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.
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.
We promote the social model of disability and can support you on your inclusive journey, bringing out the best in your Autistic learners and employees.
" 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