Director & Senior Autism Consultant ~ Emma Griffiths BSC (Med) Hons

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.

” 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!”

Emma has been recently certified as a Bricks for Autism certified trainer in Lego Therapy, the UK’s leading Lego Therapy provision in Cambridge. See https://bricks-for-autism.com/about/ for further details. NW Autism & SEND Consultancy is the only provider within the North West that offers Licensed Lego Therapy, which is really exciting and is really starting to make an impact in the therapeutic world as a viable therapeutic approach for developing communication and social skills.

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.

SEND Consultant ~ Mr Graham Ramsey LLB (HONs) PGCE

Graham a SEND teacher for five years within the special needs setting is a great addition to NW Autism & SEND Consultancy and will taking up a Senior SEND role in September 2019. Graham studied for a Law Degree and started with Lancashire Police Force and served for 16 years within the force, gaining Sargent status. Working in both the Police and as a Teacher within the Special School Sector has given Graham a wealth of experience expertise, especially within the area of Safeguarding, Mental Health Awareness and SEND. Graham will be offering SEND and Safeguarding training from September to a variety of settings. So please get in touch for more details as this is an an extremely popular area for workplaces to have training in Mental Health issues.