is definitely a woman on a mission to change the UK’s outlook on SPD.
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