Every child is a unique individual, with different abilities and needs.

At times, it can seem difficult to know what is best to do to help our child.

There is a lot of information about supporting autism out there, which can be confusing and conflicting. 

There is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach that ‘works’. 

Each child is different and will therefore have different learning, communication and sensory needs.

Using my expertise and experience, I help parents and carers by:

Examples of specific themes of support I can help with:

I can teach you strategies that will really make a difference!

Over the past 10 years, I have taught many children with a wide range of complex needs and abilities.

I have learnt many helpful, evidence-based strategies that really help children to understand, communicate, learn and make good progress.

Children with autism learn differently. We therefore need to parent and teach differently.

Steph Reed autism specialist teacher consultant

BA (Hons) Special needs, PGCE Early Years

- Former Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Inclusion Leader and Autism Outreach Leader.
- Qualified Teacher with over 10 Years teaching experience in special and mainstream schools.
- Involved in successful international projects such as developing an autism education program in Muscat, Oman


I had the privilege to have Steph as my son's teacher for 3 years. The work and dedication she has with children is amazing. She has done amazing progress with my son even though he is nonverbal and had extreme self injurious behaviours. Her understanding on each individuals needs is really spot on and she works very closely with them to get the best out of their abilities. Steph listens and cares, and to parents that's very important as makes you work together for the better !!! I cannot recommend Steph enough, she is just brilliant!
Ana Costa
Steph is a passionate, caring and experienced teacher who is knowledgeable about supporting and teaching children with autism. Her has a great ability to understand the individual needs of the child and adapt the setting. The child is regulated and ready to learn.
Harshita Patel
“In the time that Steph has been working with my school, I have been able to see a sustained improvement in the provision offered. This has been the case in the growing knowledge and skills of the staff she has worked alongside, the physical environment provided for pupils with ASD and the outcomes for those pupils"
Jessica Hutchison
Head Teacher, Grazebrook Primary School, London

Get in touch!

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