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Lea Bamford on Supporting Children with Autism

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Lea Bamford on Supporting Children with Autism


Lea Bamford has worked with children who have additional needs as an inclusion worker and also has personal experience of children on the autistic spectrum.

She has set up a sports and social group for children with special education needs in her local community, so that they can access sports and feel that they are part of a team. It is a registered charity, where she works hard as the director to fund raise and continue to raise awareness of these conditions.

In this interview, Lea discusses children with autism and how their behaviour communicates a need, sensory processing, self-regulation, stimming behaviours, what a setting may feel like to a child with autism and social expectations from others.

Find Lea’s Facebook page here: @inclusivesportsforchildrenwithsen

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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie