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Autism specific training, consultancy & tuition

Enhancing inclusion to advance achievement in your setting

Who is SPECTRUM Savvy?


Spectrum Savvy was established by Nicola Beldham in 2017. Nicola has worked with children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum in a range of settings and roles. She found her vocation in 1994 and ever since, has always strived for better understanding of the condition and for meaningful and valuable inclusion. 

Nicola has a degree in Human Communication, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a masters in Autism with distinction. She led a specialist Further Education team to be finalists for a National Autistic Society award for innovative practice.

Now through Spectrum savvy, Nicola supports others to address barriers to inclusion and promotes neurodiversity across a range of settings.

Why choose SPECTRUM Savvy?

  • Spectrum Savvy goes beyond just autism awareness. 
  • Spectrum Savvy shares an empathy, respect and appreciation of autism. 
  • A person-centred focus, highly reflective practice and a drive for meaningful inclusion are all at the heart of the Spectrum Savvy message and will all help to take your inclusive practice to the next level.
  • Spectrum Savvy stays savvy by continuously learning from autistic people to help you do the same. 
  • Spectrum Savvy promotes the Social Model of disability
  • Spectrum Savvy can support you on your inclusive journey,  meeting individual needs to bring out the best in your autistic learners and employees.

What we do...

Promoting Inclusive Education

  • Bespoke staff development delivery
  • Autism workshops for learners
  • Assembly delivery
  • Lesson observations
  • Curriculum Development 
  • Individual Support PLans
  • Equality Impact Assessment

Promoting Inclusive Communities

  • Bespoke autism workshops for employers
  • Autism specific Human Resources support
  • Autism workshops for community groups
  • Equality Impact Assessments

Building Skills for Learning, Life & Work

  • Project based learning, embedding key skills
  • Autism specific one to one or group tuition e.g.
  •      My Autism
  •      Social, emotional and thinking skills
  •     Independence skills
  •     Study skills
  •     Employability skills

Summer Workshop Sessions

Improving a community's understanding of autism

Understanding PDA (£9)

Thu, 30 Aug 2018. 6pm-8:15pm

As part of Spectrum Savvy's Summer Sessions series, I would like to invite you to an introduction to PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) by Julia Daunt. Julia was diagnosed with the condition when she was 12. She now lives in Nottinghamshire with her partner and spends a lot of her time supporting others with PDA, as well as giving talks and workshops nationwide. In this workshop you will learn about the traits of PDA, how they affect Julia day-to-day and some key strategies that can be used to help someone with PDA. There will be time at the end of the session to ask Julia questions.

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These sessions are taking place in Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire. If you would like something similar for your community, just get in touch!

Are you inclusive enough?

" The Equality Act 2010 requires that service providers must think ahead and take steps to address barriers that impede disabled people. In doing this, it is a good idea to consider the range of disabilities that your actual or potential service users might have. You should not wait until a disabled person experiences difficulties using a service, as this may make it too late to make the necessary adjustment."  www.edf.org.uk

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Please get in touch to make an enquiry or booking:


Spectrum Savvy

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

07581 503771



09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


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