My name is Bernadette Louise. I am a SEND Professional, by academia and by experience.
I am a Parent of two children with Additional Needs and am also on the Autism Spectrum myself. I have muddled through life as a misdiagnosis, and now am in a place where I can help others through my work.
My two ‘jobs’ that I somehow manage to squeeze in alongside my children, is one as a Creative Practitioner, I have been a self-employed Artist and writer since 2006, and, two, I am proud to represent other Parent Carers in my role as a Parent Carer Rep and consult on a variety of issues in my Local Area of Worcestershire and beyond (including working in coproduction with the LA, CCG, WCF, NHS).
I am the independent Chair of the Worcestershire Autism Partnership Board, I am a steering group member for Families in Partnership Parent Carer Forum, and am a co-opted board member of Healthwatch Worcestershire. I am also a Postgraduate Research Student at the university of Gloucestershire, studying parent blaming, fii and autism.
This website ‘BreakfastTree’ is named after a big part of our Autism Journey, and as such it is my SEND page.
For my other work, I hold other sites. I have a fiery tongue and write an honest, sometimes brutal account of parenting, partnering and being on the Autism Spectrum with Pathological Demand Avoidance. Because of this, my multidisciplinary artwork is of an extreme nature and not to everyone’s sensibilities, which is why I have my art bio on www.BernadetteLouise.com (which has been hajicked temporary and is NOT my artwork..crying about this!) and my creative ramblings on www.RabbitMom.ComFollow me
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