Absolutely delighted to have been invited by the prestigious International Federation of Aromatherapists to give a 2 hour webinar talk at 7pm on Wednesday 25th October 2023.

The talk will be all about Indian Head Massage and therapeutic touch to the back, shoulders, arms, hands, neck, head and face as well as ways to have fun with it and mix things up a bit so that even the touch averse and non verbal can interact and be empowered.

These techniques will also be explained and explored on a proven neuroscientific level which I always find so exciting !

I’m so looking forward to meeting everyone.

Keep an eye out here for the link to join as well as any additional information.


The EXPO is back !!!

Come and meet like-minded people, share stories, talk to an expert in one of our clinics, get answers to questions as well as support and advice, and hear some wonderful and impactful speakers.

I am super proud to be the Well Being Ambassador for this prestigious charity, this AKO family of passionate, dedicated and tireless volunteers who are determined to bring about change, understanding and belief.

The charity promotes the inclusion and equality of children and adults with an autism spectrum condition throughout society.

The incredible speakers this year include
Carrie Grant MBE a BAFTA award winning broadcaster with a TV and music career spanning 40 years.
Ben Pearson, an autistic fashion entrepreneur who recently wowed the investors of Dragon’s Den
Gemma Long of on Leading The Change
Alphonso Archer, Creative Music Leader at Venturer’s Academy since 2016 and who has Savant Syndrome

All clinics will be held during the afternoon.
I am thrilled and so chuffed to have been invited to hold my own as part of this empowering day.

So please come along and say hello !

Tickets available from the Anna Kennedy Online Charity website as well as Facebook, Twitter and linkedIn.

AKO EXPO 25 June 2022

For the FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS all of us at the AKO family are thrilled and excited to be back at Brunel University,London for the Anna Kennedy Online Autism Expo after having had to previously share it online due to Covid.

Anna Kennedy Online created the AKO Autism EXPO to bring support and information to as many families, carers and professionals as we can.
“It is a time to meet like minded people, share stories, talk with an expert in one of our clinics and to find out more about Autism and its related conditions”.
Everyone is giving their time for free as Anna Kennedy Online is dedicated to promoting the inclusion and equality of children and adults with an autism spectrum condition throughout society.We are a MASSIVELY passionate team!

The event is an action packed day on 25th June with a whole team of people headed up by Dr Anna Kennedy OBE, with incredible speakers and afternoon clinics where you can seek all sorts of advice from EHCP’s,legal advice, therapies, knowledge and real solid help. Autism and other neurodiversities are for life and this day will bring all sorts of help as your neurodiverse children become neurodiverse adults.

I am delighted ,as the Wellbeing Ambassador for the charity, to be sharing my therapies to ease issues and challenges and to help grow your child to their full potential. I also have a whole stack of legal advice for SEN parents due to my personal as well as professional journey with four neurodiverse children.
So please come and say hello !!

Speakers include the fabulous Carrie Grant MBE, Alessandra Bester, Brian Bird, Gemma Long and Alphonso Archer .

To book your tickets and find out more information please click on the link below.
AKO Autism Expo


HUGELY EXCITED to be a part of this powerful week of celebrating, advocating for and educating about neurodiversity !!

Neurodiversity Celebration Week, in partnership with LEXXIC (‘Empowering Neurodiversity’) are hosting this incredible event.


Every single event is completely free of charge and the itinerary for every day is packed with important, impactful information.


I shall be representing Anna Kennedy Online Charity and will be on the panel for * Understanding and Empowering Neurodiversity in Children* with Dr Anna Kennedy OBE on Tuesday 22 March from 2.30pm – 4pm GMT.


The week is just bursting with talks and panels hosted by some truly inspiring people and leaders in their field.


Please click on the link below to register for free and to see the huge array of talks and events.



Following all my free daily therapy and advice tips which I posted absolutely everywhere I possibly could throughout Covid and the Lockdowns, just to reach out and keep people going wherever I could, my work was picked up by the lovely Josie Ortiz of the Autism Family Support Group , a free public Facebook group with a large following.


I am truly delighted to have been invited to share a workshop at 1.30pm GMT with families  and anyone else who is warmly invited, on “The “Power Of Touch”, where I shall be freely sharing tools, tips, lots of  VERY exciting proven neuroscientific knowledge , as well as techniques to self administer and to share on a friends and family basis.

This will be a very empowering and I hope , inspiring, workshop because I really do adore so much sharing all the experience and expertise that I can.


Knowledge is power and when you feel lost or isolated, it is so important to have the tools to be able to cope, survive … and then THRIVE !!

You might not have got the journey you expected but it can still be a very beautiful, rewarding and rich experience.

We really are in this together and as a parent of three out of four neurodivergent children , who were each written off at some stage,  and yet have gone on to achieve more than I could have dreamed of, it will be a pleasure to walk with you all for a while as a real person with a real journey, and not just as a professional of 14 years specialised experience to date.


Places can be booked direct from Josie at the Autism Family Support Group and they are totally FREE of charge.

I look forward so much to seeing you there !

Project Aspie – Open Space Initiative

During Lockdown, the dynamic and innovative founder of Project Aspie , Graeme Croton, kindly invited me to attend via Zoom, some of his Open Space Initiative sessions which are National Lottery  Community and Government funded .

They run every Wednesday evening from 7pm – 8pm and are literally an open space for autistic people of all ages , abilities and backgrounds to come together and discuss their challenges, the negatives, the positives as well as advice and support during lockdown and now transitioning into whatever our new “normal” will be. They are particularly crucial during this time of adapting to change, being resilient and focusing on our mental health.


The groups are open, welcoming and friendly.

I couldn’t recommend this more !!

I’ve learned as well as shared so much. It’s been a brilliant idea and so needed !

And it’s all free of charge so that anyone can access it regardless of financial circumstances.


Coming very soon I shall be offering free ten minute “bite size workshops” on various therapies for these Open Space Initiative Sessions.  I am SO looking forward to it !!!! And thrilled to have been asked. These sessions have been so helpful to people and  actually helped enormously to get them through these strange times so it’s a genuine, heartfelt honour to be invited to be a part of it.

Thank you Graeme !

Please click below to register for the sessions and to find out more about Project Aspie or simply call 0121 312 0587


Currently the Open Space Initiative are having ten minute bite sized workshops in CBT so don’t miss out !


Watch this space to find out when I will be delivering my own workshops !

Massage for Autism and ADHD – series of Zoom workshops for the IHM Community UK

It was with enormous gratitude and joy that I shared three two hour workshops on massage for autism and ADHD along with the neuroscientific proven research to the Indian Head Massage Community on 6th February, 16th February and 6th March 2021.

As a specialist member of the Panel, it was just so gorgeous to share some tips, techniques and the incredible powers of neuroplasticity as we begin to emerge out of Lockdown. I do get so carried away and we had enormous fun whilst learning and sharing some really important knowledge. We need this work out there more than ever before as mental health hits global crisis levels, not just for the neurodiverse but for the neurotypical too.


A big, warm thank you to Mary Atkinson, Co-Founder of the UK Indian Head Massage Community for so kindly facilitating this. 

PROJECT ASPIE “Special Open Space Initiative” 31st March 2021

I am delighted to have been invited by Graeme Croton, founder of the Aspie Project, as a special guest to take part in the “Special Open Space Initiative” Online Group Event on March 31st from 7pm-8pm GMT.


Open Space One-to-One Initiative, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Government, has been helping and supporting autistic people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been and continues to support with online One-to-One mentoring sessions and online Zoom Group sessions focusing on adapting to change during Covid-19 and autism shared lived experiences,behavioural challenges, isolation, loneliness, mental health and wellbeing, amongst a whole host of topics.


This initiative is geared towards bringing the autism community together throughout Covid-19, to support each other, gain advice, brainstorm ,share ideas and help each other. What an absolutely wonderful concept !!


On Wednesday 31st March the Open Space Initiative will be focusing on Adapting To Change during Covid-19 from an autistic perspective.

This Special Online Group Event is a build-up to celebrating World Autism Day on 2 April 2121 and Autism Awareness week.

I am SUPER PROUD to be a part of something so special and so invaluable.

To find out more click on the link below:

“Live Wires” Seminar for Bright Horizons 22 April 2021

I am absolutely delighted to have been invited as the guest panellist to the “Live Wires” seminar with Emma Willars on 22 April 2021 12.30-1.15pm GMT for  the Bright Minds’ Work & Family Event.


This webinar is about Parenting Children and Young People with Autism, ADHD and Asperger’s.

We will be chatting about balancing work and family when you have a child with special needs and I will be sharing tips, advice and experience about this as well as arming yourselves with as much SEN knowledge as possible . It will all be live, with question and answer sessions included, which I especially love because it is real, natural, direct and impactful.

The audience capacity will be up to 3000 people who I literally cannot wait to meet, share with and also learn from .


Emma has worked in Learning and Development for over 20 years. Director and lead consultant at Work Life Now, she supports employers and employees with models and solutions for better work-life integration:  creating content – facilitating virtual workshops – forwarding diversity and inclusion strategies. Emma organises 10 seminars a year for Bright Horizons Work & Family Academy which she supports by delivering events for working parents and neurodiversity. A dedicated and motivational lady who is right up my street !


Thank you for inviting me on !



I am absolutely overjoyed and full of gratitude to be invited back again this year to speak at the Anna Kennedy Online AKO AUTISM EXPO. Apparently my talk last year was “very popular” which was just so lovely to hear because everything I do, I do with all my heart and with so much thought.

The expo will take place on Friday 26 – Saturday 27th March 2021. Details can be found at and I will post a direst link to the event nearer the time.


I remember buzzing for weeks and weeks after the 2020 AKO Expo because it was a glorious and very powerful two days of listening to some truly great and inspiring people.

I learned so much from them and felt motivated and full of even more energy than usual after listening to them !!

I cannot wait to hear all the amazing speakers who will be joining me at this very valuable event and I look forward to learning and growing even more in this much needed field . It is a powerful feeling to be surrounded by positive, motivated people all giving their time because they believe so much in this work.

Thank you for asking me back !

Click on link below for all information and tickets:

AKO Autism Expo 2021