My name is Heidi Mayer and I am the lead for autism at Castle Wood School.
I am a primary ( NQT ) trained teacher, PE as my main subject with further qualifications in SEN from Warwick University and a diploma in autism from Birmingham University. I have attended training and implemented in settings PECS, SCERTS, TEACCH, Social stories, Comic strip Conversations, Sensory Integration, Team Teach, challenging behaviour and am trained to deliver parents programmes including Early Bird and the Cygnet programme.
I have supported children with autism across all settings in Coventry, both mainstream and special schools ranging from 3 to 18 years.
I have developed and implemented training packages to a range of services about autism, impacting on settings provision and understanding in schools and health services.
I am committed to developing strategies to ensure students especially those with Autism are able to reach their potential and find learning motivating. I aim to ensure that everyone understands about autism.