Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell Sarah will be talking about the work she does with young people, helping them to understand, explore and accept their diagnosis.  There is very little opportunity for this to happen and she is often the first person they have had the chance to explore their thoughts and feelings around their diagnosis with. She mainly work with autistic young people, however they often have other neurodivergent diagnosis. 

She would like delegates to understand the importance of this work and how impactful advocacy and self-advocacy as a result, is.


Hello everyone, I’m Sarah. 

I am a qualified mainstream primary school teacher, a qualified SENCO and in addition to this, I have a Masters Degree in Autism (children) from Birmingham University. I began teaching in 1994 and have been a class teacher, SENCO, Inclusion Leader, Assistant Head in that time.  I began my career in autism in 2015, when I became an autism specialist teacher for Essex County Council.    

I’ve been working as an independent autism specialist teacher, consultant and trainer since January 2020.   I have taken the skills and knowledge from all the roles I have had in my 28 years in education and created my ‘professional mixing bowl’ which has helped me grow my business, autism act, where I support with advice, consultancy and training in primary and secondary schools in the south of Essex.

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