Starting a new business in 2020 was … well, I am really not sure HOW to describe it! Different? Frustrating? Constantly changing? Draining? Exhilarating? Soul destroying? Amazing? Unexpected? Challenging? Rewarding?
Yes, all of these and probably many more! However, autism act survived year 1 of business, with a wider audience served, 12 x 5 star reviews on google business, regular and returning customers, the 1st parent course run, 24 workshops delivered on a Tuesday evening and local schools purchasing hourly packages of support.
autism act is proud to still be here and ready to embrace 2021, whatever it has in store. Many things are still uncertain; testing for secondary schools, managing more online learning, changing goal posts for schools, staff shortages, sending bubbles home and of course, meeting the needs of autistic pupils and other pupils with SEND. And it can’t be denied there are challenges in the immediate future for all of us which will test our resilience and emotional and mental health.
For autism act, the start to 2021 will be much the same as the end of 2020, although school visits in a currently Tier 4 area is going to be tricky, with some visits already cancelled as schools here remain closed until 18th January. Despite the uncertainty, you can still rely on autism act for some things:
- Online consultation service for schools and parents
- Tuesday evening workshops, with 6 new topics for the Spring Term
- Online staff meetings, with bespoke workshops for your school’s needs
- A regular blog on the website
- An active facebook page
- A visuals making service
All delivered in the same manner:
- Bespoke to your needs
- Up to date and relevant
- Promoting difference not deficit
The tag line ‘supporting those who support an autistic child or young person’ evolved over 2020 but it really is what I do through the services offered. In a year where it is still unclear what can be relied on, rest assured you can rely on the services provided by autism act.