I received much positive feedback from colleagues since the workshop last week including “The presenters and content were stellar” and “What an excellent workshop!” Colleagues have already been proposing simple changes that would benefit all staff including those with autism. More than just practical changes though, I hope your session leads to more of an acceptance of people’s differences and unique perspectives at work. Johnathan facilitated a wonderful group and I personally learned a lot that I will use in my professional and personal life. Helen’s contributions truly made a big impact on attendees. Their eloquent personal stories gave insight into the struggles and successes that autistic people face.
AWARE has been working with Manar at Living Autism since just before lockdown as a result of AWARE being involved in a new project to support parent carers of children and young people who are on the waiting list for a neurodiversity assessment.
I find it pretty hard to believe that we have not actually been in the same room as Manar since early March when our eclectic mix of autism trainers (professionals from health and education; VCS and experts with lived experience) did two very full days of interesting and helpful face to face training with Manar.
Since then, Manar has supported us virtually: her friendly manner and professional expertise have been readily available to us and she has taken time to help us to develop relevant resources which we hope will be really helpful to the families we are supporting.
I firmly believe that the relationship that we are making now, albeit virtually, will prove very positive long term for AWARE and the support we provide for our members.
Thank you!
Thank you so so much, words cannot even begin to express how grateful and thankful I am for all your support all the way. And we have come a very long way!!  …
Once again, keep doing what you are doing. You are impacting lives, God bless you!

Excellent course. I would suggest the service puts it on for as many employees as possible.

Every staff member has been very loving indeed while teaching H many independent  skills that he was never able to perform before. We are for example able to go out with him, sit in restaurants, cinema, coffee shops and shopping as normal without incidences, his comprehension and behaviour  is much better as well as many other improvements… Thanking you for everything for it was you that found T..B… as it changed all our lives to the better by leaps and bounds.

I am very grateful for everything that you did, you truly made all of us and my son so happy.

“I enjoyed the course thoroughly. The content was informative and educational to professional and personal life.”

“This was superb training. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Various activities helped put us in the shoes of someone with autism/dementia. The training session flew by as it was so interesting.”