Amanda is the founder of Spectrum Connection CIC, a Salford-based not-for-profit service for autistic young children (or those with complex communication differences) and their parents or carers. Amanda ran The Rainbow Project, an Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ early intervention service for autistic children, for over three years. Amanda is trained in respectful, child-led methods of intervention, particularly the DIR/Floortime model. Most recently, she has become a certified PACT therapist. Amanda has a Masters in Autism in Children from the University of Birmingham (Merit: 2019). Amanda has written for The National Autistic Society: Network Autism, and has presented at several conferences on the subject of early intervention in autism. Amanda also has first-hand experience of autism as an autistic adult.

Spectrum Connection CIC believes in the importance of relationships on children’s development. Parents know their children best, and have specialist knowledge of them. There is no limit to how much autistic children can grow and achieve through strong connections and play. We are passionate about supporting and empowering parents to confidently understand, connect with and advocate for their own child.

Spectrum Connection CIC is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that exists for the benefit of autistic children and their families, providing high-quality, evidence-based early intervention. We can offer free or subsidised places, and our fees are on a sliding scale of cost depending on what families can afford. If you would like to participate in intervention but are finding it difficult financially, please contact us as we may be able to help.