My Story

I live in Abu Dhabi with my husband, daughter and son. We emigrated from England back in 2015. I qualified as a teacher back in 2007 and went straight into Special Needs Education after spending a gap year working in New York at a camp for young people with physical disabilities. I was so inspired and what started off as a 6 month experienced, shaped the path of my life. However, my true learning came from the teaching of my two wonderful children over the past decade, as I have deepened my interest in neurodiversity and my passion for equality for all.

In our family, we have a range of labels that support us and others to develop a greater understanding of what works best for us to live life to the fullest. We, like many others, are differently wired and we find ease and joy in leaning into our strengths with acceptance and compassion.

I'm an advocate for a strength-based approach to what may be seen as a disability. I believe that neurological conditions are within the normal spectrum of the human experience and might even be considered as advantageous evolutionary adaptations. A diagnosis is simply a label that sits us outside of a box of cultural convenience.

"I believe in a strength-based approach to what may be seen as a disability."

My Mission

I support the emotional and mental well-being of children and adults by raising awareness and sharing my knowledge and skills that I've developed over the years. 

I intend to bring people together and create a community of like-minded people who can share and learn from each other. 

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