Independent special needs consultancy offering a service to schools, children and families. Nicola Durrant is an experienced specialist teacher, a trainer for ‘The Autism Education Trust’ and a teacher/assessor of dyslexia. Other team members of ACE-SEN include an Autism Specialist Support, Early Years Consultant, EHCP Consultant and a hairdresser for special educational needs children.
I am someone who is passionate about helping autistic children and families. I thrive on being able to step inside their little world to understand how I can help them overcome the challenges they face and prepare them to become part of this big wide world!
Over the past 11 years, I have worked as an Autism Support Worker for a Local Authority. I have a vast array of experience at working intensively with those children who have more complex autistic needs who require support to talk, communicate and engage with the outside world. I have been so fortunate and feel very grateful to have had so many opportunities to work closely with parents, schools and children and see first hand that I have positively impacted on many lives which makes me feel really proud. I have always felt it such a privilege with every family that have opened their doors to let me in and help their child, to work together with them and put in place practical steps that will give their child the confidence to be in a world that they otherwise feel is unpredictable and chaotic.
At this time in my life a new door has opened and given me the opportunity to take my career and what I have to offer in a different direction. I feel it’s time to throw off some of the constraints that I have had to work within and have the freedom now to really provide the help and support needed for our autistic children. This is what makes everything I do so worthwhile, when a parent tells you: “It’s so good to find someone who gets my child, someone for the first time in three years I feel understands and knows what to do to help him and us as a family.”