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The role of the Attention Autism Centre team is to provide training to families, carers and professionals who are living and working with autistic children and young people. We aim to support children and young people to flourish through access to practical evidence-based methods and strategies. Attention Autism Ltd. is also home to the Curiosity Programme. The Curiosity Programme is for children and young people who are up to 2.6 years developmentally. Both programmes aim to further promote engagement, attention and communication. The approaches and techniques are simple, effective, and above all fun. They are delivered in a manner that is inclusive of the learning styles of autistic and other neurodivergent children and young people.

We provide a range of services to parents, carers, as and professionals, including teachers, health professionals, speech and language therapists and care workers. All these services can be found here on our website.

Our Credentials

40

Years Combined Experience

2000

Families Helps

8

Qualified & Licensed Practitioners

Meet the Team

Director, Co-Owner

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott is the Co-Owner and Director of Attention Autism Ltd is an Advanced Practitioner in the programme for over 10 years.

Lorraine’s background is in teaching children with Special Educational Needs, she has a specialism in working with autisitic children and young people.

Lorraine is from Belfast, Northern Ireland and was formerly Head of the Learning Support and Assessment Division at Middletown Centre for Autism, where she was responsible for overseeing the team who worked with children and young people who, despite support from autism specific services, still experienced significant challenges in their school environment, at home and in the community.

Lorraine formerly worked for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust as a Team Leader in an Autism Diagnostic and Support Service. Due to her experience in Health and Education settings, she was appointed as a member of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development group for Autism Screen in and Diagnosis. Prior to this Lorraine was employed as a Psychoeducational Therapist for the University of North Carolina, in the TEACCH Autism Programme and is currently a certified Advanced Consultant in the TEACCH Programme.

Lorraine has a MEd (distinction) in Special Education (Autism, Children) from the University of Birmingham.

Director, Co-Owner

Lyndsay Barlow

Lyndsay Barlow is a Director and Co-Owner of Attention Autism Ltd. and an experienced specialist autism teacher. Lyndsay was born in Zimbabwe and moved to England with her family when she was a teenager. Her previous roles have included being the Director of Autism in a special school and as such, had responsibility for the autistic children, 3 to 19 years of age, within that school.

Prior to that Lyndsay lead and managed the Autism Service within a Local Authority and was responsible for fostering the effective inclusion of children and young people with autism in mainstream schools. Lyndsay works as an Independent Autism consultant supporting families in their homes and she runs Attention Autism projects in Early Years provision, schools and after school services.

Lyndsay is also an Attention Autism and Curiosity Programme Advanced Practitioner delivering Attention Autism and Curiosity Training to many schools and Local Authorities.

Her delivery in training is consistently evaluated as inspiring!  Lyndsay has a MEd in Special Education (Autism, Children) from the University of Birmingham (distinction)

Gina Davies Attention Autism Founder

A Special word for our Founder

Gina Davies, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, is the founder and creator of Attention Autism and the Curiosity Programme.

Gina’s genius inspired us all in adapting our therapy and teaching styles to provide ‘irresistible invitations to learn’. Gina retired in 2023. We are ever grateful to her for the immense impact she had, and continues to have, on so many autistic children, young people and their families. Gina added to the quality of life for us all.

To promote a love of learning for life for autistic children and young people by providing irresistible invitations to learn.

Mission Statement

Our Vision

To foster environments where autistic children and young people will further develop their engagement, attention and communication

Our Values

Values, Integrity, Equity, Openness.

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