Isabelle is the mum of two extraordinary young people, one of whom has autism and other co-morbidities. She has decades of experience in navigating the labyrinth of education, social care and health services, most recently fighting to get her son out of an acute treatment unit and to have a positive and fulfilling life in the community.
She also has experience campaigning and working with the media (television, radio and press) and charities trying to achieve meaningful and positive change for people with autism, learning difficulties or both, who are still living in acute treatment units (ATUs).
Holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Autism Education she has over ten years experience of supporting children with SEN, most recently, being the Lead Practitioner for Autism in a Federation of six mainstream primary schools, providing reactive and proactive support, and managing its autism support team. She was a Local National Autistic Society Branch Secretary as well as the project manager of a local autism parent support group.
She is the parent representative on NHSE’s Stopping the Over-Medication of People with learning difficulties, autism or both (STOMP) campaign and Transforming Care Programme.