Independent Autism Advice Limited offers professional advice for adults supporting autistic children and young people, who may have co-occurring Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): Working to develop a child-centred approach to understanding autism and SEND, respecting the importance of the autistic voice and perspective.
A passionate, positive and inspired trainer, with over 20 years experience of autism, social communication, developmental and sensory processing differences and disabilities.
Seeking to increase an understanding of autism, to build an inclusive learning environment for autistic children and young people, vulnerable to social, emotional and physical exclusion.
Offering bespoke support, tailored to the needs of autistic children and young people. Working flexibly to provide practical advice, based on latest research and evidence-based practice.
“Thank you Trudi for delivering the SEND training in an informative and helpful way and for sharing ‘cutting edge’ and relevant information, which aids our understanding”
“Trudi has provided insightful and practical advice through different stages of my daughter’s school life, sharing her passion for autism”
“I find Trudi to be child focused, proactive and practical. Her reports are detailed with a great range of advice and strategies which are manageable and realistic. The children find her approachable and like working with her. Her passion for ASC is visible and backed up by a wealth of knowledge and experience”
“Trudi has helped hugely with her experience and understanding. Teaching us useful strategies and helping us to adjust to a life with a child with special needs. It was such a relief to have that much needed support from someone with her expertise. My son has benefited greatly because of Trudi’s involvement, as have I”
“Life is so busy and distracting sometimes you focus more on the moments of friction between you and your child, believing you have more negative than positive times with them. VIG™ has really helped me focus on the positive interactions I have with my child and reminded me that I have a lot of magical … Continue reading Pippa a parent
“When I contacted Trudi about my son, I was lost in a world I didn’t understand, it was honestly the best thing I could have done. I wish I had found her sooner. My son has been diagnosed with ADHD, ASD and PDA. She has been incredibly helpful and supportive not just to my son … Continue reading Sasha a parent
“My son, who is in Year 6, had been really struggling at school since he was in Year 3. I asked and asked to speak to the SENCO about his needs, but meetings were always put off. Trudi supported me by assessing my son’s needs and created a report that made the school sit up … Continue reading Maria a parent